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Texas signs Drew Stubbs

The Rangers have added an outfield piece, as they snagged Drew Stubbs after the Rockies released him.

Drew Stubbs was released by the Rockies last week, but he's now been signed by the Texas Rangers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rangers have signed OF Drew Stubbs to a minor league contract. He joins Round Rock tonight. Played in 51 games with Rockies in 2015.</p>&mdash; John Blake (@RangerBlake) <a href="">August 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Stubbs will begin his Rangers career in the minors, but it seems likely that he'll be added to the major league club once rosters expand on September 1st. In 114 plate appearances with the Rockies this season, Stubbs hit .216/.286/.431, and posted an fWAR of -0.1.

There's no risk in a deal like this, and Stubbs could provide valuable depth for the Rangers. In 2014, he hit .289/.339/.482 and produced an fWAR of 2.6. At the very least, Stubbs could be a late inning defensive replacement for the Rangers, and pinch-runner specialist. He's stolen 149 bases in his major league career, and owns a success rate of 81 percent.

Texas is clearly hoping that Stubbs will resemble a player closer to his 2014 self, but if he doesn't it won't be a huge disappointment. They didn't give up any prospects to acquire him, and since the Rangers signed him to a minor league deal, there isn't much money involved.