Rangers acquire INF Kyle Kubitza from Angels in exchange for cash considerations
The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired infielder Kyle Kubitza (ka-BIT-sa) from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations. Kubitza goes on the Rangers' 40-man roster and has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
Kubitza, 25, has spent the entire season with Triple-A Salt Lake, batting .253 with 2 home runs, 19 RBI, and 22 runs scored in 54 games. He was designated for assignment on June 13. He saw his only major league action in 2015 with the Angels, batting .194 (7-36) in 19 games spanning three stints. Originally selected in the third round of the 2011 June draft by Atlanta, he was traded to Los Angeles-AL on January 8, 2015. He has played primarily third base in his professional career, but has also seen action at first base, second base, and in left field. Kubitza went to Colleyville Heritage (TX) High School and was born in Arlington. He was also teammates with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt at Texas State in 2009.
The Rangers are now at the 40-player limit on the team's major league roster.