Nick Goody claimed by Texas Rangers

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Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Nick Goody on a release waivers claim from the Cleveland Indians.

Goody, 28, was designated for assignment by the Indians on November 20 and placed on unconditional release waivers on November 22. Under Major League rules for release waiver claims, Goody has five days to accept the assignment and be added to the Rangers’ Major League roster or reject the assignment and become an automatic free agent.

Goody was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on June 5 and was 3-2 with a 3.54 earned run average in 39 relief appearances with Cleveland the rest of the season. He recorded 50 strikeouts in 40.2 innings and held opponents to a .201/.301/.389 batting line. Goody’s opponents’ batting average splits were .188 vs. RHP and .226 vs. LHP.

The right-hander went 0-1, 7.77 in 21 games at Columbus, posting a 1.69 ERA (2 EE/10.2 IP) in his final eight appearances with the Clippers.

Goody is 4-6, 3.81 in 141 career relief appearances with the Yankees (2015-16) and Indians (2017-19). He pitched in just 12 games with Cleveland in 2018 before undergoing right elbow debridement surgery on August 31.

From Rangers PR staff reports