It hasn’t been a very eventful offseason in baseball so far. It has mostly involved rumors, most notably if Giancarlo Stanton will be traded and what team Shohei Ohtani will sign with.

Finally, this past week has seen two players change teams in major league deals. Doug Fister will pitch for the Texas Rangers, while Yusmeiro Petit will throw for the Oakland Athletics in 2018. Reports by ESPN confirm these facts and some of the information provided below.

Doug Fister

Fister agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to join the Rangers in 2018 on Tuesday (Nov.

28). It was a much shorter wait for Fister than last season, as he waited until May 20 to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. After three starts with their AAA team, he asked to be released and signed with the Boston Red Sox on June 23.

The 33-year-old entered Boston's starting rotation right away and pitched in 18 games (15 starts) for them. He finished with a 5-9 record and a 4.88 ERA. In 90.1 innings he struck out 83 batters, walked 38, and had a 1.38 WHIP. Fister lasted just 1.1 innings in his one postseason start against the Houston Astros, where he gave up four hits and three runs.

Texas is hoping to see more of the Fister, who had a 2.79 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in a seven-game stretch of starts from July 31-September 6.

During that stretch, he had a complete game and six quality starts.

This will be Fister's 10th season in the majors. During his career that has seen him play with the Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals, Astros, and Rangers, the right-hander has a career record of 82-85 in 230 appearances (214 starts). His career numbers also include a 3.68 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Yusmeiro Petit

The 33-year-old Petit will sign with the Athletics on a two year, $10 million deal. This will be his 11th MLB season and the sixth team that he has pitched for.

In 2017, the right-handed thrower pitched for the Angels. He made 60 appearances with one start and finished with a 5-2 record, along with a 2.76 ERA. He pitched 91.1 innings and had 101 strikeouts, just 18 walks, and a 0.95 WHIP.

It was the most games Petit has pitched in a season during his career as well as his lowest ERA and WHIP. He closed out a few games with the Angels as well, saving four games.

Petit has pitched for the Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Nationals, and Angels during his 10-year career. He has pitched in 257 games (59 starts) and owns a 28-34 record with a 4.31 ERA. He has pitched 628.1 professional innings with a 1.23 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings.