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11/09/2005 5:36 PM ET
Rangers sign RHP Rick Bauer and OF Adrian Brown
Both players agree to minor league contracts with invites to major league spring training
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Arlington, TX -- The Texas Rangers announced today that they have signed RHP Rick Bauer and OF Adrian Brown to minor league contracts with invites to the club's major league spring training camp.

Bauer, 28, has spent his entire professional career in the Baltimore organization after being selected by the Orioles in the fifth round of the 1997 June draft. He started the 2005 season with Baltimore, posting no record and a 9.72 ERA (9 ER/8.1) in 5 relief appearances before being optioned to Ottawa (AAA) on May 11. Bauer spent the rest of the season with the Lynx, going 3-8, 4.00 (33 ER/74.1 IP) in 30 games/10 starts. He has spent time in the major leagues in each of the past five seasons, recording an 8-13 record and 4.58 ERA (122 ER/240.0 IP) in 125 career games/9 starts.

Brown, 31, is entering his 15th professional season since being selected by the Pittsburgh in the 48th round of the 1992 June draft. He has spent the past two seasons in the Kansas City organization, batting .273 (151-553) with 17 doubles, 7 triples, 7 home runs, 51 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 140 games with Omaha (AAA) in 2005. Brown last appeared in the major leagues with the Royals in 2004, going 3-11 (.273) in 5 games. In 2000, he set career-highs in nearly every offensive category, hitting .315 (97-308) with 18 doubles, 4 HR and 28 RBI in 104 games with the Pirates. Brown has spent time in the major leagues with Pittsburgh, Boston and Kansas City, compiling a career .260 average with 11 home runs and 80 RBI in 422 big league games.

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