Lance Lynn is back on the market.
Texas reportedly fielded offers for Lynn ahead of this year's trade deadline, though he ultimately finished the season in Arlington. The Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox were among those reportedly interested in Lynn this summer; it's unknown what teams might now be involved.
Lynn would come at a relative bargain for 2021, as he's set to earn $8 million in 2021. He'll become a free agent at season's end.
Since joining the Rangers two years ago, the 33-year-old has turned into one of the American League's most dependable starters. Lynn has crafted a 3.57 ERA (140 ERA+) with a 1.17 WHIP and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings over 46 starts with Texas while earning down-ballot Cy Young votes in each of the last two seasons. A true workhorse, he's made at least 31 appearances in all but two of his nine big-league campaigns and crossed the 200-inning threshold three times.
In 2020, Lynn led the majors in starts (13) and innings (84), while posting a 4.19 FIP and 1.06 WHIP with 89 strikeouts and 25 walks. A rough final start - a season-high nine earned runs in 5 2/3 innings on Sept. 24 against the Houston Astros - caused his ERA to spike from 2.53 to 3.32. That outing was one of only two starts in which he gave up more than four earned runs.