Rangers place Loe on unconditional release waivers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kameron Loe was put on unconditional release waivers Wednesday by the Texas Rangers, freeing him to sign with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League.

The 27-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 3.23 ERA in 14 relief appearances over five stints with the Rangers this year. In his final appearance of the season, he was hit on an elbow by a line drive against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 19.

Loe was taken by the Rangers in the 20th round of the 2002 amateur draft.