The Texas Rangers and free agent starting pitcher Kyle Gibson have agreed to terms on a 3 year/30 million dollar deal, first reported by Jon Morosi.
Gibson hit the free agent market for the first time in his career this offseason after spending his past seven seasons with the Minnesota Twins. Gibson has been a constant in the Twins rotation through the past six seasons, posting at least 25 starts in each full season. This past season, Gibson posted a 13-7 record with a 4.84 ERA and posted a career high 9.00 K/9.
For the Rangers, it is their second consecutive season handing out a 3 year/ 30 million dollar deal to a veteran starting pitcher. Last offseason, Lance Lynn signed with the Rangers and posted the best season of his career, earning a top 5 finish in Cy Young voting. With Gibson, the Rangers are expected to have a starting rotation of Mike Minor, Lynn, Gibson, Ariel Jurado and Kolby Allard.