Remember when Rougned Odor was awful and was sent down to the minors for six weeks before returning to set the world on fire and win back Rangers' fans in the process?
Well, when he was gone, Thomas Field started 12 games for the Rangers at second base and had a memorable debut that featured a home run — a nice moment for the Austin-area native.
Remember when Adrian Beltre couldn't walk in the ALDS? I'm sure you do. Well, just in case Beltre couldn't play, the Rangers had to bring along minor-league farmhand Ed Lucas to have depth in case they needed to remove Beltre from the playoff roster.
He never played because Beltre is the G.O.A.T., but he was along for the ride.
Now, both players are gone, as Field signed a minor-league deal with the Detroit Tigers, and Lucas did the same with the Seattle Mariners.
In another move, minor league outfielder Antoan Richardson, who missed most of the season with injury, signed a minor-league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.