According to a report from Evan Drelich of NBC Sports Boston, Doug Fister and the Texas Rangers have agreed to one-year contract worth $4MM in guarantees. The contract also includes a club option for 2019 that could reach $7MM if certain performance incentives are met.
Earlier this month, Dave Cameron of Fangraphs listed Doug Fister among his top five free agent bargains. Cameron predicted he'd receive $9MM on a one-year deal, and cited his rejuvenated velocity and fantastic performance over the seasons final months as reasons why he's likely to provide value on that deal. Considering the right-hander signed for less than half of that amount, he's likely to prove a huge steal for the Rangers.