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Detwiler and the Rangers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.45 million contract Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Detwiler will have a new role and home in 2015: he will work as a starter for the Rangers after pitching out of the bullpen last season with the Nationals. He had trouble keeping runners off the bases the last couple years, which is something he will need to curtail if he hopes to find success in the American League.

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Detwiler was traded to the Rangers on Thursday in exchange for two minor league prospects, CBS DC reports.

The 28-yaer-old made 47 appearances as a reliever in 2014, posting a 4.00 ERA with 5.6 K/9. A former starter, last season was his first real taste of life as a reliever in the big leagues, and at this point it's unclear as to whether the Rangers intend to move him back into a starting role.

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Detwiler was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

He wasn't very impressive out of the bullpen last season, but unless he gets traded it looks like Detwiler will once again provide some depth for the Nationals' staff in 2015.

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Detwiler was left off the Nationals' postseason roster, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

With the Nationals likely to go with a four-man postseason rotation and bump Tanner Roark to long relief, the need to carry Detwiler wasn't really necessary. Detwiler finished the regular season with a 4.00 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 39:21 K:BB ratio over 63 innings.

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Detwiler gave up one run on two hits in two innings Tuesday.

The addition of Matt Thornton to the Nationals' bullpen seems to have pushed Detwiler back into a long relief role, as he came into Tuesday's game with the Nats ahead 7-0. His numbers on the season (3.42 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 29:18 K:BB ratio in 50 innings) are nothing special, and there just isn't much reason to have Detwiler on your roster.

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Ross Detwiler earned his first career save in the Nationals' defeat of the Cubs on Saturday.

It was of the three-inning variety. Detwiler did not allow a hit or a walk over those three frames, fanning two. He lowered his ERA from 4.36 to 4.00 with the outing.

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Nationals manager Matt Williams said Monday that Ross Detwiler will begin the season in the bullpen.

Detwiler probably has more upside than Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark, but the Nats have decided that he'd be better utilized as the second left-hander in their bullpen. Williams said Detwiler was "not happy" to hear the news, but the skipper thinks the southpaw can be "special" in relief.

Ross Detwiler RP TEX 11 Months

Ross Detwiler is scheduled to throw one inning in Wednesday's game, with Taylor Jordan getting the start.

All three of Detwiler's previous Grapefruit League appearances have been starts, so it could be a sign that he's being transitioned over to a bullpen role. There's been speculation that this could happen, as Jerry Blevins is the only established left-hander in the Nationals' bullpen. It looks like the Nats' fifth starter will either be Jordan or Tanner Roark.

Ross Detwiler RP TEX 11 Months

Ross Detwiler allowed one run and six hits in two-plus innings Saturday against the Braves.

All six hits were singles. The last came to start the third, and Detwiler was immediately removed in favor of Taylor Jordan. Detwiler has a 10.80 ERA after two starts as he battles Jordan and Tanner Roark for a rotation spot. He entered camp as the favorite, but that's in doubt right now.

Ross Detwiler RP TEX 11 Months

Ross Detwiler was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in 1 1/3 innings Monday against the Yankees.

Detwiler impressed in the first, striking out both Brett Gardner and Brian McCann in a perfect frame, only to give up hits to five of the first six batters he faced in the second. Tanner Roark followed him with scoreless third and fourth innings, so this wasn't a great first step for Detwiler in his battle to hold on to his rotation spot.