Jon Heyman reports that the Nationals have signed infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to a major league contract.
Cabrera, 33, was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday and released on Sunday. He hit a disappointing .235/.318/.393 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI in 368 plate appearances. This comes on the heels of a disappointing two-plus months with the Phillies last year as well.
Cabrera will be beginning his second stint with the Nationals. He spent the second half of the 2014 season in D.C., posting a .700 OPS across 49 games.
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.