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Rangers sign Doug Fister for the rotation

Fister had a good showing with the Red Sox last season

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Surprisingly, the Rangers are the first to make a "big" signing this winter.

The Texas team was in need of pieces to bolster their starting rotation and according to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports, they reached an agreement with the veteran starter Doug Fister.

The Rangers have yet to officialize the signing.

The 34-year-old pitcher comes from an interesting season with the Red Sox with whom he secured a spot in the postseason rotation after pitching for a 2.79 ERA between July 31 and September 6.

In total, Fister made 15 starts and pitched in another 3 games as a reliever this season for a total ERA of 4.88.

According to Drellich, Fister's new contract would be for Major League money and is only pending a physical.

The figures of the deal have not been released.

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The Rangers are extremely short on starters this off-season, as only Cole Hamels and Martin Perez are guaranteed a spot.

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