Free-agent pitcher Jake Odorizzi has thrown for 10-12 team as he looks to sign a major-league deal in the coming weeks.
The right-hander missed the entirety of the 2023 season due to a shoulder injury but is reportedly throwing without restrictions. The veteran was an All-Star in 2019 when he posted a 3.51 ERA in 30 outings with the Twins while he sports a 3.99 ERA across 241 career MLB appearances.
Jake Odorizzi will not pitch during the 2023 season after undergoing shoulder debridement surgery.
The 33-year-old veteran began to have an issue with his shoulder during winter workouts. Odorizzi was expected to be in the bullpen or a spot starter, roles currently filled by Dane Dunning and Cole Ragans according to Rangers’ manager Chris Young. The Rangers traded for Odorizzi in November 2022 and he is set to be a free agent after this season.
Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Odorizzi has yet to throw to a live hitter as he deals with arm fatigue this spring.
Odorizzi continues to throw bullpen sessions but has yet to face a live hitter to this point in the spring. Rangers general manager Chris Young said Odorizzi's ability to start the regular season on the active roster is in doubt as a result. The right-hander made 22 starts between the Astros and Braves in 2022, posting a 4.40 ERA and 19% K% in that time. Regardless of his ailment, the Rangers plan to use Odorizzi as a long reliever in the 2023 campaign.
Jake Odorizzi, who has been dealing with arm fatigue, threw a light bullpen session on Tuesday.
Odorizzi is continuing his build-up as he entered camp a little bit behind the other pitchers. He still has a chance to be fully healthy by Opening Day barring any setbacks.
The Texas Rangers have acquired Jake Odorizzi from the Braves.
Odorizzi finished the 2022 campaign with a 6-6 record, 4.40 ERA, and 86 strikeouts in 22 games pitched. The 32-year-old will now head to Texas and look to solidify his spot in the Rangers’ rotation.