Ludwick eager for career come full circle with Rangers
MAR 18, 5:39p ET | Anthony Andro
Rotowire: Mar 29 / 6:41p ET
News: Ludwick was released by the Rangers on Sunday, John Blake of the team's official website reports.
Impact: Ludwick found out earlier in the week that he wouldn't make the big-league club, and he apparently prefers to look for employment elsewhere. While unlikely to land on an Opening Day roster, the 36-year-old outfielder should draw some interest from other organizations in need of depth. Coming off poor seasons in 2013 and 2014, Ludwick struggled at the plate this spring.
Rotowire: Mar 26 / 4:16p ET
News: Ludwick will not make the Opening Day roster, and he is now considering his options, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Ludwick could look to catch on with another organization, but given that he's having a poor spring and hasn't been productive since 2012, the 36-year-old may just opt to open his season with Triple-A Round Rock. He owns an ugly .200/.188/.300 slash line through 30 at-bats in Cactus League play, and it's possible retirement is also on his radar. With Ludwick out of the mix, left field will likely be handled by some combination of Jake Smolinski, Ryan Rua and Nate Schierholtz.
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 6:35a ET
News: Ludwick has just four hits in 21 at-bats this spring, with the left field competition yet to be decided according to the team's web site.
Impact: Ludwick has seemingly fallen behind Jake Smolinski and Ryan Rua, but a hot week at the plate could alter things significantly.