Texas signed Stubbs to a minor league deal back in August after he was cut loose by the Rockies. After slashing .216/.286/.431 across 51 games for the Rockies, Stubbs hit just .095/.269/.143 for Texas in a limited sample size of 26 plate appearances. For his career, Stubbs has hit .244/.313/.395 at the plate across seven years.
Stubbs provided the lefty-heavy Rangers with a useful option down the stretch last season and he could be called back to fill the same role in 2016. Still, the Rangers are not presently willing to give the 31-year-old a guaranteed spot on the varsity squad. We haven’t heard much about Stubbs’ free agency in recent weeks, so an incentive-laden minor league pact might be a good solution for both sides.