Nate Schierholtz signs with Japanese team


Veteran outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who opted out of a minor-league contract with the Rangers two weeks ago, has agreed to a deal with the Hiroshima Carp in Japan.

He’ll get $1.16 million, according to the Japan Times. His deal with the Rangers would have been worth $1.75 million if he made the Opening Day roster, but Texas decided Schierholtz wasn’t worth a spot after he hit just .195 in 122 games last season.

Not so long ago Schierholtz was a solid part-time player and hit 21 homers for the Cubs as recently as 2013.