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Former Ranger Player Whereabouts?

In going over my roster pages for the 2010 season, here are some former Rangers whose current whereabouts I can’t find accurate (or at least formal) info for. If you know any, please comment below. If you think they’ve retired, let me have a link, not just “I think they retired”. Danke.

  • Jason Ellison – Last heard playing in the Phillies system in 2009.
  • Franklyn German – Was in camp with the White Sox in Spring 2009, didn’t make it, sent down, released July 2009.
  • Kaz Fukumori – Our great (failed) Japanese experiment. I believe he was finally released by the Rangers in June 2009. If I had to guess, he went back to Japan.
  • Desi Relaford – Became a free agent on Nov 3, 2007. Presumed retired.
  • Mike Wood – Signed by the Rangers on Aug 31, 2009. Is he still with us?
  • Kenny Lofton – Rangers traded him to the Indians in July 2007. Haven’t heard from since, presumed retired.
  • John Rheinecker – Granted Free Agency by the Rangers on Oct 1, 2008. Haven’t heard from since.
  • Esteban Yan – Signed as a minor league free agent with the Marlins on Aug 12, 2009. No idea where he is now.
  • Rudy Seanez – Last seen with the Angels in 2009, when they released him Jul 18th. Has he retired finally?
  • Victor Santos – Signed a minor league deal with the Giants, was in camp with ‘em in 2008, didn’t make the cut.
  • Kenny Rogers – Filed for free agency from Tigers in Nov 2008. Presumed retired.
  • Ramon Nivar – Signed as a minor league free agent by the Dodgers on Jun 27, 2009. Presumed a free agent.
  • Craig Monroe – Released by the Pirates Jul 1, 2009. Presumed a free agent.
  • Dan Miceli – Last seen playing for the Long Island Ducks in the 2009 season.
  • Esteban Loaiza – DFA’ed by the Dodgers on May 24, 2008. Unknown since then.
  • Ricky Ledee – Elected Free Agency on Nov 3, 2007. Presumed retired.
  • Hideki Irabu – Retired on Apr 11, 2005, then showed up in 2009 with the Long Beach Armada (Independant Golden Baseball League). Their site says he’s still with ‘em in 2010, but…..
  • Ken Huckaby – Signed with the Royals as a minor league free agent on Jan 17, 2008, unknown since then.
  • Aki Otsuka – Got hurt with the Rangers, and had surgery. I heard something a year or so ago about him not completely giving up a return. But nothing official. Classifying him as retired.
  • Adam Eaton – Last seen being DFA’ed by the Rockies on Sep 10, 2009. Presumed a free agent.
  • Terrmel Sledge – Last known being with the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2008.
  • Rick Bauer – Last known being released by the LG Twins of the South Korean baseball league with an injury. His Wikipedia page says he’s in the Rockies organization, but I can’t find evidence of that.
  • Carl Everett – Last known to be playing for the Newark Bears in the 2009 season. Unknown since then.
  • Ryan Drese – Last known to be playing for the Camden Riversharks in the 2009 season. Unknown since then.
  • Danny Ardoin – Released by Dodgers after 2009 season. Presumed a free agent.
  • Nick Regilio – Last seen being released by the Tigers in May of 2009. Presumed a free agent.
  • David Dellucci – Last seen being DFA’ed by the Blue Jays on Jul 23, 2009. Presumed a free agent.
  • John Wasdin – Last seen playing for the Saitama Seibu Lions in 2009. Unknown current status.
  • Erasmo Ramirez – Last seen being released by the White Sox in Apr 2009. Unknown current status.
  • Jeff Zimmerman – He signed a minor league deal with the Mariners on Apr 7, 2009. Unknown current status, although it’s probably fair to assume he’s retired again.

UPDATE #1: Thanks to a friend of mine Dave who is a big Red Sox fan, he found a story showing that Kason Gabbard resigned with the Sox for 2010. It also found that Doug Mirabelli is formally retired now and works as a realtor for Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors in Traverse City, MI.

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