Trevor Plouffe and Texas agree to a minor league deal

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor league deal with infielder Trevor Plouffe.

What It Means:

The 31-year-old Plouffe will get a shot to make the opening day roster as a backup infielder. The Rangers could use him at either corner infield spot (behind Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo) or as a designated hitter.

Plouffe batted .198 with 9 homers and 19 RBI in 313 plate appearances with the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A's last season.