By Lew Patton
Looking for some veteran outfield depth, the Rangers have signed former All-Star Ryan Ludwick to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Ludwick will get $1.75 million if he makes the Opening Day roster out of spring training.
Ludwick had a big 2012 season with the Reds, hitting .275 with 26 homers, but posted a sub-.700 OPS in each of the past two years while playing a total of 150 games. At age 36 he’d probably be best suited for a part-time role facing mostly left-handed pitchers.