The Texas Rangers have signed righty Jared Burton to a minor league contract, according to the team’s executive VP of communications John Blake. Burton, 33, will report to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
Rangers have signed RHP Jared Burton to a minor league contract. He joins Round Rock on Tuesday. Pitched for Reds and Yankees from 2007-14.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) May 24, 2015
Burton has a career ERA of 3.44 over his 8 seasons in the big leagues, his best season was in 2012 with the Twins. He posted an ERA of 2.18 over 62 innings and had a strikeout per nine inning rate of eight.
Texas is currently 27th in reliever ERA with their bullpen seeing 148 innings this season, which is third in the majors. You have to think Burton will be in the majors by mid-June if he gets off to a good start at Round Rock.