The Twins announced on Wednesday that All-Star starter Jake Odorizzi has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a blister on his right middle finger. The right-hander suffered the injury during Tuesday night’s start against the Athletics.
Odorizzi, 29, has been quite good for the Twins this season, going 10-4 with a 3.15 ERA and a 96/30 K/BB ratio across 88 2/3 innings. He only lasted three-plus innings last night, failing to retire the first four batters he faced in the fourth inning. A Chris Herrmann grand slam was the final straw.
Odorizzi was just named to the All-Star team for the first time in his eight-year career. He was replaced by teammate José Berríos.
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.