The Rangers have agreed to a minor-league contract with right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, according to a report from Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The deal is pending a physical.
News has been slow on Guthrie throughout the offseason, though the Orioles had some interest in bringing him back on a minor-league deal before signing Yovani Gallardo on Saturday. Guthrie will instead join the Rangers, likely serving as a depth option behind starters Cole Hamels, Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, Martin Perez and Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Guthrie spent the last four seasons with the Royals, becoming a fan favorite while posting a 4.38 ERA and winning a World Series last season. The soon-to-be 37-year old posted an 8-8 record and 5.95 ERA in 2015, allowing a league-leading 29 home runs in 148.1 innings.
Guthrie is the owner of a lifetime 91-108 record and 4.37 ERA in 12 major-league seasons with the Indians (2004-06), Orioles (2007-11), Rockies (2012) and Royals (2012-15). He has pitched more than 200 innings in five different seasons.