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Rangers release Conor Jackson, Joe Beimel

Mar 26, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

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As part of their cuts Monday, the Rangers released veterans Conor Jackson, Joe Beimel and Mitch Stetter, making the group free agents.

Jackson, who finished last season with the Red Sox, was vying to make the Rangers as a right-handed hitting option at first base and in the outfield corners, but he was just 3-for-33 this spring. The poor showing suggests that he’ll have to go to Triple-A for a bit to earn another shot. The Nationals are one team that may want to give him a look, considering they have Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse banged up and the fragile Mark DeRosa as their top fallback at first base.

Beimel and Stetter were among those vying to become the lone lefty in the Texas pen. Beimel allowed three runs in six innings this spring, while Stetter gave up six runs — two earned — in 3 1/3 innings. The Rangers are still considering Michael Kirkman, Neal Cotts and maybe Robbie Ross for a role, though it’s not guaranteed that they will keep a lefty.

  1. jwbiii - Mar 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Conor Jackson was also due for a $100k bonus on March 30, kind of pricy for an organizational depth guy.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/2012/03/new-cba-clause-alters-terms-of-select-minor-league-contracts/comment-page-1/#comment-258334

    Expect to see more of these guys released in the next few days.

  2. eastcoastblows - Mar 26, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Release them all! Hasta la chingada con los rangers!

  3. jjschiller - Mar 26, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Is that Connor Jackson or Henry Rollins?

    • deadeyedesign23 - Mar 26, 2012 at 10:55 PM

      You could park a Buick on his neck.

  4. proudliberal85392 - Mar 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    CoJack hasn’t really been the same since he battled valley fever in Arizona.

  5. hoopmatch - Mar 27, 2012 at 5:06 AM

    HIs dad is actor John Jackson (Admiral Chegwidden on JAG), so maybe Conor can get some acting jobs if baseball doesn’t work out.

    • bufordmaddogtannen - Mar 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      Bouncer at Club……………..Conor Jackson
      Big guy in background………Conor Jackson
      Pro Wrestler…………………..Conor Jackson
      Tough Guy #4…………………Conor Jackson

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