May 19, 2024

The Texas Rangers have added three right-handed pitchers, including former All-Star reliever Shane Greene, to their roster with minor league contracts that include invitations to spring training. The reigning World Series champions made the announcement, revealing deals with Greene, Jonathan Holder, and Austin Pruitt. This move comes approximately two weeks after veteran reliever Diego Castillo and three other right-handers were signed to contracts designating them as non-roster invitees for spring training.

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Shane Greene, aged 35, joined the Chicago Cubs organization in June of the previous year, making two scoreless relief appearances during brief stints in the major leagues. An American League All-Star in 2019, Greene achieved 23 saves and a career-low 2.30 ERA over 65 relief appearances split between Detroit and Atlanta that season. With a 24-29 record, 67 saves, and a 4.50 ERA in 345 games spanning ten seasons in the majors, Greene has also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.

Jonathan Holder, 30, spent the last season in the Los Angeles Angels organization. His sole big league appearances occurred with the New York Yankees from 2016 to 2020, amassing a 10-6 record with a 4.38 ERA in 157 games, with nearly all of those appearances in relief.

Austin Pruitt, who concluded the previous season on the injured list due to a right forearm strain, posted a 2-6 record with a 2.98 ERA in 38 appearances (including six starts) for the Oakland Athletics before his injury. He maintained a stellar 1.86 ERA in 32 relief appearances. Pruitt, with a 14-16 record and a 4.43 ERA in 150 big league games since 2017, has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros, and Miami Marlins.

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