By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The deal was agreed to last week. However, it was not finalized until to Tuesday by the Rangers.
This is Dahl’s second MLB team. He comes to the Rangers after spending four seasons with the Colorado Rockies.
This is a gamble for the Rangers. If it works out, he’ll be the team’s starting left fielder.
“Obviously I have to come to Spring Training healthy and show everybody what I can do,” Dahl said. “That’s the expectation, but you have to go earn it, and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing.”
He became a free agent on December 2nd when the Rockies did not tender him a contract for the 2021 season. Due to Dahl having just more than three-years of service time, he will not be eligible for free agency until the 2023 season.
“The biggest thing is they are building and getting close to winning,” Dahl said. “They have a lot of good young players, and they are giving me the opportunity to come in and play every day. That is a huge factor, plus being closer to home, my wife’s family is from Houston. That’s pretty close. I’m really excited. The Rangers showed interest right off the bat, and it’s a place where I really wanted to come.”
The 2020 season was a disaster for Dahl. He had his worst season of his career.
He had a .183 batting average with just nine RBIs in 24 games. He also had two doubles and two triples on 17 hits, while scoring nine runs.
In his career, Dahl has appeared in 264 MLB games. He appeared in a career-high 100 games during the 2019 season.
He has one All-Star appearance, which also came in 2019.
Dahl has a .286 batting average with 38 home runs and 142 RBIs in the aforementioned 264 games. He has had 268 hits, including 53 doubles and 14 triples, in 938 at-bats.
He also has scored 149 career runs. He’s struck out 265 times and walked 66 times.
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