Ryan Feierabend re-signed by Rangers
In 2012, lefty starter Ryan Feierabend set the franchise single season ERA mark with the Revolution, posting a 2.91 in 17 starts going 8-5. He used that as a springboard to a contract with the Texas Rangers, and after a solid 2013, he’ll continue on the road to Arlington and a hopeful big league return.
Texas will again bring Feierabend back to Major League spring training on a minor league contract, as they did last year. At worst, Feirebend will head back to Triple-A Round Rock where he started and came out of the pen last season. At best, he may have an opportunity to come out of the Rangers’ bullpen or spot start in the Majors at some point.
In 24 appearances for Round Rock in 2013 (16 starts), Feierabend posted a 3.66 ERA in 120 innings in the hitter/altitude-friendly PCL. 2014 will be his 11th professional season already, despite him being just 28. He debuted in the Majors at 20 in 2006, and between 2006 and 2008 made 25 appearances and 19 starts in three seasons with the Seattle Mariners, but hasn’t enjoyed any big league time since.