RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS ON MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT
WITH OUTFIELDER DREW STUBBS
Club also agrees to terms with 17 players on one-year contracts
Surprise, Ariz. — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Drew Stubbs (#6) on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. He joined Rangers camp in Surprise, Arizona this morning.
Stubbs, 31, finished last season with the Rangers, serving primarily as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement. He also appeared in 4 of the Rangers’ 5 games in the American League Division Series loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Stubbs combined to bat .195 with 5 home runs and 10 RBI over 78 games with Colorado and Texas in 2015. He was released by the Rockies on August 22 before signing a minor league contract with the Rangers two days later, and had his contract purchased by Texas from Triple-A Round Rock on September 1.
Stubbs is a career .244 hitter with 152 stolen bases over 842 major league games with Cincinnati (2009-12), Cleveland (2013), Colorado (2014-15), and Texas (2015). The Atlanta, Texas native played on the University of Texas 2005 College World Series championship team.
RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH 17 PLAYERS ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACTS: The club also announced today that 17 players have agreed to terms on one-year contracts for the 2016 season. No further terms were disclosed. The 17 players are Hanser Alberto, Delino DeShields, Sam Dyson, Andrew Faulkner, Sam Freeman, Joey Gallo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Luke Jackson, Keone Kela, Pat Kivlehan, Phil Klein, Jose Leclerc, Nomar Mazara, Rougned Odor, Anthony Ranaudo, Ryan Rua, and Connor Sadzeck.
The club now has 37 of the 40 players on the major league roster under contract for 2016. The Rangers will begin Cactus League play on March 2 against the Kansas City Royals at 1:05 p.m. MT at Surprise Stadium.