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Texas Rangers sign Derek Law, per report

The Rangers have signed reliever Derek Law to a minor league deal

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The Texas Rangers have signed righthanded relief pitcher Derek Law to a minor league deal, per reports.

Law, like Matt Duffy, who it was reported earlier today was also signed by the Rangers, was originally a San Francisco Giant. After the Texas Rangers drafted him but didn’t sign him in 2009, Law was taken in the 9th round of the 2011 draft by San Francisco.

After a great 2016 season, when Law put up a 2.13 ERA in 61 innings by virtue of not walking anyone or allowing homers, Law has struggled the last three years, registering a 5.25 ERA due to walking too many batters and allowing too many homers. Law went to Toronto in the Kevin Pillar grade in April, 2019, and was non-tendered in December.

Law is the rare four pitch one inning reliever, throwing a fastball, slider, curve and change up. He gets $1 million if he makes the 40 man roster, though he seems more likely to be Nashville depth.