Ex-Tribe Player Reunites With Ex-Tribe GM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers acquired Herbert Perry from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, adding yet another offensive-oriented player and another person with ties to new general manager John Hart (pictured, right).

Perry, who came up in the Cleveland organization when Hart was the Indians' GM, hit .256 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs in 92 games. He hit .308 with 12 homers and 61 RBIs for Chicago in 2000.

To get him, Texas promised Chicago a player to be named later.

Also Tuesday, the Rangers designated infielder Kelly Dransfeldt for assignment. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues.

Texas also signed infielder Santiago Perez and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rijo to minor-league contracts. Perez, who spent much of this past season with San Diego, was invited to major league spring training as a non-roster player.

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