Good News: Texas Rangers Confirm Double Signings To Minor League Deals

Peter Solomon and Chasen Shreve Sign Minor League Contracts With The Rangers.
According to a tweet from Dallas Morning News reporter Evan Grant, the Rangers have signed Peter Solomon and Chasen Shreve to minor league contracts. Both pitchers are probably going to Triple-A Round Rock.

During the offseason, Shreve inked a minor league contract with Texas. Despite being a non-roster invitee, he pitched six innings and gave up four runs before being removed from the squad. When Shreve first accepted the job, it was in Round Rock. Before he started to trigger an opt-out at the beginning of May, he made 10 appearances and worked 10 1/3 frames of three-run ball. Shreve returned to Texas on a new minor league contract after a week of market scouting.


Veterans such as Shreve frequently choose to opt out of one minor league contract and then sign again under a similar agreement. At least his camp was able to determine whether another organization was prepared to extend an immediate MLB job offer during his brief time as a free agent. It’s probable that another opt-out not included in the initial agreement is now included in the updated contract.

Shreve pitched in the major leagues for portions of ten seasons. After 356 innings split between seven organizations, his ERA is 3.97. The 33-year-old had a split season with the Reds and Tigers in 2018. Shreve finished 44 2/3 innings with a strong strikeout (23.3%) and walk (7.3%) percentage, allowing 4.63 earned runs per nine.

Solomon, 27, was a major league pitcher as recently as the previous year. Having only made 11 appearances in long relief, he has significantly less MLB experience than Shreve, having amassed 27 1/3 innings. The former Astros fourth-round pick is a product of Notre Dame. He made his Houston debut in 2021, and in the early part of last season, he played for the Diamondbacks five times. In June, Arizona placed him on outright waivers, and before the end of the year, he was eligible for minor level free agency.

2024 saw the right-hander start in independent ball. He signed with the Atlantic League’s High Point Rockers, for whom he started three games. While Solomon’s strikeout-to-walk ratio of 19:3 isn’t particularly noteworthy, the Rangers were apparently happy enough with his performance to give him another opportunity in affiliated league despite his nine runs allowed in 12 2/3 innings.

In his limited MLB experience, Solomon has a 6.59 ERA and more walks than strikeouts. He has pitched in the Pacific Coast League for three seasons in segments, giving up 261 1/3 innings at a 6.16 ERA. At the highest minor league level, Solomon has usually been out of the rotation while managing a respectable strikeout percentage of 22.1%. At Round Rock, he can pitch in the rotation or in long relief.

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