Schierholtz agreed to a minor league contract with the Tigers on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training. Schierholtz spent the 2015 season in Japan after he failed to make the Rangers' Opening Day roster, but he'll take another crack at the majors again next season. He'll be 32 years old by the end of the offseason and held a slash line of just .195/.243/.309 his last time around in 2014 though, so he could start the year in the minors.
The Rangers announced several roster moves on Saturday. The team optioned pitcher Anthony Ranaudo down to Triple-A Round Rock and reassigned pitcher Ross Ohlendorf down to minor-league camp while he recovers from a groin injury. Right fielder Nate Schierholtz has taken his release from the Rangers, per MLB.com.
The Rangers have informed outfielder Nate Schierholtz that he won't break camp with the big-league club, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Saturday. Schierholtz was set to make $1.75 million had he made the Opening Day roster. He owns a .265/.324/.265 slash line this spring.
The Rangers signed outfielder Nate Schierholtz to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Friday. Schierholtz spent 2014 between the Cubs and Nationals, hitting .195 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 353 at-bats. The Marlins and Orioles expressed interest in signing nine-year veteran.
With Colby Rasmus signing with the Astros and the Orioles possibly in the market for an outfielder, the team could turn their attention to outfielders Nate Schierholtz and Ichiro Suzuki, reports the Baltimore Sun. In 2014, Schierholtz hit .195 with seven home runs and 37 RBI. Suzuki hit .284 with one home run and 22 RBI over 359 at-bats in 2014.
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