SIGNED: Andrew Heaney Has A New Home


Another free agent starting pitcher is off the board, as left-hander Andrew Heaney has signed a two-year, $25M deal with the Texas Rangers. 

The deal includes an opt-out after 2023, and incentives that can bring it to $37M.

The Rangers had made it known that they would be focusing on beefing up their starting rotation this offseason, and while Heaney is no Jacob deGrom, their big splashy signing, he can be a solid No. 4 or 5 starter if he stays healthy.

Heaney had a career year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2022, posting a 3.10 ERA while striking out 13.6 batters per nine innings. 

As noted by Rangers beat writer Levi Weaver, the question now becomes: are the Rangers still in on Carlos Rodon? The lone big-name elite starter still on the market was said to be a prime Texas target.  

Their rotation now sets up as deGrom, Martin Perez, Jon Gray, Heaney and Jake Odorizzi. To say that Rodon would be a pretty good upgrade on Odorizzi would be a major understatement. 

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