Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed outfielder Drew Stubbs to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Stubbs, 30, batted .216 with 5 home runs and 10 RBI in 51 games with the Colorado Rockies this season before he was designated for assignment on August 12 and unconditionally released on Saturday. The right-handed batter and thrower also played 38 games for Triple-A Albuquerque this season, batting .263 with 2 home runs and 20 RBI. Stubbs has a career .245 batting average over 815 major league games with Cincinnati (2009-12), Cleveland (2013), and Colorado (2014-15), playing primarily center field. He had 3 consecutive 30-steal seasons from 2010-12, including a career-best 40 stolen bases in 2011.
Stubbs is a native of Atlanta, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin before being selected in the first round (eighth overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2006 June draft.