Prince Fielder returns to Texas due to sleep problems

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Prince Fielder has been sent back to Dallas from Rangers camp in order to address chronic sleeping problems, the Rangers have announced. He’ll likely undergo a sleep study.

Better now than once the grind of the season starts. Sleep deprivation is no joke. And many sorts of sleep irregularities can be addressed with fairly straightforward fixes. It’s often a bigger hurdle to simply realize that you’re not sleeping as well as you need to and to deal with it rather than just brush it off or try to bull through it.

Fielder will be counted on to continue the rebound he showed last year when he hit .305/.378/.463 with 23 homers.

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.