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January 30, 2019
Veteran reliever Shawn Kelley has signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers that includes a club option for a second season. Kelley will have a $2.5 million base salary for 2019 with a $2.5 million club option for 2020 that includes a $250,000 buyout. He had a 2.94 ERA in 54 appearances for Washington and Oakland last season. The Nationals designated him for assignment a day after an outburst on the mound while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 win over the New York Mets.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Veteran reliever Shawn Kelley has signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers that guarantees the right-hander $2.75 million and includes a club option for a second season.

The signing was announced Tuesday night by the Rangers, who made room on the roster by designating outfielder John Andreoli for assignment.

Kelley will have a $2.5 million base salary for 2019, along with a $2.5 million club option for 2020 that includes a $250,000 buyout. There are also potential performance bonuses for each season.

In 54 appearances for Washington and Oakland last season, the 34-year-old Kelley had a 2.94 ERA.

But the Nationals designated him for assignment on Aug. 1, a day after he threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 win over the New York Mets.

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