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Texas Rangers sign Logan Forsythe to a minor league deal

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Infielder Logan Forsythe has inked a minor league deal with the Rangers

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The Texas Rangers have signed infielder Logan Forsythe to a minor league deal, the team announced today. Per Jon Heyman, Forsythe gets $2 million if he makes the major league team.

With Chase d’Arnaud and Christian Lopes both dealing with injuries, the Rangers are short on middle infield depth this spring, thus opening the door to Forsythe getting a look. Forsythe had a couple of very good seasons with the Rays in 2015-16, and was dealt to the Dodgers before the 2017 season for pitching prospect Jose DeLeon. It ended up being a lose-lose deal, as Forsythe was awful for the Dodgers, and was dumped on Minnesota mid-2018 in the Brian Dozier trade, while DeLeon missed much of 2017 and all of 2018 due to Tommy John surgery.

The 32 year old Forsythe primarily plays second base, but also has played third base and some outfield. He appears to be potential minor league depth who would be a long shot to make the Opening Day roster.