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Yankees acquire Tateyama from Texas

The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama from the Texas Rangers in exchange for future considerations.

Tateyama had spent the entire season at Texas' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock, posting a record of 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA and one save in 23 games. He will be assigned to New York's Triple-A club in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The right-hander joined Texas as a free agent in November 2010 after pitching for 12 seasons in Japan. He made 53 relief appearances with the Rangers over the 2011-12 seasons, compiling a mark of 3-0 with a 5.75 ERA and one save.