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January 24, 2008

Shelton clears waivers

Infielder Chris Shelton has cleared waivers and will be sent to Triple-A Oklahoma, the Rangers announced today.  He will be a non-roster invitee to spring training. 

Shelton, 27, was designated for assignment on Jan. 14 to make room on the roster for right-handed pitcher Kazuo Fukumori. He was acquired from Detroit in a Dec. 5 trade for outfielder Freddy Guzman.  He spent last season with Triple-A Toledo of the International League, and batted .269 with 14 home runs, 31 doubles, and 65 RBI in 139 games. 

Nine other non-roster players were invited to spring training: infielder Elvis Andrus, infielder Chris Davis, infielder German Duran, infielder Nate Gold, right-handed pitcher Eric Hurley, right-handed pitcher Paul Kometani, outfielder John Mayberry Jr., catcher Chris Stewart and catcher Taylor Teagarden.


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WOW, what a BIG surprise!

doesnt matter nate gold is a better hitter and the rangers decided to see if botts can play first as well..that puts shelton pretty far behind

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