Texas Rangers Roster Moves 3/21

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The Texas Rangers had been linked to bringing back former LHP Jordan Montgomery but that deal didn’t come to fruition and they had to pivot despite Montgomery still being available they have decided to sign an RHP in Michael Loreneze who they have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with. The free agent’s one-year deal comes in at $4.5 million with $2.5 million in incentives that have yet to be detailed. The righty has experience both as a starter and coming out of the bullpen, both of which the Rangers need.

By the Numbers

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 7th round of the 2010 Amateur Draft, and was drafted in the 1st round of the 2013 Amateur Draft by the Cincinnati Reds. His debut came on April 29th, 2015 for the Reds, he faced the Milwaukee Brewers going five innings giving up three runs on eight hits; he walked one and struck out five and he suffered a loss. After seven years with the Reds, he made 295 appearances with 26 of them coming as starts and he went 23-23 with a 4.07 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and 406 strikeouts in 473.1 innings. He signed with the Los Angeles Angels ahead of the 2022 season and with them he made 18 starts going 8-6 with a 4.18 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and 85 strikeouts in 153 innings. Last season he signed with the Detroit Tigers and made 18 starts with them going 5-7 with a 3.58 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts in 105.2 innings, he was traded by the Tigers to the Philadelphia Phillies and there he made 11 appearances with seven of them coming as starts he went 4-2 with a 5.51 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and 28 strikeouts in 47.1 innings; he also threw a no-hitter with the Phillies. For his career, he has made 342 appearances with 69 of them coming as starts going 40-38 with a 4.11 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and 602 strikeouts in 724 innings.

Jamie Lawless

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