The Texas Rangers have signed free agent starting pitcher Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million deal.
Gibson suffered from ulcerative colitis in 2010 but still tossed 160 while striking out 160 batters for the Twins, for whom he has worked his entire career. He posted a 4.84 ERA last season but a 3.62 ERA in 2018.
He’s a durable guy who would fit right into the middle of the rotation for most clubs and should help the Rangers’ staff improve considerably.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.
Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.
The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.