Rangers Sign Tolleson, Espino to Minor League Deals

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: Shawn Tolleson #37 of the Texas Rangers walks off the field after Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hit a game winning RBI during the ninth inning of a baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 7, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Texas Rangers have signed right-handed pitchers Shawn Tolleson and Paolo Espino to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.

The 29-year-old Tolleson was 11-7 with 46 saves and a 3.84 ERA for the Rangers from 2014-16. He spent last season in the Tampa Bay Rays organization and had season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on May 17. He is expected to continue rehabilitation through the upcoming season.

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The 30-year-old Espino was assigned outright by Texas to Triple-A Round Rock on Oct. 10. He made six relief appearances with Texas after being acquired in an August trade with Milwaukee.

The Rangers also signed outfielder Brett Eibner and right-handed pitcher Zeke Spruill to minor league contacts.