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Texas Rangers sign Allen Webster to minor league deal

Righthanded pitcher Allen Webster has been signed to a minor league deal, giving Texas some pitching depth

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have signed righthanded pitcher Allen Webster to a minor league deal with an invite to the major league camp, according to John Blake on Twitter.

Webster, who turns 27 in February, is a one-time top-100 prospect who came up in the Dodgers system before being sent to the Red Sox in the August, 2012, trade that saw Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford go from Boston to L.A.

Webster was later shipped to Arizona by Boston in the Wade Miley deal after the 2014 season. He pitched in Korea in 2016.

Webster has not had success in the majors, putting up a 6.13 ERA in 120.1 IP in the big leagues, and struggled with his control in the KBO in 2016, walking 47 batters in 71 innings, against 59 strikeouts.

He will presumably represent some pitching depth for the Rangers, giving them a starting pitcher to log some innings in Round Rock.