Jason Jennings Joins Rangers

Jason Jennings
Free agent righty Jason Jennings agreed to a one-year deal worth $4 million Thursday with the Texas Rangers.

The 29-year-old Dallas native is coming off an injury-plagued season with the Houston Astros, where he went a shoddy 2-9 with a career-worst 6.45 ERA over 19 games. Jennings spent two months at the beginning of last season on the DL due to right elbow tendinitis before landing there again in late August with a torn flexor tendon, requiring season-ending surgery.

Before that crap fest in Houston, he spent six seasons with the Colorado Rockies, where he remains their franchise leader in wins (58), innings pitched (941) and shutouts (three). Jennings followed up his big league debut in 2001 with a 16-8 record and 4.52 ERA over 32 starts in 2002, winning the NL Rookie of the Year.

Kason GabbardThe remainder of the Rangers rotation includes Kevin Millwood, Vicente Padilla, Brandon McCarthy and lefty Kason Gabbard, who joined the club last summer in a swap with the Boston Red Sox for Eric Gagne, who is now the Milwaukee Brewers' problem.

[Dallas Morning News] | [] | [The Times Talkin' Baseball]