>The Texas Rangers currently hold the biggest division league in all of baseball, and in a move to bring themselves closer to the pack and make the race in the AL West mildly interesting, they signed OF Willy Taveras to a minor league deal.  Apparently, this was to provide the Rangers with outfield depth for their Triple-A club because people actually care about that sort of thing.

It wasn’t too long ago that Taveras led the NL in stolen bases with 68.  However, pitchers found a way to keep him off the basepaths – pitch to him.  Since leaving Colorado, Taveras has had minor league stints with the Phillies and Braves, and has hit a paltry .237 with the Reds and Nationals.