Good morning, folks...
The Rangers have agreed on a one year deal with righthanded pitcher Tyson Ross, pending a physical.
Gerry Fraley calls it “a $6 million chance on a pitcher who did not appear in the majors after opening day last season.”
T.R. Sullivan confirms it is a $6 million deal, and notes that Ross may not be ready for Opening Day, in which case A.J. Griffin or Nick Martinez would likely fill in for him until he is ready.
The Rangers won’t be going through the arbitration process with anyone this year, reaching agreements with all seven of their arb-eligible players.
Levi Weaver references Ron Swanson in running down the seven deals reached yesterday.
Gerry Fraley says the Rangers “did pay dearly for relievers” with their arb-eligible guys, although I’m not sure that that’s all that accurate, given they are all making less than what they could get in the open market, and are making around (or less than) what MLBTR projected they would get in arbitration.
Samuel Hale writes that Martin Perez has room to improve.