Per the DMN Blog:
"The Rangers signed Sidney Ponson to a minor league deal. He will be in major league camp on Monday. GM Jon Daniels said Ponson is in good shape and should be ready to pitch in games fairly soon.
Ponson gives the Rangers some more depth."
I know that this board in general has been against the signing of Ponson in the past, but that was when Hart wanted to pay a lot for him and hand him a spot in the rotation. I see no problem with giving him a minor league deal as insurance for McCarthy, Jennings, and Millwood. Supposedly he has been throwing 93-94 in his workouts and has dropped about 20 lbs. Not a bad insurance policy all things considered, it will keep the team from having to rush Hurley et al in case someone from the rotation misses an extended amount of time.