By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Texas Rangers have signed free agent pitcher Lance Lynn. He has received a three-year, $30 million deal, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.
The 31-year-old Indianapolis, Indiana native joins his fourth MLB team with this move. He has played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees.
He split the 2018 season with the Twins and the Yankees. He had signed a free agent contract with the Twins on March 12th, 2018.
Then, he was traded by the Twins to the Yankees on July 30th, 2018. Minnesota received First Baseman/Designated Hitter/Right Fielder Tyler Austin and prospect Luis Rijo in the deal.
With the Yankees, he went 3-2 in 11 appearances, including nine starts. He had a 4.14 ERA in 54 1/3 innings and allowed 26 runs (25 earned runs), including two home runs. He also struck out 61 batters and walked 14.
As a member of the Twins, he went 7-8 in 20 starts. He had a 5.10 ERA in 102 1/3 innings and allowed 61 runs (58 earned runs), including 12 home runs. He also struck out 100 batters and walked 62.
He was 72-47 in six seasons with the Cardinals in 183 appearances, including 161 starts, four games finished, two complete games, one shutout, and one save. He had a 3.38 ERA in 977 2/3 innings and allowed 398 runs (367 earned runs) and 86 home runs.
Lynn also struck out 919 batters and walked 369.
He has won 10 or more games over the last six seasons. His best season was an 18-7 record in 2012 in 29 starts.
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