2024 Texas Rangers: Pitchers

SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Nathan Eovaldi #17 of the Texas Rangers pitches during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on February 24, 2024 in Surprise, Arizona. | Photo by Bailey Orr/Texas Rangers/Getty Images

The Texas Rangers pitching staff was an integral part of the team’s World Series championship performance last season

Several of them return, and even others are expected to come back and bolster the already existing staff when healthy.

Here are the pitchers on the Texas Rangers’ 26-man roster for Opening Day in 2024.

Nathan Eovaldi
Eovaldi was one of the stars of the Rangers’ playoff run in his first year with the team, putting up a 12-5 record with a 3.63 ERA in the regular season and following it by going 5-0 in the postseason. He will start for the team on Opening Day.

Jon Gray
Gray battled injuries in 2023 but delivered some crucial innings in the ALCS and World Series. He returns for his third season in Texas as the team’s No.2 starter.

Jose Leclerc
Leclerc took hold of the closer’s job during the World Series run and enters the season as the team’s closer despite the experience they’ve added in the bullpen.

Dane Dunning
Dunning delivered a career year with a 12-7 record and 3.70 ERA after starting the season in the bullpen before ace Jacob deGrom was lost for the season. He was not as sharp during the postseason but begins 2024 in the Rangers’ starting rotation.

David Robertson
Robertson is one of the veterans the Rangers added to bolster their bullpen in the offseason. While Leclerc has the closer role, Robertson has ample experience as both a closer and a setup man through 15 MLB seasons.

Kirby Yates
Yates is another veteran arm the Rangers added. A former All-Star closer, he is looking to bounce back after a couple of tough seasons, and Texas could be an excellent spot for him to rediscover his stuff.

Andrew Heaney 
Heaney enters year two in Texas as a veteran lefty in the starting rotation. He won 10 games in 34 appearances last season.

Brock Burke
Burke returns for a fourth season in the Texas bullpen, looking to return to his 2022 form that saw him post a 1.97 ERA in 52 appearances.

Jose Urena
Urena is a veteran pitcher who will likely excel best out of the bullpen.

Yerry Rodriguez
From what had been reported all offseason, Rodriguez seemed like a borderline player, but he makes the roster as a younger arm in the bullpen.

Cody Bradford
Bradford was called up midseason last year, splitting time between the rotation and the bullpen. General manager Chris Young told the media on Wednesday afternoon that Bradford will start the season in the starting rotation.

Josh Sborz
Sborz broke out in the postseason and was the last Rangers pitcher to take the mound in November’s championship clincher. He will look to carry that momentum into the new season as a vital player in the bullpen.

Jacob Latz
Latz is a former starter who had a brief stay with the Rangers last season after returning to the minors for two years following his MLB debut season.

Injured list: Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, Carson Coleman, Jonathan Hernandez, Michael Lorenzen, Tyler Mahle

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