Texas Rangers trade rumors: Jeremy Jeffress, Rangers relief pitcher, is being shopped, per Jerry Crasnick. Jeffress, you may recall, came over to Texas, along with Jonathan Lucroy, in the deal that sent Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz and Ryan Cordell to the Milwaukee Brewers last July, a deal that hasn’t worked out as the Rangers had hoped.
Jeffress was supposed to solidify the Rangers pen, but missed a month last season after going into rehab. This year, he has been awful, putting up a 5.21 ERA and a 5.66 FIP in 38 innings pitched. Crasnick describes Jeffress as a “change of scenery” candidate, and with two years of team control remaining after this season, he would seem to be a decent reclamation project.
That said, I can’t imagine that a team is going to give up a whole lot for a pitcher who was rumored to be a DFA candidate a couple of months ago. The Rangers appear to simply be ready to move on from him, as well as Lucroy, while getting whatever meager return might be obtainable.