Rangers sign infielder Iribarren
Iribarren was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Thursday because he had no options remaining. He hit .311 with 19 doubles, 54 RBIs and 13 stolen bases last season for Triple-A Nashville.
Update: The Rangers put RHP Eric Hurley on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Iribarren on the 40-man roster.
Iribarren's career major league games include playing at second base, left field and center field. He has not played shortstop in the majors. This could be simply a move to get more depth at the position and the Rangers could try to get Iribarren through waivers and designated to Oklahoma City to play second base should, for example, Esteban German become the utility infielder. That's all speculation, but it gives them some more options for now.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.