Texas Rangers Sign 9-Year Veteran Pitcher

The Texas Rangers have made a move to strengthen their bullpen by signing veteran reliever Ryan Tepera to a minor league deal.

Tepera, who previously played for the Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Chicago White Sox, will join the Triple-A Round Rock team.

The 35-year-old right-hander had a disappointing performance with the Angels, posting a 7.27 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, and a 10/3 K/BB ratio in 8.2 innings across 10 appearances this season.

Tepera famously received an MVP vote by mistake in the 2020 season, which saw him record a 3.92 ERA across just 20.2 innings.

Despite Tepera's recent struggles, the Rangers see potential in him and hope that a change of scenery will help him regain his form.

If he performs well in Triple-A, there is a possibility that Tepera could quickly earn a promotion to the Rangers' struggling bullpen, which currently holds a 4.57 ERA.

The team believes Tepera's experience and past success, including a career 3.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 18 saves over nine seasons in the majors, will provide valuable relief depth.

This move comes as the Rangers strive to maintain their position atop the American League West standings. Photo Credit:  David Richard-USA TODAY Sports