The Texas Rangers have signed free agent pitcher Andrew Cashner, with John Blake tweeting this afternoon that the deal is official.
The fact that the Rangers and Cashner had supposedly agreed on a deal came out late last week, and presumably the physical was performed today and everything formally signed off on this afternoon. While Blake didn’t tweet details, the deal is supposedly one year, $10 million.
Cashner has had a rough couple of seasons, pitching for the Padres in 2015, and then the Padres and (for the final two months of the season) the Marlins in 2016. Cashner is a Texas native who pitched for TCU, and pitching coach Doug Brocail has expressed confidence he can get Cashner straightened out. Cashner is thought to have the stuff to be a #2 starter, but hasn’t been able to harness it consistently.
With the Cashner signing, the 40 man roster now stands at 39, according to Blake.