Texas Rangers rumors: Neal Cotts will not be re-signing with the Rangers, per Anthony Andro on Twitter.
Cotts, who will turn 35 at the end of spring training, was one of the Rangers' big success stories in 2013. Signed to a minor league deal, Cotts got an early season promotion, and ended up posting a 1.11 ERA in 57 IP for the Rangers that season. He came back to earth in 2014, however, posting a 4.32 ERA in 66.2 IP, largely due to his K rate dropping significantly while allowing 3 times as many homers as he did in 2013.
While the Rangers have a lot of options in the bullpen from the right side in 2015, the internal options from the left side right now are primarily Robbie Ross and Alex Claudio, although Ross Detwiler, who is getting a chance to earn a spot in the rotation, could end up in the bullpen, especially now that Yovani Gallardo has been added to the team.