Texas Rangers Roundup


Welcome to the first Rangers Roundup of 2015!

The Texas Rangers decided today was as good as any other day to rapidly release information. So, here we go!

The Rangers signed right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. According to the press release the 32-year old has spent the past two seasons in the Washington Nationals organization, but spent most of the 2014 season on the disabled list due to a “lingering back injury sustained in spring training.”

The Texas native pitched in The Show every year from 2007-2013 with four different clubs – New York Yankees (2007-08), Pittsburgh Pirates (2008-11), San Diego Padres (2012) and Washington Nationals (2013). Ohlendorf has a career 22-33 record with a 4.88 ERA over 124 games/80 starts.

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At least Texas isn’t putting much at risk signing him to a minor league deal.

The Texas Rangers make it through another year avoiding arbitration. As Jeff Wilson reports on Twitter, Mitch Moreland and the Rangers came to an agreement on a one-year contract worth $2.95 million with the potential to earn $25,000 in performance bonuses.

All Rangers eligible for arbitration in 2015 have agreed to contract terms.

The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen on waivers today. The Texas Rangers designated Germen for assignment on Wednesday after they acquired catcher Carlos Corporan from the Houston Astros.

The Texas Rangers have extended an invitation to spring training to 6 players on Minor League rosters — right-handed pitchers Alec Asher, Alex Gonzalez and Keone Kela; catcher Pat Cantwell, third baseman Joey Gallo, and outfielder Jared Hoying.

*Any player on the 40-man roster automatically attends spring training with the major league team.*

I expect things to stay quiet the rest of the weekend since Rangers FanFest is this weekend. I can smell baseball right around the corner!


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