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Scratch off Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan

#36 RP
Minnesota Twins

2011 STATS

  • GM48
  • W2

  • L1

  • BB14

  • K43

  • ERA4.84

Scratch Joe Nathan off the list of potential closers, although his price tag likely was outside of what the Mets intended to spend on that position from the get-go. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick confirms Nathan has signed a two-year deal with the Texas Rangers. SI.com suggested the salary is about $7 million annually.

Among closer candidates, Matt Capps and Frank Francisco appear to be possibilities.