Rangers Re-Sign Brad Hawpe

The Rangers re-signed Brad Hawpe to a minor league contract, Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports (Twitter link). Hawpe, who was released by the Rangers last week, will open the season with Double-A Frisco.

Hawpe posted a .231/.301/.344 line in 216 plate appearances with the Padres in 2011, playing first base and right field. The 32-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow last June. He owns a .284/.380/.493 line in 2,678 career plate appearances against right-handed pitching, so he's a possible weapon against righties.

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