Ryan Ludwick agrees to minor league deal with Texas Rangers

Updated: February 4, 2015, 4:03 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will go to spring training with his original team.

Ludwick would receive a $1.75 million, one-year deal if added to the Rangers' 40-man roster. He made his major league debut with Texas in 2002 and was traded to Cleveland in July 2003.

The 36-year-old is a .260 hitter with 154 homers in 1,065 major league games with Texas (2002-03), Cleveland (2003-05), St. Louis (2007-10), San Diego (2010-11), Pittsburgh (2011), and Cincinnati (2012-14). He was an NL All-Star in 2008 with the Cardinals, when he had career highs with 37 homers and 113 RBIs.

Ludwick's agreement was announced Wednesday.


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