Right-handed starter Jacob deGrom has agreed to a five-year contract with the Texas Rangers, the club announced on Friday night. No financial terms were disclosed by the organization, but MLB.com’s Kennedi Landry reports that the deal is worth $185 million.
deGrom will now front a rotation that was one of the weak spots of the Rangers roster. Texas acquired Jake Odorizzi from the Atlanta Braves in early November, making deGrom the second addition to their starting five. The Rangers also have a number of young starters on the way, including recent top-five picks Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker.
Holy crap. The Rangers signed Jacob de Grom https://t.co/YhqUdxBPLH
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) December 3, 2022