How 5 former Texas Rangers are performing with their new clubs
4. Jordan Lyles
Jordan Lyles is the kind of player who somehow keeps landing jobs on professional ballclubs, yet rarely finds real success. He does have value, though: eating starts and innings in a rotation.
He’s doing just that for the Baltimore Orioles in 2022, with a 4.38 ERA in seven starts thus far. That ERA figure is actually an improvement over the one he sported with the Texas Rangers in 2021, an unsightly 5.15.
Not to be lost in that high ERA was a career-high 180 innings pitched for the Rangers last year. That kind of dependability and durability isn’t common in baseball these days, and though Lyles isn’t missed in Arlington by any stretch, that kind of production can be at times during a long season.