Texas Rangers Add 4 New Players Via Free Agency

The Texas Rangers have made a significant move in bolstering their bullpen by signing veteran reliever David Robertson to a one-year deal.

The contract is reported to be in the range of $11-12 million, a testament to Robertson's valued experience and skill set in the league. Last season, Robertson pitched for the New York Mets and Miami Marlins, accumulating a 3.03 ERA across 65.1 innings with a 1.19 WHIP.

His performance clearly caught the eye of the Rangers' management.

In addition, the Rangers have recently bolstered their roster with the signing of several players to minor league deals, including Jared Walsh, Matt Duffy, and Blake Taylor.

These signings are a strategic move by the Rangers to strengthen their team depth and provide additional options during the Major League Spring Training camp.

Jared Walsh, a 30-year-old former American League All-Star with the Los Angeles Angels, has experienced a fluctuating career.

In 2021, he achieved career highs with 29 home runs, 34 doubles, and 98 RBIs.

However, his performance dipped the following season, with a limited appearance of just 39 games for the Angels due to being on the Injured List, and he finished with a batting average of .125 with 4 home runs and 11 RBIs.

Matt Duffy, a 33-year-old infielder, has a rich history in Major League Baseball, having played with various teams including the San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, and Kansas City Royals.

With a career batting average of .277 and notable achievements like being the runner-up in the 2015 National League Rookie of the Year voting, Duffy brings a wealth of experience to the Rangers.

He appeared in 78 games for Kansas City in 2023, achieving a .251 batting average with 2 home runs and 16 RBIs.

Blake Taylor, a 28-year-old left-handed pitcher, also joins the Rangers with a solid background.

In the 2023 season, he played for the Sugar Land Space Cowboys, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, where he had a 5.15 ERA across 35 relief appearances.

Taylor, who has played in the Major Leagues with the Astros, has shown his capability by limiting left-handers to a .159 batting average in the big leagues.

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