The Rangers have outrighted catcher Tim Federowicz, per a club announcement. He elected free agency rather than taking an assignment at Triple-A.
The 32-year-old Federowicz joined the Rangers in a June trade with the Indians and ultimately added to Texas’ offensive struggles behind the plate. He wound up batting just .160/.213/.347 in 83 trips to the plate with the Rangers, though he did hit four home runs. The well-traveled Federowicz produced even less for the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate in Nashville, where he slashed .140/.190/.193 in 63 plate appearances. But he was far better with the Indians’ top minor league club, hitting .278/.353/.411 in 103 PA.
Factoring in his latest minor league performance, Federowicz owns an impressive .297/.367/.487 line with 69 HRs in almost 2,100 trips to the plate at the Triple-A level. Considering his next contract is very likely to be a minor league deal, he’ll try to build on his lifetime Triple-A numbers next year and put a below-average 2019 season behind him.