On Friday, middle reliever Jason Frasor and the Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million with another $250,000 in incentives based on number of appearances.
“It’s just nice to know at this point. The World Series isn’t even over and one of the best teams in baseball wants you back,” Frasor said.
These deals are somewhat uncommon because of the lure of free agency, assistant general manager Thad Levine said, but the team was certainly pleased with the reunion and locking up one of the more reliable arms in the bullpen for another season.
“He was a huge part of the bullpen,” Levine said. “We want to keep as many of those pitchers intact as we can.
“Jason probably left some money on the table to sign here, but I think he looked at it from a quality of life and stability standpoint. He can be with a manager who knows him, and a bullpen coach and pitching coach he likes as well.”
Frasor, 36, went 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA over 49 innings in 61 appearances with the Rangers la...