The Rangers have signed first baseman Mike McDade and reliever Mason Tobin to minor-league deals, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The 25-year-old McDade spent last season at both Double-A and Triple-A. He hit .242/.298/.349 over 326 plate appearances. Tobin actually made the Rangers opening day roster in 2011, but spent last year in Triple-A with the Giants. He posted a 4.24 ERA over 34 innings.
Right-handed reliever Mason Tobin has opted out of his contract with the Giants and been granted his release. Tobin, who will turn 27 years old Tuesday, has not pitched in a major league game since making four appearances with Texas in 2011.
The Giants re-assigned pitcher Mason Tobin to minor-league camp Wednesday. He gave up four earned runs in four innings this spring while striking out three and walking three.
The Giants have signed catcher Guillermo Quiroz and pitchers Daryl Maday, Mason Tobin, Jason Berken and Caleb Clay to minor-league deals, Baseball America reports. Quiroz hit .186/.237/.302 with one home run and six RBI in 86 at-bats with the Giants last season. Maday went 1-2 with a 4.17 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 39:20 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Fresno. Tobin went 3-0 with a 5.24 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 23:17 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings with Triple-A Fresno. Berken went 12-12 with a 3.80 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 117:46 K:BB ratio in 161 innings over 27 starts with Triple-A Charlotte last season. Clay went 11-5 with a 2.96 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 110:31 K:BB ratio in 158 1/3 innings between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse.
The Rangers released reliever Mason Tobin on Sunday, reports the Dallas Morning News. Tobin has been plagued by injuries since joining the Rangers.
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