Guardado, Rangers agree to one-year, $2 million contract

Updated: January 11, 2008, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Eddie Guardado understands he's more likely to be a mentor than a closer.

Less than two years removed from elbow ligament-replacement surgery, Guardado agreed with the Texas Rangers on a $2 million, one-year contract that allows him to make an additional $4 million in performance bonuses.

Guardado, a two-time All-Star, was a closer as recently as 2006 with Seattle before losing that job, getting traded to Cincinnati and injuring his elbow. He returned for the final ...

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