Texas Rangers Release Two Veterans

The Texas Rangers have released two major league veterans from their minor league contracts. Outfielder Jake Marisnick, best known for his defense for several seasons in Houston, and right-hander Brandon Workman have both been set free to seek deals with other clubs.

The 31-year-old Marisnick was a fixture in Houston for six years, providing both speed and defense in the outfield. He split the 2021 season between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. Overall, he has a .665 OPS in his nine years in the majors, but does sport an impressive track record with the glove, with a total of 75 defensive runs saved. 

The Rangers are going to roll with backups Eli White, Nick Solak and Charlie Culberson, all of whom can play some OF. 

Workman has had his success in the majors, mostly in his 5+ years with the Boston Red Sox. He saved 19 games for the BoSox in 2019 as a closer for a portion of the season. Overall, in 7 seasons, he has a lifetime ERA of 4.04 with 9.4 K/9. 

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