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Report: Rangers showing “sustained interest” in Alex Cobb, Lance Lynn

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The Rangers signed free agent pitcher Doug Fister on Sunday afternoon, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4 million with a club option for the 2019 season. Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers are still on the hunt for pitching, showing “sustained interest” in free agents Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn.

Adding a pitcher like Cobb or Lynn would help solidify the Rangers’ rotation behind Cole Hamels. As it stands, the Rangers’ rotation behind Hamels would include Martin Perez, Nick Martinez, A.J. Griffin, and someone from the minor leagues.

Cobb, 30, finished the 2017 season 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA and a 128/44 K/BB ratio in 179 1/3 innings.

Lynn, 30, went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA and a 153/78 K/BB ratio in 186 1/3 innings. It was a necessary performance for him after missing the 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.