Three free agent left-handed relievers for the Texas Rangers to consider
By Travis Koch
Sipp had a sneaky-good 2018 season. He appeared in 54 games for the Astros and pitched to a 3-1 record and 1.86 ERA. It was the best year of his 10-year career. He allowed only 6.3 hits per nine innings and 0.2 home runs per nine. That’s incredible considering most of hit outings took place at Minute Maid Park.
The Texas Rangers need a left-handed reliever, and they always need pitchers who can keep the ball in the playing field. Sipp gave up one home run all of 2018!
Sipp faced 68 left-handed hitters and 67 right-handed hitters last year. He held lefties to a .191 batting average and a .294 slugging percentage and righties to a .209 batting average and .328 slugging.
Last year may have been a shot in the dark for Sipp; however, he’s definitely worthy of a contract with someone. The 35-year-old is another cheap, commendable option for the Rangers.