Texas Rangers: 3 left-handed starters to target for the rotation
By Seth Carlson
Texas Rangers lefty starter free agent option: Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez has been a quality starting pitcher in MLB for a long time.
The 35 year-old can always be counted on as a steady, if unspectacular presence in a starting rotation.
The veteran lefty began his career with the Oakland A’s before spending seven years with the Washington Nationals, two years with the Milwaukee Brewers and 2020 with the Chicago White Sox.
Gonzalez started just four games for Chicago in 2020, posting a 4.83 ERA in those starts to go with 31.2 innings pitched.
Not a large sample size, and certainly not enough to write him off as a potential option for the Texas Rangers in 2021.
For his career, the 35-year old has a 3.70 ERA and has logged 200+ innings in a season three times, while coming close five other times.
That would appear to be a worthwhile investment.
Gonzalez, like Hamels, could also be had on a one-year deal at a low AAV, making him a seemingly good fit.