Rangers Claim Schmidt From Arizona

153474217 Rangers Claim Schmidt From Arizona

Konrad Schmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the dugout during the MLB game against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field on October 3, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON (AP) – The Texas Rangers have claimed catcher Konrad Schmidt off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 28-year-old Schmidt played in four games for the Diamondbacks last season and spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Reno, batting .277 with seven home runs, 24 doubles and 47 RBIs in 93 games. He threw out 14 of 55 attempted base stealers, a 25.6 percent rate that was fifth-best in the Pacific Coast League.

In eight career major league games, Schmidt is 1 for 15 with two RBIs. The Ranges have added him to their 40-man roster, which now stands at 34 players.

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