Rangers sign OF Schierholtz to minor-league deal
The Texas Rangers added another veteran to the outfield mix for the 2015 season by signing veteran Nate Schierholtz to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.
The Schierholtz signing comes two days after the Rangers signed outfielder Ryan Ludwick to a similar deal. If Schierholtz makes the club his base salary will be $1.75 million.
Schierholtz, 30, split last season between the Chicago Cubs and Washington. He hit just .195 with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 383 at-bats. Schierholtz started his career with San Francisco and was a member of the Giants team that beat the Rangers in the 2010 World Series.
Primarily a right fielder in his career, he's a career .253 hitter with 23 home runs and 118 RBI. He could also provide value as a pinch hitter. He's a career .272 hitter in 180 pinch-hitting appearances.