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.
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.