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The Texas Rangers are still working hard at rebuilding their team after a rough start to the offseason. Part of their plan includes reinforcing their bullpen after losing relievers such as Mike Adams and Koji Uehara. Yesterday, the Rangers announced a one-year deal with Jason Frasor.
According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, the Rangers and Frasor agreed to a $1.5 million deal. The signing means the Rangers had to designate Eli Whiteside to make room for Frasor on the 40-man roster. Frasor has spent the majority of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Jays seemed interested in bringing him back. However, Texas offered Frasor what he was looking for.
"I just wanted to go to a winner, I really did," Frasor said. "I was in Toronto for nine years, and I didn't sniff a playoff race, let alone a playoff. I feel great. But obviously my window is closing a little bit. I wanted to be on a great team. I'm thrilled. It's the perfect opportunity."
Frasor landed on the disabled list for the first time in his career last year. He missed a good chunk of time with forearm stiffness. However, the Rangers are comfortable with Frasors health after he underwent a full physical including X-Rays and an MRI, says Durrett.
Frasor is a nine-year Major League veteran. He spent eight of his nine years in Toronto. The one stop over away from the Blue Jays was in 2011 with the Chicago White Sox. In his career, Frasor is 26-31 with a 3.77 ERA. In his 50 games with the Blue Jays last season, Frasor posted a 4.12 ERA.
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The Texas Rangers continued reinforcing their bullpen by signing veteran right-hander Jason Frasor, 35, to a one-year deal on Jan. 3. Frasor will receive a base salary of $1.5 million and will pitch ahead of new setup man Josh Lindblom, a right-hander who was acquired when Michael Young was traded to Toronto in December. The Rangers are in the process of replacing setup man Mike...
The Texas Rangers have signed relief pitcher Jason Frasor to a one-year deal. Frasor will make $1.5 million.
Pitching out of the bullpen, the Rangers will hope for a bounce back season from the 35-year-old right handed pitcher. Last season he compiled a 4.12 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in 43 2/3 innings.
In nine big league seasons, eight of which were with the Blue Jays, Frasor has a 3.77...
The Texas Rangers took another step to solidify their bullpen Thursday, signing right-hander Jason Frasor to a one-year deal.
Frasor is the third proven reliever the Rangers have added this offseason, joining Joakim Soria and Josh Lindblom.
Frasor, 35, has played nine year in the majors with the bulk of his work coming in Toronto. Frasor is coming off a 20-12 season in which...
Right-handed reliever Jason Frasor has signed a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.
The 35-year-old Frasor has spent most of his career with Toronto since making his major league debut in 2004. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox midway through the 2011 season, but was dealt back to the Blue Jays at end of that year.
The deal was announced Thursday, when the Rangers designated...
The Texas Rangers have signed bullpen arm Jason Frasor to a one-year $1.5mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. To make room for Frasor, the team designated Eli Whiteside who has been DFA'd just about every week this offseason.
Last season for the Blue Jays, Frasor went 1-1 with a 4.12 ERA with a career best 10.9 K/9.
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Sources: #Rangers finalizing agreement with Berkman. Deal expected to be one year. Vesting option possible.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 5, 2013
As you can see in the tweet above, it is expected to be a one-year deal...