Report: Pitcher Jordan Lyles agrees to two-year deal with Rangers

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Milwaukee. (Morry Gash/AP)

Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Texas Rangers on Friday night, according to multiple reports.

Lyles, 29, had a pedestrian 12-8 record, 4.05 ERA and 1.319 WHIP in 141 innings last season, split between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers.

But he finished strong with the Brewers, who acquired him in a late-July trade, going 7-1 with a 2.85 ERA and 1.108 WHIP in 11 starts.

Lyles was selected in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros and has amassed a 5.11 ERA in 909 2/3 innings over nine seasons. He spent 2016 and 2017 primarily as a reliever, but the right-hander has otherwise been a starter since entering the majors in 2011.

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