Rangers catcher Jose Felix, who is playing with Triple-A Round Rock, suffered a fractured hamate bone in his left hand, MLB.com reports Monday. Felix will need surgery and will miss 6-8 weeks. He was hitting .270 for Round Rock with a .306 slugging percentage.
The Rangers made another wave of roster cuts Tuesday, optioning pitchers Jeff Beliveau and Wilmer Font, outfielder Engel Beltre and first baseman Mike Olt to Triple-A Round Rock. Texas also moved first basemen Brandon Allen and Brandon Snyder, catchers Jose Felix and Juan Apodaca, pitchers Collin Balester, Neal Cotts, Evan Meek and Yoshinori Tateyama to its minor-league camp. Olt is viewed as one of the club's top prospects, but struggled during his spring audition and hit just .194 in Cactus League play. The 24-year-old did manage two homers and should rise to the Rangers later in the year.
The Rangers re-assigned seven players to minor league camp on Saturday, reducing their number in camp to 41. Those sent to the minors were non-roster invitees 1B Chad Tracy, 1B Jose Ruiz, pitchers Seth McClung, Cody Eppley and Ryan Tucker, IF Brian Barden and C Jose Felix.