Jennings was part of that juggernaut Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen last season. Despite not making either the NLDS or NLCS playoff rosters, the lefty had a nice season. He appeared in 72 games and notched a 3.22 ERA. He also kept the ball in the ballpark, allowing less than one home run per nine innings.
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Jennings does fall under the lefty specialist category. He rarely pitched more than one inning per appearance last season because he was brought in to face specific hitters. The 31-year-old held left-handed hitters to a .226 BA and a .266 OBP.
He did his job well, and Texas needs a couple of relievers who are comfortable and experienced in specific roles. Dan Jennings fits the bill.
The Brewers non-tendered Jennings at the beginning of the offseason, so he’s a free agent, but still arbitration eligible. Texas would be able to sign him at a very affordable price.