Now Commenting On:

{"content":["hot_stove" ] }

Melhuse back with Rangers

Melhuse reaches deal with Rangers

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have agreed to terms with veteran catcher Adam Melhuse on a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Melhuse, highly regarded by manager Ron Washington for his leadership and work ethic, has played for the Rangers in parts of the last two seasons.

The Rangers were looking for a veteran catcher as insurance and Melhuse has played in 204 Major League games at the position. The three catchers on the Rangers' 40-man roster -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Taylor Teagarden and Max Ramirez -- have a combined 125 games behind the plate.

Melhuse, 36, is a switch-hitter who can also play multiple positions. He has a career batting average of .234 with 24 home runs and 98 RBIs in 735 games.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["hot_stove" ] }
{"content":["hot_stove" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español