The latest from Evan Grant:
The Texas Rangers have cut ties with Sidney Ponson for what GM Jon Daniels called "disrespectful and adverse reactions to situation unbecoming of teammates." He has officially been designated for assignment. The club has 10 days to trade or release him.
He flipped out after the second inning in the game on Wednesday, supposedly, which may have something to do with this.
More as it develops...
UPDATE -- From the S-T:
"We don't feel Sidney deserves to be here or wants to be here," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. Daniels wouldn't get into specifics of what Ponson did to warrant the move. Daniels said the Rangers would look to a starter on the Triple A roster to take Ponson's place in the rotation. Ponson, signed in spring training, has been one of Texas' most reliable starters. He was 4-1 with a 3.88 ERA. His last start came on three-days rest and the Rangers made three errors behind him in the field. "We talked to him and we're not going to get into details other than to see we're clearly trying to put together a team here, in a true sense of the word," Daniels said. "Twenty five guys pulling on the same end of the rope. Based on some recents comments and other such things, it was pretty clear that he did not want to be part of that and it's something we're not going to tolerate." Daniels said Ponson did not violate a team rule. "We want guys that want to be here, want to be part of building this thing the right way," Daniels said. "They're going to be pulling for their teammates, be part of the organization, be part of it. Not guys that are here for their own interest."
And SaltyGoesYard is right...this photo is apropos:
Hasta la vista, baby...