ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have signed left-hander Cesar Ramos to a minor league contract with plans to convert the 31-year-old reliever back into a starter.

Ramos had a career-high 65 relief appearances with the Los Angeles Angels last season, going 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA. He has 10 career major league starts, mostly recently with Tampa Bay in 2014.

A supplemental first-round pick by San Diego in 2005, Ramos is 7-12 with a 3.70 ERA in 251 career appearances. He was mostly a starter in the minor leagues before debuting in the majors in 2009.

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Ramos, whose signing was announced Tuesday, will be in big league camp with the AL West champions in spring training.