According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers signed lefty Jimmy Gobble to a minor league deal. Sullivan notes that the Rangers hoped to acquire Gobble back in '03 in a failed Juan Gonzalez trade.
Gobble, 27, was released by the Royals a few days ago. He held lefties to a .200/.246/.323 line last year. Gobble won't have six years service time after the season, so the Rangers can keep him for 2010 if they want.