Notes: Rangers claim LHP Edwar Cabrera
Cabrera, who turns 26 on Sunday, had surgery on his left shoulder in July and missed the 2013 season. He has just eight career outings above Double-A, including two starts for the Rockies in 2012. He is 26-21 with a 3.13 ERA in his minor league career after signing as a free agent with Colorado in 2008.
The club also announced that these players are participating in Winter Ball this offseason:
Dominican Winter League
Kevin Pucetas: Gigantes del Cibao
Hanser Alberto: Gigantes del Cibao
Carlos Pimentel: Leones del Escogido
Francisco Mendoza: Tigres del Licey
Engel Beltre: Tigres del Licey
Jurickson Profar: Tigres del Licey
Leonys Martin: Tigres sel Licey
Ronald Guzman: Toros del Este
Neftali Feliz: Toros del Este
Robbie Ross: Toros del Este
Venezuelan Winter League
Arlett Mavare: Tiburones de La Guaira
Luis Sardinas: Tiburones de La Guaira
Guilder Rodriguez: Cardenales de Lara
Robinson Chirinos: Navegantes del Magallanes
Rougned Odor: Navegantes del Magallanes
Tomas Telis: Navegantes del Magallanes
Wilmer Font: Leones de Caracas
Yangervis Solarte: Tigres de Aragua
Teodoro Martinez: Tigres de Aragua
Colombian Winter League
Jake Skole: Toros de Sincelejo
Trever Adams: Toros de Sincelejo
Mike Zouzalik: Toros de Sincelejo
Puerto Rican Winter League
Alexander Claudio: Leones de Ponce
Janluis Castro: Criollos de Caguas
Kevin Torres: Leones de Ponce
Mexican Winter League
Jose Felix: Algodoneros de Guasave
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