Stubbs, Rangers agree to Minor League deal

Outfielder released by Rockies after batting .216 with five homers in 51 games

Stubbs, Rangers agree to Minor League deal

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have signed veteran outfielder Drew Stubbs to a Minor League contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Stubbs, 30, batted .216 with five home runs and 10 RBIs in 51 games with the Rockies this season before he was designated for assignment on Aug. 12 and unconditionally released on Saturday.

Stubbs also played 38 games for Triple-A Albuquerque this season, batting .263 with two home runs and 20 RBIs. Stubbs has a career .245 batting average over 815 Major League games with Cincinnati (2009-12), Cleveland ('13) and Colorado ('14-15), primarily playing center field.

Stubbs is a native of Atlanta, Texas, and he attended the University of Texas before being selected in the first round (eighth overall) by the Reds in the 2006 Draft.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.