Danks was released by the Rangers on Monday, Baseball America reports. Danks was decent with the Triple-A affiliate of the Phillies last season, swatting 27 doubles, but the outfielder just hasn't been able to translate it into big-league success. He also failed to garner a hit in four spring games with Texas, leading them to release him. Danks has seen some success at the Triple-A level over the years, so he could latch on with an organization in need of organizational outfield depth.
Danks agreed to a minor league deal with the Rangers on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Danks spent nearly all of last season at Triple-A Lehigh in the Phillies organization, posting a .257/.318/.368 slash line to go with 27 doubles in 408 at-bats. He'll join the Rangers on a minor league contract and it has not been announced at this point whether or not he'll receive an invite to major league spring training.
The Phillies optioned reliever Dalier Hinojosa and outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Thursday's game against the Dodgers.
The Phillies recalled outfielder Jordan Danks, pitcher David Buchanan and pitcher Dailer Hinojosa from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday to take the roster spots of Ben Revere, Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman, who were moved in trades.
The Phillies optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Sunday. Danks lost out to Jeff Francoeur in the battle for the team's final outfield spot. He hit .256/.347/.372 in 43 spring at-bats.