Jacob deGrom interested in signing with Rangers

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

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