The market for pitchers this off-season hasn’t been that great, but there are a couple names that could come into an organization and help out.
Right now teams are waiting for Masahiro Tanaka to make a decision on who he will sign with before moving onto whoever else is available. The Texas Rangers were thought to be a team who could possibly throw their name in the hat to sign Tanaka. Right now other teams who are interested in pursuing the right handed Japanese phenom are waiting for him to make a decision.
So while other teams fight for position in the Tanaka Sweepstakes, the Texas Rangers could be adding another arm to their rotation.
According to Chris Cotillo on Twitter, The Rangers could be closing in on a deal with 32 year old right handed starting pitcher Jerome Williams.
Source: #Rangers making progress on a deal with RHP Jerome Williams. Talks intensified after Holland injury.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 11, 2014
Williams has spent the last three years with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He posted a 4.57, 1.39 WHIP, 107 strike outs (career high) in 169 1/3 innings pitched.