The Rangers have signed former All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond to a one-year deal, according to a source.
Desmond, 30, will play left field for the Rangers. Texas will lose its No. 19 pick in the June first-year players draft with the signing. The club can retain another compensatory pick (sandwiched between the first and second round) by extending a qualifying offer to Desmond after the 2016 season.