Rangers sign RHP Lyles to two-year deal

Field Level Media

December 14, 2019 at 12:54 am.

The Texas Rangers formally announced the signing of free-agent right-hander Jordan Lyles to a two-year deal on Friday.

Lyles agreed to a package worth $16 million, according to multiple reports from late last week.

The nine-year veteran split last season between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers, going 7-1 in 11 starts with Milwaukee after a July 29 trade. Overall, he finished the season 12-8 with a 4.15 ERA across 28 starts.

Lyles, 29, has a 43-60 record and 5.11 ERA over 245 career games (143 starts) with the Houston Astros (2011-13), Colorado Rockies (2014-17), San Diego Padres (2017-18), Brewers (2018-19) and Pirates (2019).

Texas also signed left-hander Jeffrey Springs to a one-year deal.

The Rangers designated Springs for assignment on Dec. 2 when they needed to clear a roster spot to claim right-hander Jimmy Herget off waivers from Cincinnati.

Springs, 27, was 4-1 with a 6.40 ERA in 25 appearances for Texas last season.