Rangers Option Five Players; Assign Four Players to Minors

The Texas Rangers today announced the following nine transactions for the spring training roster:

· LHP Alex Claudio, 3B Joey Gallo, OF Nomar Mazara, INF Jurickson Profar, and RHP Anthony Ranaudo optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.

· OF Lewis Brinson, OF Ryan Cordell, RHP Francisco Mendoza, and INF Drew Robinson assigned to minor league camp.

With these transactions, the club now has 43 players in major league spring training camp, including three players expected to open the season on the disabled list: RHP Yu Darvish, OF Josh Hamilton, and RHP Tanner Scheppers. Among the other 40 players, there are 29 on the major league 40-man roster and 11 non-roster invitees.