Houston’s rotation depth just took a hit, as right-hander Scott Feldman will miss the remainder of the season with a sprained shoulder.
Feldman has been a solid mid-rotation starter since signing a three-year, $30 million deal with the Astros as a free agent two offseasons ago, logging a total of 289 innings with a 3.80 ERA.
Thankfully for the Astros their rotation has improved so much since the signing that Feldman seemed unlikely to make a playoff start for them anyway. They still have Dallas Keuchel, Scott Kazmir, Collin McHugh, Mike Fiers, and Lance McCullers to rely on.
Feldman is under contract for $8 million next season.
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.