The Rangers and Sidney Ponson have agreed to minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. This comes as no surprise after the Rangers learned that Brandon McCarthy will be out for over a month with inflammation. MLB.com believes Luis Mendoza is the leading candidate to replace McCarthy, but Eric Hurley and now Ponson will compete as well. Ponson struggled this past season, but GM Jon Daniels thinks that a weight problem may have caused it. I doubt this signing will have any major effect on the team, but maybe Ponson can show he still has what it takes to be a major league pitcher. It's too bad the Rangers traded Edinson Volquez, I bet they wish they had him now.