Rangers release Arthur Rhodes

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Arthur Rhodes on release waivers on Monday.

He becomes a free agent on Wednesday, when he would be eligible to sign with another club.

Texas designated the 41-year-old Rhodes for assignment on Aug. 2 to create a roster spot for right-hander Mike Adams, who had been acquired in a trade with San Diego.

Rhodes went 3-3 with a 4.81 ERA in 32 relief appearances for Texas this season.

The 20-year veteran has 881 career appearances, trailing only the Yankees' Mariano Rivera (1,023).