Texas Rangers: Who will win the fifth starter’s spot this spring?

Seth Carlson
Feb 25, 2020; North Port, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (26) pitching against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning at CoolToday Park. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 25, 2020; North Port, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (26) pitching against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning at CoolToday Park. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kyle Cody could make Texas Rangers rotation
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Texas Rangers fifth starter competition: RHP Kyle Cody

The last potential candidate to snag a rotation spot in Texas to begin the season would be righty Kyle Cody.

A top-30 prospect in the Rangers’ system, Cody is big and strong and has good stuff, which was fully on display last season in a limited sample size (five starts, 1.59 ERA, 18 strikeouts in 22 innings).

Cody is an intriguing name to watch this spring, as he does have an injury history (Tommy John surgery in 2018). Therefore, his innings will likely be monitored in an attempt to preserve his health.

That reason alone makes the 26-year-old unlikely to seize the final spot in this rotation, at least initially.

The TJS history won’t preclude him from entering the rotation at a later time, though. Cody has proven he can handle starting at the big league level, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he gets back to doing that in short order.

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