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Hunter Greene to undergo Tommy John surgery

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Reds top pitching prospect Hunter Greene will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans adds that the procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Greene, 19, was diagnosed with a sprained UCL in early August last year. He suffered a setback recently, which prompted him to go under the knife.

The Reds selected Greene in the first round, second overall, of the 2017 draft. MLB Pipeline ranked him No. 3 in the Reds’ system behind infielder Nick Senzel and outfielder Taylor Trammell, and No. 22 overall in baseball. Last season, in 18 starts with Single-A Dayton, Greene posted a 4.48 ERA with 89 strikeouts and 23 walks across 68 1/3 innings.

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.