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Rangers sign Drew Stubbs to minor-league deal

Stubbs could see significant time in left field with Josh Hamilton being sidelined for a significant amount of time.

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The Rangers have re-signed outfielder Drew Stubbs to a minor-league deal, according to a report from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The deal includes an invite to major-league spring training.

Stubbs, 31, spent the last month of last season with Texas, going 2-for-21 in in 27 games once rosters expanded in September. He will likely have a good shot at making the team's roster as a left field option, as Josh Hamilton will miss significant time to start the season due to injury troubles.

Stubbs hit just .195/.283/.382 in 78 games with the Rockies and Rangers last season, but hit .289 with 15 home runs Colorado in 2014 and is the owner of a lifetime .244/.313/.395 line in seven major-league seasons with the Reds (2009-12), Indians (2013), Rockies (2014-15) and Rangers (2015).

Stubbs is one of the last free agents to sign this winter, joining Shane Victorino (Cubs) and Will Venable (Indians) as outfielders to sign this weekend. For the latest look at where every free agent is signing this winter, check out our free-agent tracker.