Colby Rasmus could be headed for the disabled list

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Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was pulled from Tuesday’s loss to the Royals after jamming his right wrist on two different defensive plays.

Rasmus hasn’t appeared in a game since and the wrist is apparently showing no signs of progress.

From Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet comes word that the promising 25-year-old outfielder could be placed on the 15-day disabled list if the lack of improvement continues through the weekend.

Rasmus is batting .216/.239/.398 with three homers, 10 total extra-base hits and 12 RBI through his first 92 plate appearances with Toronto. He was a .259/.334/.444 hitter during his two-plus seasons in St. Louis.

Texas Rangers ink free-agent ace Jacob deGrom to 5-year deal

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent ace Jacob deGrom and the Texas Rangers agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract Friday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner leaves the New York Mets after nine seasons – the past two shortened by injuries.

After making his first start last season in early August, deGrom went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 11 outings. He helped the Mets reach the playoffs, then opted out of his contract to become a free agent.

Texas announced the signing Friday night after the 34-year-old deGrom passed his physical. A person with direct knowledge of the deal disclosed the financial terms to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the club did not announce those details.

“We are thrilled that Jacob deGrom has decided to become a Texas Ranger,” executive vice president and general manager Chris Young said in a statement. “Over a number of seasons, Jacob has been a standout major league pitcher, and he gives us a dominant performer at the top of our rotation. One of our primary goals this offseason is to strengthen our starting pitching, and we are adding one of the best.”

Texas went 68-94 last season and then hired Bruce Bochy as its new manager. The Rangers’ six straight losing seasons are their worst skid since the franchise moved from Washington in 1972.

The Rangers were big spenders in free agency last offseason, signing Corey Seager ($325 million, 10 years) and second baseman Marcus Semien ($175 million, seven years).