ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers today traded
outfielder Kevin Mench to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash
The 30-year-old Mench didn't make the big league roster as a
non-roster invitee in spring training.
Mench has spent all season with Triple-A Oklahoma, where he was
hitting .282 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 29 games.
Mench was drafted by the Rangers in 1999 and hit at least 25
home runs in consecutive seasons in 2004-05 before getting traded
to Milwaukee in a deadline deal for Carlos Lee in 2006.
Earlier that year, he became the fifth player in major league
history to homer in seven consecutive games.
The Rangers already had a crowded outfield before Brandon Boggs
was brought up from Oklahoma and hit .343 in his first 10 games.