ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers introduced newly acquired pitcher Jacob deGrom Thursday.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner signed a five-year and $185 million deal last week.
The former New York Mets pitcher had the lowest earned run average in the Major Leagues over the past five years.
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He said money wasn’t the only reason why he chose to play for the Rangers.
"Getting on a call with C.Y. and Boch, hearing the vision of what the Rangers want to do and ultimately getting to meet Ray and the vision here and bringing a World Series here. That's the goal, winning a World Series and these guys all had that same vision, and it lined up with what I wanted to do," he said.
deGrom is now the ace of the Rangers’ starting rotation.
The team heads to Arizona for spring training in two months.