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The Texas Rangers added some pitching depth Tuesday, signing right-hander Kyle McClellan to a minor-league deal with an invite to the big-league camp.
McClellan spent the last five seasons with St. Louis, where he was both a starter and a reliever.
He'll begin camp with the Rangers working as a starter but could figure in the bullpen mix too.
"Kyle has had success on winning clubs in a variety of roles - starter, setup guy, and swing man," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "He'll be in the mix for any one of several spots on the staff. His versatility and makeup should be real assets to the club."
McClellan had his 2012 season cut short by elbow and shoulder issues, which led to surgeries last July. He's heading to Arizona early next month and is expected to be 100 percent when the Rangers begin camp in Surprise. He's already started throwing bullpens.
He's 19-23 with a 3.69 ERA over five seasons. He worked exclusively in the bullpen his first three seasons in St. Louis but then made 17 starts and won 12 games for St. Louis in 2011 when they won the World Series over Texas.
As a reliever, opponents are hitting just .240 against McClellan in 244 games and he has a 3.49 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers have signed right-hander Kyle McClellan to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.
McClellan, who pitched the last five seasons for St. Louis, had surgery on his right elbow and shoulder July 10. He is already throwing and expected to ready for the start of spring training. He went on the disabled list May 18 and waived by the...
The Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Kyle McClellan to a minor league deal which includes an invitation to spring training.
McClellan was limited to just 18 2/3 innings last season prior to undergoing shoulder surgery, but he’s already throwing bullpen sessions.
In his big league career, McClellan owns a 3.69 ERA acorss 378 innings of work. If healthy he figures to see some time...
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open on free agent Michael Bourn and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin
Upton, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. If the price is right, the
Rangers would be willing to make either move, adds Morosi.
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an official offer from a club this winter after a career year in 2012. The
34-year-old is by the far the best arm available but still has yet to field an
offer most likely because he has a compensation pick tied to him since he
turned down the Cardinals qualifying offer.
MLB.com's Ian Browne...