RHP Lance Lynn signs 3-year deal with Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers signed right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn to a three-year deal through the 2021 seasons, the club announced Tuesday.

The signing of Lynn brings the Rangers major league roster to 36 players. Financial terms of Lynn’s contract were not disclosed per club policy.

The 31-year-old posted a 10-10 record with a 4.77 ERA over 31 games and 29 starts with the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees in 2018, averaging 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The 2012 National League All-Star had a 3-2 mark with a 4.14 ERA and 1.325 WHIP figure in his 11 games and nine starts with the Yankees after a July 30 trade from the Twins. Lynn’s 10.10 strikeouts per nine innings with New York was seventh int he American League after the start of August while his 4.36 strikeouts per walk was 11th-best.

The first-rounder from the 2008 supplemental draft spent time with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2011-17 before his 2018 dual campaign with the Twins and Yankees, owning a career 82-57 with a 3.57 ERA ove 214 games and 190 starts. Lynn missed the 2016 season with Tommy John surgery. Despite the lost season, Lynn is one of 14 major league hurlers with at least six seasons of 29-plus starts since the 2012 season and ranks 21st in the majors in wins (81) during that time.

In the postseason, the former Ole Miss Rebel has gone 5-4 with a 4.80 ERA over 26 games and seven starts. Lynn had relief appearances for the Cardinals in Games 3 and 5 of the 2011 World Series versus the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

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