Rangers sign RHP Tyler Mahle through 2025

League: MLB

Posted on: 14 Dec, 2023 at 11:09 PM

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The Texas Rangers signed free-agent right-hander Tyler Mahle to a two-year contract Thursday.

Mahle, 29, is expected to miss the start of the 2024 season for the defending World Series champions as he rehabilitates from Tommy John surgery on May 22. He exited his final start of the season for the Minnesota Twins on April 27 due to the injury and was placed on the 15-day injured list on May 3 with a right arm posterior impingement and flexor pronator strain.

The contract is worth $22 million over the two years, plus another $5 million through innings-based incentives in 2025, ESPN reported. Last January, he signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with Minnesota for the 2023 season.

Mahle was 1-2 with a 3.16 ERA, five walks and 28 strikeouts over 25 2/3 innings in five starts last season. The Twins had acquired him in an August 2022 trade with the Cincinnati Reds. He is 33-41 with a 4.30 ERA in 635 2/3 innings over 123 games (122 starts) with the Reds (2017-22) and Twins.

The Reds selected Mahle in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB Draft.

--Field Level Media