The Texas Rangers have agreed to a multi-year contract with lefty Mike Minor. It’s not final yet, as it’s pending a physical. Terms are not known.
Minor was fantastic out of the Royals’ bullpen in 2017, pitching 65 games and posting a 2.55 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 88/22 in 77.2 innings. The Rangers, however, are reportedly planning on using him as a starter, which is all he ever was prior to 2017. His health is what knocked him out of that role to begin with — he missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons due to labrum surgery, but he seemed sound this past year. If there is concern about his durability, he can always return to the pen, of course.