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Rangers Add Bullpen Depth



    Neftali Feliz is in the minors trying to rediscover his velocity, Tanner Scheppers is in the starting rotation, and Robbie Ross is likely following right behind him. Now, the Texas Rangers are scrambling to fill out their bullpen as the club added former Pirates reliever Daniel McCutchen.

    The 31-year-old righty is now a candidate to be a multi-inning reliever in the Rangers' bullpen, along with Alexi Ogando, Neal Cotts and, to a lesser extent, Jason Frasor. McCutchen didn't pitch in the big leagues last season after signing a minor-league deal with the Baltimore Orioles before being popped with a 50-game suspension for PED use. 

    Prior to that, McCutchen pitched for the Pirates, racking up an 8-11 record with a 4.77 ERA over four seasons of occasional work.

    So yeah, he's definitely no world-beater, but at this point, the Rangers just need to, as GM Jon Daniels calls it, "fill out their bullpen."