Stubbs agrees to minor deal with Rangers for big league camp

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Drew Stubbs has agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, and the outfielder is expected to be in their major league camp Saturday.

Stubbs spent the end of last season with Texas. He had signed a minor league deal in August after being released by Colorado.

The Rangers used Stubbs primarily as a defensive replacement and pinch-runner. He had only 21 at-bats in 27 regular-season games, then played in four of the five Division Series games for the AL West champions.

Stubbs gives the Rangers some depth in the outfield with slugger Josh Hamilton set to start the season on the disabled list with left knee issues.

The 31-year-old Stubbs has played 816 major league games with Cincinnati (2009-12), Cleveland (2013), Colorado (2014-15) and Texas.