The Rangers signed starter Pedro Astacio to a one-year, $800K deal yesterday. I only mention this because his name had popped up here and there in connection with the M’s. It’s worth noting that after making 31 starts and pitching 191.2 innings back in 2002, he’s only worked 45.1 inning since. This is a guy with a ton of mileage on his arm who’s less than two years removed from shoulder surgery. Also, he’s not very good. In other words, I’m glad the Rangers signed him and not the Mariners.