The next is a press launch from the Texas Rangers:
Shock, Ariz. — The Texas Rangers immediately introduced the signing of right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy to a minor league contract with an invite to Main League Spring Coaching camp.
Kennedy, 36, has spent the previous 5 seasons with the Kansas Metropolis Royals, together with 15 video games/one begin with the membership in 2020 earlier than a left calf harm derailed his marketing campaign. Over the previous 5 seasons with Okay.C., he mixed to go 22-37 with a 4.48 ERA and 1.306 WHIP determine over 163 video games/86 begins from 2016-20. He has pitched nearly completely out of the bullpen prior to now two seasons, averaging 10.2 strikeouts per 9 innings in 2019-20.
Kennedy was chosen Royals Pitcher of the 12 months in 2019 after recording 30 saves in his first full marketing campaign as a reliever. He posted a career-high 21 wins with Arizona in 2011, and made a minimum of 30 begins in eight consecutive seasons from 2010-17. He has gone 97-105 with a 4.13 ERA over 369 video games/290 begins in his MLB profession with the Yankees (2007-09), Diamondbacks (2010-13), Padres (2013-15), and Royals (2016-20).
With the addition of Kennedy, the Rangers nonetheless have 74 gamers on the membership’s Spring Coaching roster: a full 40-man roster together with 34 non-roster invitees.