July 28, 2021

Texas Rangers transactions: Nick Goody accepts Rangers waiver claim (Lone Star Ball)


Texas Rangers transactions: Nick Goody has accepted his assignment to the Texas Rangers pursuant to their claiming him on waivers, the team announced today. This means that Goody is now on the 40 man roster, which currently stands at 40.

Goody, 28, is a righthanded reliever who was claimed on waivers by the Rangers last week. Because the Cleveland Indians, his original team, had requested release waivers on Goody, he had the right to decline to accept being claimed by the Rangers, and instead become a free agent. Goody is arbitration-eligible this offseason, and is projected by MLB Trade Rumors to get $1.1 million for 2020.

I kind of glossed over Goody when the Rangers claimed him, primarily because I thought he was likely to opt for free agency. Goody was a 6th round draft pick of the New York Yankees out of LSU in 2012 (as well as a 22nd round draft pick of the Yankees in 2011 out of junior college). He put up a 4.67 ERA and a 5.11 FIP in 34.2 IP in 2015-16 for New York before he was sent to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later in December, 2016, having been designated for assignment by the Yankees in order to clear a 40 man roster spot for Aroldis…

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