According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Rangers will sign outfielder Jake Marisnick to a non-roster agreement.
Marisnick had a 78 wRC+ in 198 plate appearances for the Cubs and Padres last season. In his nine-year major league career, he’s mostly noted for his glovework and has mostly played center field.
The Blue Jays selected Marisnick in the third round of the 2009 draft out of high school.
He was on the receiving end of the blockbuster trade that brought Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson to Toronto in November of 2012.
In a trade involving Jarred Cosart and Colin Moran, he then joined the Astros at the 2014 deadline.
Marisnick saw semi-regular playing time in Houston from 2015 through 2019, averaging 116 games per season. He led the Astros in defensive innings in center field in 2015, 2018, and 2019.
During his time with the Astros, Marisnick had some outstanding Statcast Outs Above Average numbers. Marisnick was traded to the Mets in December 2019, but hamstring issues limited him to only 16 games in 2020.
Marisnick signed a free agent pact with the Cubs for $1.5 million in 2021, but he tore his hamstring again in May. As part of their sell-off, the Cubs sent him to the Padres for Anderson Espinoza at the trade deadline.
In 54 plate appearances with the Padres, Marisnick struggled to find his hitting swing, and the Padres declined their half of his $4MM mutual option after the season.
How Much Does Jake Marisnick Make?
Jake Marisnick makes an annual average salary of $1,300,000.