Rangers Acquire Ryan Spilborghs From Indians

The Rangers have acquired outfielder Ryan Spilborghs in exchange for cash considerations, according to a press release from the Indians.  The 32-year-old has been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Until this winter, Spilborghs had spent his entire career with the Rockies and hit .279/.360/.437 for the club last season.  For his Triple-A career, Spilborghs owns a .332/.400/.503 slash line.  The veteran will provide Texas with depth in the absence of Leonys Martin who will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a thumb injury. 

The Tribe inked Spilborghs to a minor league deal in January and the outfielder passsed on his right to opt out of his deal on April 3rd.  Spilborghs' contract calls for him to earn a base of $1MM if he makes the major leagues.


9 Responses to Rangers Acquire Ryan Spilborghs From Indians Leave a Reply

  1. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Last year Colorodo was trying to hijack a decent prospect from any potential team for this guy and couldn’t find any gullible team to bite.. Now finally his actual worth is known.. Utility player a hair above Billy Hall and paid a bit too much.

    Might be able to hit for some power like he did at Mile High in Texas, though still hope Texas doesn’t send much cash to Cleveland later on. Paying his 2m salary is enough for a 4-5OF

    • Rangersfan32 3 years ago

      I doubt he ever makes it to Arlington unless Hamilton/Cruz/Gentry/etc get hurt before Leonys gets back on the field.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         Would be good idea to keep him there (if he has another opt out date) and off 25 man roster. Hall, Jonny Gomes.. those kinds seem to find a way of hanging around.. They hit a few meaningless HR, have lead gloves (most of them) and teams seem to keep giving them jobs.

    • He’s not on the 40 man.

  2. LanceKlein 3 years ago

    I love this move.

  3. letsgogiants 3 years ago

    Spilborghs actually only had a .210/.283/.305 line in 2011. The slashline of .279/.360/.437 was in 2010. With the numbers he had in 2010, many clubs would have been interested in him as at least a bench player on an ML team.

  4. Thizzie 3 years ago

    He is a good pickup, Martin went on the DL, Gentry is terrible and Spilly has big league experience at all three OF positions.  As a Ranger fan that has watched Rockies games I’d rather him play any day of the week over Gentry.

  5. Excellent.  This means that I’ll get to see Spilly play my SkySox!

  6. chellopuddin 3 years ago

    The Rangers still have Brad Hawpe at AA, I’m surprised that he didn’t get a promotion with the numbers he put up. Sorry Spilborghs, but I think you were a bad pickup.

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