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Every Move the Texas Rangers Have Made this Off-Season... So Far (2021 edition)

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Reviewing the Rangers moves over the offseason

Houston Astros v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Updated as of February 21, 2021

Data on transaction dates, etc. from Baseball-Reference.com, CBS Sports, Spotrac.com, and John Blake’s twitter account

SIGNED TO MULTI-YEAR CONTRACTS

  • December 25- RHP Kohei Arihara, 2 year/ $6.2 million

SIGNED TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACTS

  • December 3- RHP Joe Gatto, 1 year/ $570,500
  • December 11- RHP Jimmy Herget, 1 year/ $700,000
  • December 15- CF David Dahl, 1 year/ $2.7 million
  • February 10- RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 1 year/ $2 million

IN FINAL YEAR OF CONTRACT

  • OF/DH Khris Davis, $16.75 million
  • RHP Jordan Lyles, $8 million

SIGNED TO MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACTS

  • December 14

RHP Edubray Ramos, Spring Training Invitation
RHP Jharel Cotton, Spring Training Invitation
OF Jason Martin, Spring Training Invitation

  • December 16- RHP Luis Ortiz, Spring Training Invitation
  • December 28

INF/OF Charlie Culberson, Spring Training Invitation
RHP Jesus Linarez, Spring Training Invitation
RHP Collin Wiles, Spring Training Invitation
LHP Sal Mendez, Spring Training Invitation
RHP Tim Dillard, Spring Training Invitation
OF Elier Hernandez, Spring Training Invitation

  • January 5- RHP Drew Anderson, Spring Training Invitation
  • January 12- C Drew Butera, Spring Training Invitation
  • January 13- RHP Justin Anderson, 2yr, Spring Training Invitation
  • January 19- RHP Hunter Wood, Spring Training Invitation
  • January 30- RHP Sam Gaviglio, Spring Training Invitation
  • February 1- OF Delino DeShields, Spring Training Invitation
  • February 2- RHP Spencer Patton, Spring Training Invitation
  • February 3- RHP Nick Vincent, Spring Training Invitation
  • February 12-

INF Brock Holt, Spring Training Invitation
LHP Hyun-jong Yang, Spring Training Invitation
C John Hicks, Spring Training Invitation

  • February 19- Tyson Ross, will not be in Major League camp but will participate in workouts with the minor league rehab group in Surprise

TRADES

  • December 8- RHP Lance Lynn to Chicago White Sox for RHP Dane Dunning and LHP Avery Weems
  • December 10- Acquired 1B Nate Lowe, OF Carl Chester, 1B Jake Guenther from Tampa Bay Rays for INF Oselvis Basabe, C-OF Heriberto Hernandez and OF Alexander Ovalles
  • December 15- Acquired RHP Jose Corniell and PTBNL for RHP Rafael Montero
  • December 16- Acquired INF Jose Acosta from Cincinnati Reds for OF Scott Heineman
  • December 18- Acquired RHP Ryder Ryan from New York Mets to complete Todd Frazier trade from august
  • February 6- SS Elvis Andrus, C Aramis Garcia and cash considerations to Oakland Athletics for OF/DH Khris Davis, C Jonah Heim, RHP Dane Acker
  • February 16- Acquired Josh Sborz from Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Jhan Zambrano

RETAINED SALARIES

  • Elvis Andrus, $6.75 million

MESS OF TRANSACTIONAL INSANITY

*italicized are subsequent player move / transactions after the Rangers move

  • October 28-

Declared free agency
C Jeff Mathis, signed one year contract with Philadelphia Phillies
DH Derek Dietrich, signed minor league contract with New York Yankees
SS Andrew Romine, signed minor league contract with Chicago White Sox
RHP Jesse Chavez
RHP Edinson Volquez
LF/DH Shin-Soo Choo

  • October 30 -

Team option declined
RHP Corey Kluber, signed with New York Yankees

  • November 2-

Declared Free Agency
LHP Yohander Mendez
RHP Jerad Eickhoff, signed minor league contract with New York Mets
C Tim Federowicz, signed minor league deal with Los Angeles Dodgers

  • December 2-

Non-Tendered
CF Danny Santana

  • December 10- RHP Brett De Geus, drafted vis Rule 5 from Minors
  • January 15-

Avoid Arbitration
3B/SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa, $2 million
RF Joey Gallo, $6.2 million

COACHING/STAFF/FRONT OFFICE

  • December 4- Chris Young named as General Manager
  • December 22-

Mike Franco hired as Major League Mental Skills Coach

Triple-A strength and conditioning coach Al Sandoval promoted to Major League Strength and Conditioning coach