September 30, 2005
Texas signed pitchers Derek Lee, Lou Pote, Matt Riley, and Cory Vance and infielder Jace Brewer to minor-league contracts for 2006.
The Rangers get a head start on filling out their minor-league rosters. Riley has the most upside, or perhaps â€śhad;â€? he underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time in June and shouldnâ€™t contribute much to the organization in 2006. Former Colorado prospect Vance last made the news in June 2004, when Texas dropped the injured pitcher from the 40-man roster. Brewer is a handy utility guy who bounced around between AAA Oklahoma and AA Frisco.
Posted by Lucas at September 30, 2005 11:56 AM