Texas Rangers: 3 players who won’t be back for the 2022 season

Seth Carlson
Oct 3, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (20) delivers a pitch to the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning game at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (20) delivers a pitch to the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning game at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 14, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (24) pitches in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas Rangers players who won’t return in 2022: RHP Jordan Lyles

Can you guess the name of the pitcher who allowed the most home runs in baseball during the 2021 season?

If you guessed Jordan Lyles, you would be correct! He allowed a whopping 38 long balls in 2021.

It was a forgettable season for the veteran right-hander, who posted awful stats in 2021, including a 5.15 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 180 innings pitched, though he did make 30 starts.

Lyles is nothing more than an innings eater for his career, and that’s what the Rangers needed this season with depth mostly lacking in the pitching department. But if this team is to turn the corner soon, they can’t be stuck turning to Lyles every fifth day.

Not to mention, Lyles and manager Chris Woodward, who is returning in 2022, didn’t always have the smoothest relationship.

With talented young pitchers emerging in Texas’ minor league ranks, plus a plethora of quality options to pursue in free agency this off-season, there’s no reason for Jordan Lyles to return to the Rangers next season.

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