Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX 3 Months
Rangers signed INF Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Kouzmanoff, now 32, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 and played exclusively with the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate this past season. He's organization depth at this point.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX 12 Months
Kevin Kouzmanoff had a two-run homer and a double Tuesday against the Astros.
In just 20 at-bats this spring, Kouzmanoff has collected three homers and three doubles. The Marlins weren't planning on him winning a roster spot, but they might make room for him if this keeps up.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX Mar 03 '13
Pinch-hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered his second homer of the spring Sunday in the Marlins' 6-4 win over the Mets.
Kouz has three hits in eight at-bats, all of them going for extra bases. The Marlins signed Placido Polanco to start at third base, but his back is already acting up. Kouzmanoff might be the team's next best option at the position.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX Nov 03 '12
Marlins signed 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league contract.
The deal includes an invite to spring training. Kouzmanoff, 31, spent all of 2012 in the Royals' farm system but could push for a platoon role with Greg Dobbs in Miami. The Marlins have also signed right-hander Jordan Smith to a minor league deal.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX Jul 15 '12
The Royals have demoted Kevin Kouzmanoff from Triple-A Omaha to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Kouzmanoff, who will turn 31 later this month, batted just .262/.301/.352 with no homers for Omaha. He spent much of last season in the minors, as well, and is obviously not close to returning to the big leagues.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX Jan 14 '12
Royals signed 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to a minor league contract.
The deal has a maximum value of $1 million and an additional $300,000 is available through incentives. Kouzmanoff, 30, posted a 235/.284/.372 batting line over 257 plate appearances this past season between Oakland and Colorado. He'll look to compete for a backup job behind Mike Moustakas in spring training.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX Nov 14 '11
The Pirates have "checked in" on free agent Kevin Kouzmanoff, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Kouzmanoff, 30, batted .235/.284/.372 with seven home runs, 33 RBI and a .656 OPS over 257 plate appearances this season between the Rockies and Athletics. The Pirates would like to find a backup plan in case Pedro Alvarez flames out again, but Kouzmanoff is believed to be seeking a starting job at the moment.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B TEX Oct 06 '11
According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, multiple teams are interested in signing free agent Kevin Kouzmanoff to a major league contract.
Kouzmanoff elected free agency after being outrighted to the minor leagues by the Rockies this week. The 30-year-old third baseman batted .235/.284/.372 with seven homers, 33 RBI and a .656 OPS over 257 plate appearances this season between the Rockies and Athletics. He wasn't worth the salary he would have made in arbitration, but still has some value as a right-handed bat with a solid glove at the hot corner.