The Texas Rangers have added more insurance for their outfield.
Outfielder Drew Stubbs, 30, was signed to a minor league contract and assigned to Triple A Round Rock.
Stubbs hit .216 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 51 games with the Colorado Rockies this season before he was designated for assignment on August 12 and unconditionally released on Saturday.
The Rangers acquired veteran outfielder Will Venable in a trade with the San Diego Padres last week. He had a double and RBI in Friday’s game at Detroit.
“Drew gives us another quality outfield option,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “He can play all three spots very well, runs well, and has a history against lefties.”
Stubbs is from Atlanta, Texas and played at the University of Texas before being selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round (No. 8 overall) of the 2006 June draft.
The right-hitting Stubbs played four seasons with the Reds, one season with the Indians and played 132 games for the Rockies in 2014, hitting .289 with 15 homers and 20 stolen bases.
He hit .263 with two homers and 20 RBI in 38 games for Triple A Albuquerque this season. He has a career .245 batting average over 815 major league games, mostly playing center field. He stole a career-high 40 bases in 2011.
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