Frasor is Texas-bound

Thursday, January 03 2013 @ 04:34 PM EST

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

From inimitable Friend of Batter's Box Jamey Newberg's Newberg Report:

"The Rangers have signed free agent righthander Jason Frasor to a one-year deal, reported by Jon Heyman (CBS Sports) to be worth a mere $1.5 million....


"The 35-year-old reliever averaged a career-high 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings with Toronto in 2012.  He has held opponents to a .239 batting average in his nine-year career, including .229 by right-handed hitters.

"In a winter featuring a three-year, $22.5 million deal for Brandon League, a three-year, $21 million deal for Jonathan Broxton, and a three-year, $18 million deal for Jeremy Affeldt, the Rangers will pay new relievers Joakim Soria, Josh Lindblom, and Jason Frasor a combined $6 million in 2013.

"To make room on the 40-man roster for Frasor, Texas has designated recently claimed catcher Eli Whiteside for assignment."

Good move for the Rangers.  Not a peculiarly bad move to the Blue Jays, though. hey?