The Texas Rangers have officially signed free agent righthanded pitcher Kyle Gibson, the team announced today. With Gibson being added, the 40 man roster now stands at 39.
Gibson’s deal is, per reports, a 3 year, $28 million deal with $3 million in potential incentives. The deal is slightly front-loaded, as Gibson will make $11 million in 2020, $10 million in 2021 and $7 million in 2022.
We learned over a week ago that Gibson and the Rangers had agreed on a three year deal pending a physical, and I suspect the final announcement was delayed just because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I think the Rangers’ ideal winter plan has Gibson slotting into the #4 spot in the rotation, and the team landing someone who would join Mike Minor and Lance Lynn in the top three via free agency or trade before the 2020 season starts.