Strausborger agreed to a minor league contract with the Twins, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. The 29-year-old split time between the rookie-level Arizona League and Triple-A, slashing .235/.300/.343 in 308 plate appearances in the process. He also saw major league action in 2015, struggling to a .200/.240./.267 line across 51 plate appearances. The outfielder should spend the year in the minors.
Strausborger was outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Unlike Carlos Corporan, Kyle Blanks and Antoan Richardson, who were all outrighted as well, Strausborger cannot refuse his assignment. The 27-year-old Strausborger hit just .200/.240/.267 with the Rangers this season in his first audition at the major league level (31 games). He's posted a .736 OPS and 48 steals in 174 games at Triple-A.
The Rangers purchased the contract of outfielder Ryan Strausborger from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Strausborger posted a .278/.329/.438/.767 slash line in 86 games this season. He also had two triples, 10 home runs, 21 doubles, 34 RBI, 54 runs and 27 stolen bases.