#1 Non-Tendered Player: Adam Cimber
The side-arming right-handed reliever has been a great reliever throughout his career. He is a pitcher who has made 65 or more appearances in a season four times since making his debut back in 2018. It is not just that he does this, but he has also been highly effective. Cimber had sub 3.00 ERA's in both 2021 and 2022. He also had over 50 strikeouts in each of those seasons while also walking fewer than 20 batters. Cimber has also been a groundball artist in his career. His groundball rate has been above 50% in four seasons.
The one issue with Cimber is that he had to sit out the majority of the 2023 season. He was placed on the IL midway through June with right shoulder impingement. He went on a rehab assignment in September but did not recover in time to participate in the postseason with the Toronto Blue Jays.
If healthy Cimber would play a vital role in the Rangers bullpen. He would likely pitch in middle relief. He would fill the role that Grant Anderson pitched in for much of the 2023 season. Texas would be hoping the lack of success for Cimber in 2023 was more injury-based than performance-based. If it is health-based they will have signed a definite bullpen weapon for a lower cost than it would have been had he been healthy.