Rangers outright six, including Kouzmanoff and Arencibia

Rangers outright six, including Kouzmanoff and Arencibia

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have outrighted six players to Triple-A Round Rock and lost left-handed reliever Joseph Ortiz to the Cubs on a waivers claim.

Third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff and catcher J.P. Arencibia are expected to take their free agency. Kouzmanoff hit .362 in 13 games with the Rangers, but missed most of the season after undergoing two back operations.

Arencibia was the Rangers Opening Day catcher, but eventually lost his job to Robinson Chirinos. He was sent to Triple-A on May 21 and brought back after the All-Star break, but primarily as a first baseman.

The Rangers also outrighted pitchers Pedro Figueroa and Wilmer Font, outfielder Engel Beltre and infielder Guilder Rodriguez to Round Rock. The moves leave the Rangers with 37 players on the 40-man roster.

Ortiz missed most of the season with a fractured left foot. He was 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 games for the Rangers in 2013 but did not pitch in the Majors this past season.

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