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Report: Rangers sign Jeremy Guthrie to a minor league deal

Jeremy Guthrie

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)


The Rangers have reached an agreement with pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. It’s a minor league deal and its completion is pending a physical, per’s T.R. Sullivan.

Considering that Guthrie turns 37 years old in April and is coming off of an ugly 2015 season, so it’s not surprising that Guthrie had to settle for a minor league deal. Across 24 starts and six relief appearances with the Royals this past season, the right-hander posted a 5.95 ERA with 84 strikeouts and 44 walks in 148 1/3 innings. He led the league with 29 home runs allowed and was left off the Royals’ postseason roster.

The Royals declined a mutual option for 2016 worth $10 million back in November, which sent Guthrie into free agency.

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