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Willy Taveras inks minor league deal with Rangers

Aug 15, 2010, 5:05 PM EST

According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers have inked outfielder Willy Taveras to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City...

According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers have inked outfielder Willy Taveras to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Taveras is highly unlikely to climb his way to the majors, especially in Texas’ loaded system, but it may be a nice audition for him heading into Spring Training 2011.  If he gets a non-roster invite out of it, then mission accomplished.

The 28-year-old Taveras is mostly known for his speed and swiped 25 bases in 102 games last season for the Reds.  But he wasn’t able to hang with the Nats this year and certainly has some work to do at the plate.  He hasn’t registered an OPS over .604 since back in 2007.

  1. The Common Man - Aug 15, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Unlikely to climb into the Majors? Taveras may stink on ice at the plate, but I bet you an Extra Value Meal he’s on the playoff roster as a pinch runner.

  2. CYGNUS X-1 - Aug 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    how does this guy keep getting a job?it’s nice he is fast but what good does that do if he can’t get on base?he proved he sucked last year with the reds and the fact he can’t stick with any team he signs with proves he is not a major league player.25 bases in 102 games,is that stat supposed to be impressive?what about the 100 or so strikeouts he had with the reds?he was just lucky dusty was his manager and stuck with him no matter how many times he proved he was not a leadoff hitter and cost reds games.

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