Just One Day After Being Released, Veteran Re-Signs With Rangers

For an 11-year veteran backstop, it appears that there weren't many available opportunities on the open market with just two days until Opening Day. Thus, just about 24 hours after being released from his deal with the Texas Rangers, catcher Sandy Leon has re-signed with the team.

It's likely another minor league deal for Leon, who actually had a decent camp with Texas, batting .250 with a .740 OPS in 36 plate appearances. Not bad for a lifetime .210 hitter (.592 OPS) who spent more time in Triple-A last season than in the majors. 

But with 11 years under his belt, with the likes of the Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Cleveland Guardians, Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins, Leon certainly brings a lot of experience in catching depth back to the Rangers. 

The starters in Texas behind the plate this season will be Mitch Garver and Jonah Heim, but in the case of an injury (and Garver has known plenty of those over the years), Leon will provide a decent fallback.

He's a strong pitch-framer with good Defensive Runs Saved metrics.  

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