Manny Ramirez worked out with the Round Rock Express and told reporters that he hopes to play Sunday or Monday.
Right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama has agreed to a minor league contract to remain with the Texas Rangers.
Desjardins spent eight seasons with Medicine Hat in the Western Hockey League. He also coached Saskatoon in the WHL and was the head coach at the University of Calgary from 1989 to 1994.
Left-hander Mitch Stetter and right-hander Sean Green have agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers that include invitations to major league spring training.
The Rangers have hired former Houston general manager Tim Purpura to overee all aspects of their minor league system.
Rangers pitcher Eric Hurley was taken to a hospital after being struck on the head by a one-hop comebacker.
The Texas Rangers have entered into a player development agreement with Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League, ending a 28-year relationship with Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City had been the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate since 1983.
Jose Canseco has signed a contract with an independent minor-league team in south Texas.