Rangers Signal Justin Anderson To Two-12 months Minor League Deal
The Rangers introduced Wednesday that they’ve signed former Angels right-hander Justin Anderson to a two-year minor league cope with invitations to Spring Coaching. Anderson is predicted to overlook most or all the 2021 season after present process Tommy John surgical procedure again in July, so the two-year time period of the minor league association will give Texas the chance to assist him rehab in-house this coming season with a watch towards contributing to the 2022 bullpen.
Anderson, 28, pitched within the Angels’ bullpen from 2018-19, logging 102 1/three innings with a 4.75 ERA. He’s struggled within the huge leagues because of a sky-high 15.7 p.c stroll price, however Anderson’s fastball sat at 97.three mph again in 2018 and he’s punched out 27.7 p.c of opponents on the MLB stage. The Rangers absolutely acquired loads of shut seems at him whereas he pitched for a division rival, and there’s little hurt in taking a forward-looking flier on a possible energy arm who could possibly be managed one other 4 years as soon as he’s added to the Main League roster.
Whereas two-year minor league contracts aren’t precisely widespread, we’ve seen an rising variety of them in recent times. The Rangers inked Edinson Volquez to simply this sort of contract after he underwent Tommy John surgical procedure with the Marlins late within the 2017 season.