The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent reliever (and former Texas Ranger) Tommy Hunter to a one year deal worth $2 million, according to reports on the Tweeter dot com.
Of perhaps more relevance to Rangers fans, to make room for Hunter on the 40 man roster, the Indians designated catcher Tony Wolters for assignment. Wolters, 23, was a third round draft pick of the Indians in 2010 who converted to catching in 2013. Wolters is supposedly a good defensive catcher, though he had a .209/.290/.280 line in AA last year.
With the Rangers having just two catchers (Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez) on the 40 man roster, the Rangers may want to look at putting in a claim on Wolters as a depth guy who can be recalled and optioned back should someone get nicked up. The problem is that the Rangers' 40 man roster is full and there isn't an obvious candidate to be dropped for someone like Wolters...Alex Claudio or Anthony Ranaudo would probably be the guys who would be at risk if they opted to create a spot.