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Texas Rangers Nearing One-Year Deal With Andrew Cashner

Andrew Cashner will likely head to the Rangers on a one-year deal.

The Texas Rangers are close to an agreement with right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner on a one-year contract worth $10 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and TR Sullivan of MLB.com

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Cashner will represent some much needed rotation depth behind Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels and Martin Perez. It has been rumored that a move to the bullpen could be in the cards for the power righty, but that does not appear to be the case at this point.

In this market, $10 million is rather inexpensive for a pitcher with the upside of Andrew Cashner. While he has not performed to his expectations, he has been a serviceable back end started and is still young enough to figure things out. 

He posted a 5.25 ERA in 2016 with a 4.84 FIP, but his velocity, however, topped out at 98.1 MPH. Cashner could be a very nice piece for the Rangers in 2017. 


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