The Texas Rangers and free agent pitcher Andrew Cashner to a one-year, $10 million dollar contract.
There were rumors swirling through the week last week that the Rangers were pursuing Andrew Cashner. It was announced last Friday that Cashner and Texas agreed to a deal, but the exact details on the deal have been announced as one-year, $10 million dollar contract.
Andrew Cashner last season had a split-year between the San Diego Padres and the Miami Marlins. Cashner’s 2016 season went down as one of the most troubled season he has had in the six seasons he has spent in the MLB. Cashner wrapped up the 2016 season with an 5-11 record with an 5.25 ERA along with 112 strikeouts.
Entering free agency this year the Texas Rangers had the mindset of adding some pitching to their rotation. The addition of Cashner really adds some sling to the backend of their rotation. According to the team’s website, Cashner will be set in as #4 on the team’s pitching rotation and will play behind Hamels, Darvish and Perez.
Free agency is still underway around the league and the Texas Rangers could still be opening up their checkbook. The team is still in the market of adding some outfield depth as they are interested in bringing back Carlos Beltran while being linked to other outfielders. We will continue to monitor the Texas Rangers off season closely for you all.