…because he just lost his job to our favorite money-stealing fat tub of goo, Andruw Jones:
The Rangers set their 25-man roster for Opening Day on Wednesday when they released outfielder Frank Catalanotto and told Andruw Jones that he was on the team. Jones gives the Rangers a right-handed designated hitter who will likely bat fourth in the lineup.
Catalanotto, who hit .317 this spring, was told by general manager Jon Daniels in a meeting after the Rangers 5-4 victory over the Angels at the end of a very busy day of roster moves.
Sorry, Frank. I don’t care that you’ve had a good spring, that you have a career 109 OPS+, that your release was mainly due to the $6 million still owed you by Texas, or that you’ll likely catch on somewhere else and help a team. You’ve just lost your job to a man coming off what is in many ways the worst season in major league history, and that makes you, at least for today, the worst player in baseball.
(Don’t forget, this does slightly help the Dodgers, since they make half of whatever Jones makes this year. Not that it’s going to be more than a drop in the bucket, but still. God, I hate him.)