SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers this morning announced that infielder Khahil Greene will not be joining the team and will not report to spring training camp.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels issued the following statement this morning:
"The Rangers fully support Khalil’s decision to address this private matter. Per club policy, we will not comment on his medical situation. We have agreed to leave the door open for a continued relationship, if both Khalil and the team desire that in the future.
“We have not put a timetable on a possible return to the club with the sole focus right now on doing what we can to assist him. The Rangers will continue to work with Khalil and his representatives to monitor his situation and interest in rejoining our organization.
“Over the next few days, we expect that Khalil’s status will be more clearly defined. We will also communicate the impact on the 40-man roster once we've walked through our administrative options.”
Greene, 30, was signed by Texas as a free agent on January 21. He spent the 2009 season with St. Louis while missing 46 games in two stints on the disabled list (May 29-June 18; July 29-August 1) due to social anxiety. He has played in the majors with San Diego (2003-08) and St. Louis (2009).
The Rangers first full squad workout takes place on Wednesday.
We'll have more later.