Scrambling Dodgers to give Jamey Wright a start on Sunday

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The Dodgers, scrambling for rotation help, will have reliever Jamey Wright start against the Cubs on Sunday afternoon, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports. With Hyun-Jin Ryu still not healthy, it seems to be the pitching-thin Dodgers’ best option.

Wright, 39, has started just one game since the start of the 2008 season. He started for the Rays on September 1 last year and made it 1 2/3 innings into the start against the Athletics. Out of the bullpen for the Dodgers in 2014, he’s posted a 4.30 ERA with a 50/25 K/BB ratio in 67 innings.

The Dodgers lost to the Cubs this afternoon, temporarily shrinking their NL West lead over the Giants to three games. The Giants will oppose the Padres tonight.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.