Texas Rangers Release Two Players

The Texas Rangers released two players as they continued to fine-tune their roster ahead of the upcoming MLB season.

Reyes Moronta, a right-handed pitcher, was granted his release after struggling during spring training, allowing 10 runs in just 5 2/3 innings, and posting a 15.88 ERA.

Meanwhile, outfielder Joe McCarthy, who had signed a non-roster invite deal with the team in December, was released despite a respectable .258/.343/.387 batting line during spring training.

Moronta's release was expected given his poor performance, and it was likely that he requested his release.

On the other hand, McCarthy's release may come as a surprise to some, as he showed potential during spring training, but was not included in the team's 40-man roster.

As a free agent, McCarthy may be an option for other teams looking to bolster their outfield depth, but he may also need to improve his game in Triple-A to catch the attention of other teams. Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports