Rangers Sign Conor Jackson, Joe Beimel

The Rangers signed outfielder/first baseman Conor Jackson and left-handed reliever Joe Beimel to minor league contracts, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan tweets. The deals include invitations to big league Spring Training.

Jackson posted a .244/.310/.341 line in 390 plate appearances with the Athletics and Red Sox in 2011. The 29-year-old SFX client played all four corner positions last year. Jackson, a right-handed hitter, owns a .283/.381/.436 career line against left-handed pitching, so he could spell left-handed hitters such as Mitch Moreland, Josh Hamilton and David Murphy if he makes the MLB roster.

Beimel, 34, posted a 5.33 ERA with 6.0 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and a 41.2% ground ball rate in 25 1/3 innings in 2011. The Pirates signed the Joe Sroba client to a minor league deal last January and released him in August. The Rangers don't have much in the way of experienced left-handed relief after losing Darren Oliver and Mike Gonzalez via free agency.


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14 Comments on "Rangers Sign Conor Jackson, Joe Beimel"


Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

Next up, Mike Gonzalez.

Adam
3 years 6 months ago

The article says we lost Gonzalez. Has he signed anywhere yet?

3 years 6 months ago

Meaning he is a free agent, he hasn’t signed anywhere.

chico65
3 years 6 months ago

I remember one great catch he made against the O’s in September, too bad he didn’t have more of those moments…probably because he tried to run through the fence.

Tyler
3 years 6 months ago

Connor Jackson looks like one of my bosses. I just hope he isnt a big tool like him. haha

rockfordone
3 years 6 months ago

There are two guys who’s careers went south in a hurry.

TeamCropDusters
3 years 6 months ago

I like the pickup… Jackson can spell Moreland at 1B against tough lefties while still having the versatility to play LF.

Beimel was a solid LH RP for a few years, a few years ago, and could rediscover that form.

We desperately need a Utility Infielder. One of Bill Hall, Felipe Lopez, or Aaron Miles would be a solid addition.

dudeidontcare
3 years 6 months ago

I would love to see Aaron Miles in a Rangers uniform, I was kind of hoping they’d get Ryan Theriot before he said with the Giants but they really need someone, right now there’s not really any options except Alberto Gonzalez.

Kurisu Rg
3 years 6 months ago

Michael Young is technically the Rangers UIF. But he can’t play SS so yeah, we need somebody else. Bill Hall has only played 6 games at shortstop in the last 4 seasons so he’s out. Miles would probably come cheaper than Lopez, as well. If they can’t get anybody else, get ready for them to start bringing a few minor league spares (see: Omar Quintanilla last year).

Rangersfan32
3 years 6 months ago

Because signing two guys automatically means that LAA will be 15 games better next season.

Dan Mazzaro
3 years 6 months ago

Not sure if serious..

Chillin_in_California
3 years 6 months ago

The smiley face was there to show it was sarcasm. Do you know sarcasm when you see it?

Kurisu Rg
3 years 6 months ago

The guy’s from California. More likely to be an Angels fan than a Rangers fan.

Dan Mazzaro
3 years 6 months ago

only when it’s expressed in an emoticon..(there’s your sarcasm)