German, Mathis, McCarthy outrighted off the roster
Esteban German, pitcher Doug Mathis and pitcher Brandon McCarthy have all been out-righted off the 40-man roster. All are taking their free agency. Also pitcher Scott Feldman has undergone right knee surgery and will be limited at the beginning of Spring Training.
German was on the club’s Division Series roster, but did not appear in a game in the postseason. He went 3-for-13 (.231) with 5 runs scored in 13 games with Texas as a September call-up. German spent the entire season with Oklahoma City (AAA), batting .280 with 5 home runs, 27 doubles, and 55 RBI in 126 games. He ranked second in the Pacific Coast League with 50 steals this season.
Mathis was on the Opening Day roster and went 1-1 with a 6.04 ERA (15 ER/22.1 IP) in 13 relief appearances for Texas in 2010. He was 5-7 with a 5.66 ERA (56 ER/89.0 IP) in 18 games/15 starts for Oklahoma City (AAA) this season. Mathis was recalled for a final stint with Texas on Sept. 28, but did not appear in the team’s final homestand, and was not with the club during the postseason.
McCarthy spent the season with Oklahoma City (AAA), going 4-2 with a 3.36 ERA (21 ER/56.1 IP) in 11 games/9 starts. He had three different stints on the disabled list with the RedHawks, the last of which resulted in being placed on the Rangers 60-day disabled list on July 29 with right shoulder inflammation. He ended the year on the Texas 60-day DL, although he never appeared in the big leagues in 2010.
With these moves, the Rangers have 31 players on the club’s 40-man roster, plus 3 players still on the 60-day disabled list: Omar Beltre, Eric Hurley, and Guillermo Moscoso.