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Texas Rangers acquire catcher Konrad Schmidt on waiver claim from Arizona

Arlington, TX—The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired catcher Konrad Schmidt on a waiver claim from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Schmidt has been added to Texas’ major league roster, which is now at 34 players.

 

Arlington, TX—The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has acquired catcher Konrad Schmidt on a waiver claim from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Schmidt has been added to Texas’ major league roster, which is now at 34 players.

 

Schmidt, 28, appeared in 4 games for the Diamondbacks this season and spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Reno, batting .277 with 7 home runs, 24 doubles, and 47 RBI in 93 contests.  He threw out 14 of 55 (25.5%) attempted base stealers, the 5th-best figure in the Pacific Coast League.  A midseason All-Star in both the Southern League (2010) and Pacific Coast League (2011), he has spent his entire career in the Arizona organization since being signed as a minor league free agent in 2007. 

 

Schmidt has 8 career games in the majors, all in 2010 and 2012, combining to go 1-for-15 with 2 RBI.  Schmidt, who is currently playing with Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League, had been on Arizona’s 40-man roster since September 13, 2010.

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