Report: Rangers among teams showing interest in Matt Shoemaker

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker. (Mark Blinch/CP)

It appears another team will look to enter the Matt Shoemaker sweepstakes as the Texas Rangers have shown preliminary interest, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Shoemaker was limited to just 57 innings across 11 starts during the past two seasons, both with the Toronto Blue Jays, because of injuries. He recorded a 3.14 ERA over that time along with 50 strikeouts.

Shoemaker joined the Blue Jays on a one-year deal ahead of the 2019 season after six years with the Los Angeles Angels -- during which he compiled a 40-32 record and 3.93 ERA -- and re-signed with the Blue Jays last off-season.

According to Morosi, the Boston Red Sox had also expressed an interest in signing the 34-year-old.

Shoemaker said last month he was prioritizing a “good fit” in free agency and seemed more than willing to return to Toronto.

“I just want to go to a team that’s just hungry, right? And the Jays are hungry, man," he said. "Like, we’ve got this really young team who just love the game, fiery players, really talented. And just being a part of this team the last two years, just seeing the capability and where it can go, just stuff like that.”

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