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Texas Rangers signs Tillman to minor league deal

The 30-year-old Tillman will report to Triple-A Round Rock at some point over the next few days.


Reuters 02 Aug 2018, 08:24 PM

The Texas Rangers signed free-agent right-hander Chris Tillman to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday.

The 30-year-old Tillman will report to Triple-A Round Rock at some point over the next few days.

The Baltimore Orioles parted ways with Tillman last week, formally releasing him on July 27 after designating him for assignment seven days earlier.

Tillman joined the Orioles in 2009 and went 74-60 with a 4.57 ERA in 210 career appearances (205 starts) over 10 seasons. He won a career-best 16 games on two occasions -- in 2013, when he made the American League All-Star team, and again in 2016.

He struggled mightily this season and was just 1-5 with a 10.46 ERA before going on the disabled list with a back injury after two disastrous outings in May. He was also shelled during his rehab starts: Minor leaguers batted.

333 against him as he compiled a 0-3 mark and 6.75 ERA in six starts at four different destinations.

Tillman went 56-30 from 2013-16 before falling on hard times. He suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder late in the 2016 campaign and never regained his form.

He went 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 24 appearances (19 starts) for the Orioles in 2017 before this year's struggles.

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