The Rangers have outrighted infielder Esteban German and right-handers Brandon McCarthy and Doug Mathis, making them free agents. The moves could close the door on McCarthy, closing the door on the trade for John Danks.
McCarthy spent the entire 2010 season with Oklahoma City, going 4-2 wiht a 3.36 ERA. He was on the disabled list three times.
Mathis made the Rangers Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, but spent most of the season with Oklahoma City.
German also spent most of the year with Oklahoma City, but was called up in September. He was on the Rangers American League Division Series roster, but did not see action.
The moves leave the Rangers with 31 players on the 40-man roster, plus three on the 60-day disabled list.
Right-hander Scott Feldman also had successful surgery on his right knee Friday. The knee forced Feldman to go on the 15-day disabled list at the end of August.
- Anthony Andro