Rangers general manager Jon Daniels revealed that veteran outfielder Ryan Ludwick will not make the Opening Day roster, saying:
All-world guy. I hope he catches a big league job with another team. I think he can help somebody. As we look at it today, we thought other options in camp fit the roster better.
Ludwick signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers in early February and it would have paid $1.75 million if he made the team at age 36.
Ludwick was an All-Star in 2008 and had a big season for the Reds as recently as 2012, but he’s failed to crack a .700 OPS in each of the past two seasons and struggled in camp. If he wants to continue playing he may have to go prove he’s still got something left in the tank at Triple-A.