Hammel gets minor league deal from Texas with spring invite
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Free agent right-hander Jason Hammel has agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers and will report to major league spring training.
Texas announced the deal Friday, three months after the Kansas City Royals declined a $12 million mutual option and instead paid a $2 million buyout.
Hammel was 4-14 with a 6.02 ERA in 18 starts and 21 relief appearances, dropped from the rotation in early July after losing six starts in a row. The 14 losses were a career high.
Hammel is 96-114 with a 4.62 ERA while starting 298 of his 377 games over 13 big league seasons for six teams. He was 15-10 in 2016 for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, but went 12-27 the past two years with the Royals.
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