Rangers Sign Barret Loux

The Rangers have signed Barret Loux, reports T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.  Anthony Andro of the Star-Telegram reports that Loux's contract is worth $312K.

Loux, 21, was drafted sixth overall by Arizona in the 2010 amateur draft but wasn't signed after he failed a physical due to a shoulder injury. The right-hander was granted free agency and drew the interest of several clubs after a pair of throwing sessions in September.


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27 Comments on "Rangers Sign Barret Loux"


4 years 8 months ago

Wow, good move by the Rangers. Assuming that they didn’t go too much higher than slot (and I doubt they had to go near that high), Texas got great value here.

baseballz
4 years 8 months ago

Wow, way to go Rangers. They’re turning around that draft this year in a big way. As long as he’s healthy this is a very good signing. Wonder what he signed for. My only complaint is where were you on this AA ?!

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 8 months ago

So now, whenever AA misses out on a player with potential, everyone has to ask where he was?

He’s going to hit and miss all the time like every other GM. Chapman was the biggest player of note, which he missed out on.

baseballz
4 years 8 months ago

Get used to people asking the question, its the curse of having a good GM after having to put up with JP Riccardi all these years. It was really a sideways complement.

Slopeboy
4 years 8 months ago

Cliff Lee plan B

4 years 8 months ago

I was really hoping Kenny Williams would do something smart and sign this guy. God knows that we need prospects.

4 years 8 months ago

Same here that would have easily helped

Kaiser_Wilhelm_II
4 years 8 months ago

Consolaton Prize?……….

Shane

STEVEBARTMAN_MVP
4 years 8 months ago

Jon Daniels strikes again.

MetsEventually
4 years 8 months ago

Wow, great move!

InTheKZone
4 years 8 months ago

And so the rich get richer. Great move by the Rangers front office.

4 years 8 months ago

From Twitter: keithlaw: I’ve been told he needs two major operations. Glad he got paid RT @Albert_Ragland: @keithlaw what are your thoughts on Rangers signing Loux? Obviously, he’s no sure thing but a nice gamble on a guy who is a premier talent. Still interested to see how much he signed for though…

raffish
4 years 8 months ago

$312K? Something is really wrong with the shoulder.

unvme7
4 years 8 months ago

A low risk, high reward type of move.

wait_HOWmanyrings
4 years 8 months ago

I just don’t understand why some other club wouldn’t top that offer. He was the 6th overall pick for gods sake, 300k is NOTHING for that type of talent

laxtonto
4 years 8 months ago

Signed with Texas due to them having one of top medical staffs in baseball as well as their willingness to deal with guys with potential shoulder problems like Scheppers…

Probably sure there are several teams within the ballpark as far as $$ goes but considering he went to A&M and grew up in Houston the Rangers aren’t a real surprise.

wait_HOWmanyrings
4 years 8 months ago

i guess he’s not in it for the money then

laxtonto
4 years 8 months ago

The money was probably not going to get much higher than that. He basically signed for 4th/5th round money. His best at this point to ever cash in is to make the MLB roster. Texas’ history with their medical staff and willingness to work with guys with arm trouble gives him the best option long term.

No one ever expected him to get the $2M mark he was asking at the draft. The fact that he got as little as he did just shows how much risk they are looking at. Right now it looks like he is going to have to have work done on his shoulder as well as the potential TJ in the near future. Will probably be a guy that will get put on the shelf and no one will here from from another 18 months and then if all things work out pop back up on the prospect scene.

4 years 3 months ago

I’m a little late catching up on this… lol

I love that the Rangers signed a home-state guy. I would have imagined he would rather have gone to the Astros, but Texas has the T.E.A.M. right now that Houston only dreams about and Texas’ medical staff, as mentioned already, is second to none.

The money (312k) was just to keep him in cigars and babes until whatever happens happens and he can get rebuilt (or recuperated) and get back on track.

C’Mon, ‘Stros! Texas is still waiting for you to get your act back together and get back to your winning ways.

We’ll hold a dugout for ya in the World Series so one day you can see how all these Rangers’ prospects are coming around.

Until then… go, Rangers!

mrmet128
4 years 8 months ago

but he was a supplemental round talent, the D’Backs actually made a stupid choice to draft him at 6th overall. Michael Choice, Yasmani Grandal, Matt Harvey, Chris Sale etc. were available. of course, he still signed underslot for what a supplemental pick is recommended.

bustersposey
4 years 8 months ago

don’t know that it was stupid. it was a weak draft, and by saving on your first round pick you can sign more over-slot type guys throughout the draft. they’ll get #7 in next years draft, which is seen as much stronger than this years. i see it as being similar to what the pirates did in ’09. they over-drafted a guy they knew would sign for slot (tony sanchez) then signed cain, dodson, von rosenberg later in the draft.

4 years 8 months ago

byrnes punted the pick

4 years 8 months ago

the old dbacks gm punted the pick and it was part of why he got canned – but there was good strategy behind that punt. better draft class next year, our comp pick is gonna be better than loux could have been for us this year.

wait_HOWmanyrings
4 years 8 months ago

and yes i know he’s hurt, but still

mrmet128
4 years 8 months ago

GREAT move by the Rangers. i’ve been hoping the Mets would get in on him, but oh well.

MadmanTX
4 years 8 months ago

Injuries heal or can be fixed. I think this is a great deal and the Rangers will get this kid fixed up.

twins06
4 years 7 months ago

look at it this way. inuries will heal francisco lirano was a THROW IN, in the AJ perzinski deal that netted the twins Joe Nathan. He was a throw in because he was alway hurt.