Texas Rangers Sign Catcher

The Texas Rangers add to their catching depth.

The Rangers have signed catcher Cooper Johnson to a minor-league contract.

Johnson, formerly drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2019 MLB Draft, was released last August.

Last season, between High-A West Michigan and Double-A Erie, the twenty-four-year-old slashed an underwhelming .160/.282/.505 triple-slash line, with one home run, four RBIs and seven runs scored over 94 at-bats.

Johnson will function as upper-level organizational catching depth for the Rangers.

For his minor-league career, spanning three seasons and 154 games, Johnson holds a .191/.324/.287 triple-slash line, with six home runs, 52 RBIs, four stolen bases and 62 runs scored.
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