Consider the stove hot. Or warmed up a bit, at least.

The Texas Rangers reportedly signed free-agent pitcher Doug Fister on Sunday, according to reports from NBC Boston’s Evan Drellich and’s Mark Feinsand.

Fister had most recently pitched for the Boston Red Sox in 2017, going 5-9 with a 4.88 ERA over 18 appearances (15 starts). The 33-year-old started Game 3 of the American League Division Series for the Red Sox, but quickly was lifted after giving up three runs over 1 1/3 innings.

The one-year deal is worth $4 million, per SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo.

For all we know, maybe this is the catalyst needed to get the hot stove going.

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