Rangers Agree to Terms with Ross Detwiler on 2015 Contract

Mitch Moreland is last Ranger eligible for salary arbitration in 2015

The Texas Rangers announced this morning that the club has agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler on a one-year contract for the 2015 season. No further terms were disclosed.

Detwiler had been eligible for salary arbitration. With this agreement, infielder/designated hitter Mitch Moreland is the only remaining Ranger eligible for salary arbitration.

The Rangers acquired Detwiler in a trade announced on December 12 from Washington in exchange for infielder Chris Bostick and right-handed pitcher Abel De Los Santos. The 28-year-old went 2-3 with a 4.00 ERA (28 ER/63.0 IP) in a career-high 47 appearances for Washington in 2014, the first time in his major league career to pitch exclusively in relief. Detwiler has seen action with Washington in each of the last 6 seasons and has a career record of 20-32 with a 3.82 ERA over 132 games/69 starts in the big leagues. In 2012, he established career highs in wins (10), starts (27), and innings (164.1) before being sidelined much of 2013 with a lower back strain.