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Texas has committed that Detwiler will compete for the final spot in the rotation despite the lack of healthy left-handed relief pitching early this spring according to the team's web site.

Detwiler heads the competition for the final spot that contains around five others and isn't being viewed as a reliever despite him pitching in that role for parts of the past two seasons with Washington.

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Detwiler could land in the bullpen due to the Rangers' lack of lefty relievers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.It's hard to believe the Rangers would give up on what could be a solid left-handed starter (3.40 ERA, 164.1 IP in 2012) for one more option in the bullpen that could have been filled from the outside. That isn't even to mention that Detwiler was also substantially worse when Washington moved him to the bullpen after 2012, putting up a 4.03 ERA through 2013 and 2014.

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Detwiler will be stretched out as a starter in spring training, but he will have to compete for a spot in the Rangers' rotation, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

The Rangers traded for Anthony Ranaudo on Tuesday, who will also be given a chance to compete for a spot in the rotation. While it is not a very imposing bunch after Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and to a lesser extent, Yovani Gallardo, there are a lot of similarly skilled pitchers who could find their way to starts at the back of the Rangers' rotation this season. Detwiler may emerge as one of the five best options, but it is something that will have to play out this spring.

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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.