March 9, 2014
Former Wolf Pack catcher Konrad Schmidt has been released by the Texas Rangers. He was claimed off of waivers in November and signed to a minor league contract. He had been in major league camp as a non-roster invitee.
He played in 10 spring training games with the Rangers, going 3-for-14 with a double and a home run.
Schmidt spent most of last year with the Reno Aces, hitting 277 with 24 doubles, seven home runs and 47 RBIs. He was also dangerous behind the plate, throwing out 25.5 percent of base runners.
He was a Triple-A All-Star back in 2011.