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Esteban German | Third Baseman

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (40) / 1/26/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Esteban German signed with the Saitama Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes.
He'll earn $1 million in Japan. German, 33, appeared in just 11 games with the Rangers this past season, but was a surprise addition to the team's World Series roster. He became a free agent after being removed from the 40-man roster in November. Wed, Dec 14, 2011 09:45:00 AM

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Esteban German has elected free agency.

German had a nice year at Triple-A this season, batting .301/.388/.411 with seven homers over 508 at-bats, but he was up for only 13 plate appearances with the Rangers. The 33-year-old should land a spring training invite from someone.
Fri, Nov 4, 2011 02:13:00 PM

Rangers sent UTIL Esteban German outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

German was given only 13 major league plate appearances during the regular season before going 0-for-3 with a strikeout during the playoffs. He's off the 40-man roster.
Wed, Nov 2, 2011 04:14:00 PM

Esteban German will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Rays.

Andres Blanco, who was the backup infielder last year, will not be able to play due to lingering inflammation in his lower back. German only had 11 at-bats with the Rangers this season, but adds some some speed off the bench. Michael Young, who started at shortstop for the first time since 2008 earlier this week, will serve as the emergency backup to Elvis Andrus.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 03:48:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of INF/OF Esteban German from Triple-A Round Rock.

German, 33, has stolen 44 bases in 53 attempts at the Triple-A level this season to go along with a .301 batting average and .388 on-base percentage. The Rangers value his ability as a pinch-runner, which is why they included him on their postseason roster last year. He'll get an audition during September.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 03:02:00 PM

Esteban German had his third three-hit game in four days for Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

The Rangers really don't have much playing time to offer Chris Davis, so they'd probably be better off with German on their bench right now. The veteran utilityman is hitting .368/.446/.561 with six steals in six attempts for Round Rock.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 02:50:00 PM

According to Jon Paul Morosi of, Esteban German will re-sign with the Rangers on a minor league deal.

The speedster became a free agent earlier this month after being outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. German, who turns 33 in January, was on the Rangers' roster for the ALDS, but did not make an appearance. He has only appeared in 32 major league games since the start of the 2009 season and functions primarily as organizational depth.
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 10:36:00 PM

Rangers sent 2B Esteban German outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

German is now a free agent. He'll turn 33 in January and will look to snag a minor league deal somewhere.
Fri, Nov 5, 2010 04:47:00 PM

Esteban German will not be on the Rangers' ALCS roster.

The Rangers carried the speedy German during their ALDS matchup with the Rays, but he was not used. Texas will go with an extra reliever in the next round as they look to top the Yankees and score a berth to the World Series. German, 32, swiped 50 bases this year at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Wed, Oct 13, 2010 05:21:00 PM

Esteban German is on the Rangers' roster for the ALDS.

The Rangers will go with 10 pitches and 15 position players. German essentially got the final spot on the roster over an extra reliever such as Clay Rapada or Michael Kirkman. The 32-year-old outfielder stole 50 bases with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 10:13:00 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of INF Esteban German from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

German, 32, has swiped 50 bases in 126 games this season at the Triple-A level while managing a .280 batting average and .371 on-base percentage. He will bring another element of speed to the Rangers' bench.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 12:39:00 PM

Rangers outrighted IF Esteban German to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The move gets German off the 40-man roster. The team recently inked German to a one-year deal in the $1 million range. He's likely to start the season in Triple-A and be the first infielder up in case of injury.
Wed, Dec 16, 2009 06:29:00 PM

Rangers agreed to terms with infielder Esteban German on a one-year contract.

The dollar amount is unknown, but it's probably in the $800,000-$1 million range. German was the only player the Rangers were considering non-tendering. It's something of a surprise that they're choosing to keep him, considering that they're only going to have room for four bench players and German can't serve as a backup shortstop. He's a useful player, but he won't have much of a role.
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 09:01:00 PM

Esteban German doubled twice and walked Sunday in the first game of the doubleheader against the Mariners.

He was held out of the starting lineup in the second game anyway, but German is 10-for-31 with four walks and seven runs scored for the Rangers. He's deserved quite a bit better than the treatment he's received from teams these last couple of years.
Sun, Sep 13, 2009 09:23:00 PM

Rangers activated infielder Esteban German from the 15-day disabled list.

German missed about two weeks with a strained right groin. He was batting just .167 in 12 at-bats with the Rangers and won't be of much use down the stretch as long as Ian Kinsler stays healthy.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 06:14:00 PM

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