Rangers sign Andrew Heaney to interesting two-year deal. Is the rotation complete?
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SAN DIEGO — This one isn’t Jacob deGrom, but then again, no additional free-agent pitching signing the Rangers could have made would have topped that one.
But there is plenty of familiarity with left-hander Andrew Heaney, who has spent most of his career in the American League West with the Angels and now returns with the Rangers.
An Oklahoma City native, Heaney has agreed to a two-year deal for $25 million that includes an opt-out after the first year and a club option for a third should he fulfill the contract, according to an American League source. Because the deal is pending a physical, general manager Chris Young did not confirm the agreement.
The addition of Heaney gives the Rangers five veteran starting pitchers — deGrom, Heaney, Martin Perez, Jon Gray and Jake Odorizzi. And, yet, the Rangers might need another arm.