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Rangers release Ruben Sierra

Mar 28, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

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No, it’s not a headline from 2003.

The Rangers released the son of their former All-Star, also named Ruben Sierra, while making minor league cuts on Wednesday.

The younger Sierra was a sixth-round pick in 2009. He didn’t embarrass himself in the minors, but neither was he proving to be much of a prospect in the three years since the Rangers grabbed him. He hit .256/.301/.401 with 56 strikeouts in 172 at-bats for short-season Single-A Spokane last season.

The elder Sierra began his career with the Rangers in 1986 and went to three All-Star Games before being traded to Oakland for Jose Canseco in 1992. He later returned to the Rangers for two additional stints and had his only really good season after age 30 with the team in 2001, when he hit .291 with 23 homers in 344 at-bats.

  1. Travis Reitsma - Mar 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Pouliot, you sly fox you. That Twitter headline hooked me in.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Mar 28, 2012 at 6:54 PM

      Me too man. I had to do a double take and gave a “Wait, what?”

  2. jaysfan64 - Mar 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Thought for a second the village idiot had returned…..

  3. bigtganks - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    I was like “Julio Franco’s got nothing on this!!”

  4. farvefromover - Mar 29, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    “Stupid like a fox”

  5. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    I truly thought this website gliched about 10 years in the past for half a second.

    I hope he, Preston Mattingly and Kobe Clemens all end up on the same team someday.

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