Free Agent pitcher Jacob deGrom informed the Texas Rangers that he’s interested in signing with the team, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
deGrom is expected to seek a pact with an average annual value of $40-million plus, reports Heyman. The four-time All-Star is arguably the top starting pitcher available on the open market after opting out of his deal with the New York Mets.
The 34-year-old deGrom owns a career 2.52 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP and 10.9 K/9 over nine years with the Mets. He has been limited to a combined 156 1/3 innings over the last two seasons because of injuries.
The Rangers finished with a 68-94 record after spending $500 million last offseason on position players Marcus Semien and Corey Seager.
Jacob deGrom. Photo courtsey of Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports