Springs was non-tendered by the Rangers on Monday. Springs was designated for assignment by Texas earlier in the day, and he'll become a free agent after failing to receive a contract.
Springs was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Monday. Springs experienced some struggles in his second year of major-league work in 2019 as he posted a 6.40 ERA and 1.89 WHIP over 32.1 innings. The southpaw now owns a 4.90 ERA over two seasons in the majors, and it's unclear whether a he'll be able to gain a major-league roster spot given his inconsistency on the mound. Right-hander Jimmy Herget was claimed off waivers by the Rangers in a corresponding move.
Springs (biceps) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list ahead of Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Mariners. He tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in relief, giving up one hit and a walk while striking out two. While he was solid in his return from the IL, Springs submitted a lowly 6.23 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 26 innings before being shut down in June with left biceps tendinitis. He'll need to string together a few quality relief appearances in a row before regaining meaningful setup work.
Springs (biceps) will make his next rehab appearance for Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. Springs will move his rehab to the highest level of the minors after losing a pair of perfect innings for the team's Arizona League affiliate, striking out three batters in the process. The southpaw has been on the shelf since mid-June with biceps tendinitis but is trending toward rejoining the Rangers sometime in September.
Springs (biceps) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday. Springs recently landed on the 10-day IL with left biceps tendinitis, and now this transaction makes him ineligible for a return until late August. Jesse Biddle was acquired via waivers and will take Springs' spot on the 40-man roster.