Dahl agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday. Dahl was released by the Rangers in early August after struggling to a .210/.247/.322 line in 63 games. He's had some effective seasons in the past with the Rockies and is still just 27 years old, so it's certainly possible he becomes a useful piece for the Brewers, but the last time he produced an above-average batting line was 2019, so expectations should remain low for now.
The Rangers granted Dahl his unconditional release Wednesday. Texas dropped Dahl from its 40-man roster and exposed him to waivers, but none of MLB's other 29 teams were willing to scoop up the outfielder and assume the money remaining on his one-year, $2.7 million deal. Once a touted prospect in the Colorado system, Dahl has endured numerous injuries over the past few seasons that have stunted his development and sent his career on a downward trajectory. Even when he was healthy enough to play this season, the 27-year-old outfielder struggled mightily at the plate, slashing .210/.247/.322 with a 26.8 percent strikeout rate over 220 plate appearances. He's now free to look for a new opportunity with another organization.
Dahl was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Monday. Dahl was designated for assignment by the Rockies during the offseason, and he didn't do enough in 63 games for the Rangers to warrant sticking with him for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old has a .569 OPS and 26.8 percent strikeout rate this season, and he has especially struggled against lefties with a .102/.156/.136 slash line.
Dahl is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels. Dahl is 2-for-20 in his past seven games and will take a seat for the second time in the past three contests. Adolis Garcia will shift to right field while Eli White starts in center.
Dahl will sit Saturday against Seattle. Dahl owns a miserable .105/.161/.140 slash line against southpaws this season, so it's hardly surprising to see him on the bench against lefty Tyler Anderson. Jason Martin, Eli White and Adolis Garcia will make up the Rangers' outfield.