Rangers release catcher Toby Hall

The Rangers released catcher Toby Hall, who has been rehabbing an injured shoulder in Arizona. The club signed Hall to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training this past offseason with the hopes that he could recover from right shoulder surgery last year to become a veteran backup if needed.

That never really happened. The Rangers ended up picking up Matt Treanor, who worked his way into the lineup when Jarrod Saltalamacchia was sent to the minors, and they had no need for Hall.