Rangers re-sign outfielder Drew Stubbs

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Josh Hamilton‘s ongoing knee problems sent the Rangers searching for outfield depth and they didn’t have to go far, re-signing Drew Stubbs to a minor-league contract.

Stubbs began last season in Colorado and ended it in Texas, hitting .195 in 78 games overall. Once a top prospect for the Reds, his inability to control the strike zone and make consistent contact have led to a .244 career batting average and sub par all-around production.

Despite swinging and missing too much to be a regular Stubbs does have good power, excellent speed, and solid numbers versus left-handed pitching along with experience in all three outfield spots. If the Rangers are looking for a veteran to fill their backup outfielder role, the 31-year-old makes sense.