The Rangers have signed Sidney Ponson to a minor league deal, and he will arrive in camp on Monday, according to Richard Durrett of The Dallas Morning News. GM Jon Daniels says Ponson is in good shape. If he’s indeed touching 94 mph and has turned over a new leaf, he might just be able to do some good. The Rangers aren’t risking anything here.
Ponson, 32, made seven lousy starts for the Twins last year. This winter, he pitched 14.2 innings while allowing two runs for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. He struck out eight and walked four in the stint. He also had the opportunity to hang out with Quinton McCracken and Danny Graves, among others (note: not sure if he actually hung out with those two. I would’ve.)