Completing a series of roster moves, the Rangers have designated outfielder Joe Benson for assignment, the team announced via press release. The 25-year-old was a second round pick by the Twins in the 2006 draft.
Texas claimed Benson on waivers from Minnesota earlier this year and then optioned him to the minors. Benson's cumulative line in 2013 stands at .215/.294/.362, with seven home runs and nine stolen bases. He had steadily moved through the Twins system and showed promise over a nice minor league run in 2010 (.881 OPS) and 2011 (.879 OPS), but Benson's career stalled after a meager big league showing late in 2011.