Rangers sign Nate Schierholtz to a minor league deal

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Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake announces on Twitter that the club has signed outfielder Nate Schierholtz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Schierholtz will earn a $1.75 million salary should he make the major league roster.

Schierholtz, 31 on February 15, spent last season with the Cubs and Nationals, finishing with an aggregate .195/.243/.309 slash line along with seven home runs and 37 RBI in 383 plate appearances. Overall, though, he’s typically been much more productive with the bat and is regarded as a decent defensive player.