Texas Rangers Sign Former Giants Reliever

New Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy remembers full well what the right-handed reliever Reyes Moronta can do from their time together with the San Francisco Giants, and that was enough to earn the righty a new contract.

It's a minor league deal for Moronta, with an invitation to the Rangers' spring training.  

The 30-year-old hard-throwing righty was a prime bullpen arm for Bochy in San Francisco, where he put together four seasons of work with a 2.65 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings. He held hitters to a batting average of a minuscule .175 in those 132.1 innings of work, surrendering just 82 hits. 

He sustained a bad shoulder injury in September of 2019 that required surgery, causing him to miss the 2020 season. He pitched just four innings for the Giants in 2021.

Last season, Moronta split his time between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, posting a 4.30 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP with nine strikeouts per nine innings in 39 games.