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Josh Morgan, Yo Mendez among Rangers minor league free agents

21 Texas Rangers players are officially free agents

Texas Rangers v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

422 players on minor league contracts were officially declared free agents, according to Baseball America, who has the full list of every players who became a minor league free agent here.

21 players in the Texas Rangers organization became free agents, with the most notable players now eligible to sign with any team being infielder/catcher Josh Morgan, who was a third round pick in 2014, and lefthanded pitcher Yohander Mendez, who was outrighted off the 40 man roster earlier this year.

Players who have at least six full professional seasons and who are not on a team’s 40 man roster at the of the World Series automatically become free agents, meaning that any 2014 draft pick who isn’t on a 40 man roster is a free agent for what is likely the first time in their career. Lefthanded pitcher Wes Benjamin, a 5th round pick in 2014, would have been a minor league free agent had the Rangers not added him to the roster in August.

Perusing the list always provides for some “oh, yeah, that guy!” moments. Former Ranger reliever Ben Rowen is a minor league free agent, as is former Ranger reliever/outfielder Anthony Gose, former Ranger and former Cole Hamels trade chip Jake Thompson, former Ranger outfielder Zack Granite, and pitcher Sean Gilmartin, who is the husband of White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany.

UPDATE — Oh! And former Ranger first rounder Luis Ortiz is a free agent. He apparently cleared waivers a few days ago.