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Joe Nathan wants multiyear Rangers deal

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09:10 AM ET 09.22 | Reliever Joe Nathan would like to stay with the Rangers on a multiyear contract beyond 2014. That's why he has a clause in his contract that allows him to become a free agent after this season. Nathan triggered that clause when he pitched the ninth inning in the Rangers' 8-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday. It was the 55th game he finished this season. Under the terms of his contract, the Rangers have a $9.5 million option on Nathan for 2014. But he now has the right to void that option and become a free agent because he has 55 games finished. He'd rather stay with the Rangers on a multiyear deal. His options would be a multiyear deal with the Rangers, void the option and try to get a multiyear deal elsewhere or play in 2014 on the one-year, $9.5 million option. "The only reason to have that incentive in play is to have a little bit of power in getting a multiyear deal," Nathan said. "Other than that, I'm just glad to get to that point and have it over and done with. Not that I was worried about it, but now I don't have to concern myself with it. I can focus on what's important." The Rangers will wait until after the season to discuss all their potential free agents.

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September 22, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Two is multi. Is it not?

September 22, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Goodbye.

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September 22, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That's what my wife says. I've tried to convince her and her cute co-worker otherwise.

Keep trying. A man needs to reach for the stars and all. Have goals. That is what it is all about. The Dream.

September 22, 2013  10:00 PM ET

Hit the road, Jack (Joe) and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more...

 
September 23, 2013  10:54 AM ET

Joe Nathan wants to win, however he won't do so in Texas

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