Texas Rangers: 5 Non-Roster Invitees That Could Make The Team

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Aug 9, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Josh Hamilton (32) walks in the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 9, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Josh Hamilton (32) walks in the dugout before a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 6, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Dillon Gee (53) pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Dillon Gee (53) pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

Dillon Gee

Veteran pitcher Dillon Gee has struggled the last few seasons, but still has something to offer the Texas Rangers. Gee pitched during most of the 2016 season, but was forced to miss the end of the year with an injury stint.

In 2016 Gee went 8-9 4.68 ERA in 33 games (14 starts) with the Kansas City Royals. The 30-year-old pitcher as been mostly a starter in his career, but has pitched out of the bullpen in recent years. Gee has seen 20 bullpen appearances since the 2015 season.

A Texas native, Gee could be a fit in the Rangers bullpen as long relief. Gee has pitched over 100 innings in five of the last six seasons. You can never have enough pitching depth, and Gee is a good player to have on your squad.

Gee is a player that can jump into the rotation and make an emergency start with ease. During his seven-year career Gee is 48-46 4.13 ERA in 147 games (124 starts) with over 800 innings pitched. A durable pitcher that can do anything he’s asked to do, whether it’s in the pen or the rotation.

It’s unlikely Gee makes the starting rotation on the Opening Day roster. That is already crowded with fierce competition, but a long relief role is not out of the question for Gee. A strong Spring Training could earn him a bullpen role in Texas.

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