The Rangers have placed pitcher Tanner Scheppers on the disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow and forearm. He will not throw for ten days. An MRI showed no structural damage to the ligament and the Rangers are not hoping this is serious. Scheppers had some soreness in Spring Training and that might be connected to this.
Nick Martinez is likely to start on Tuesday against Oakland. Left-hander Aaron Poreda has been called up to take that spot for now.
Pitcher Daniel McCutchen has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple A Round Rock. The Rangers have also signed former Major League outfielder Scott Cousins to a Minor League contract with the plans to convert him to a pitcher. He played in 135 games with the Marlins and the Angels. He went to the University of San Francisco
Monday afternoon in Arlington
Third baseman Adrian Beltre said it was “probably smart” to go on the disabled list but added he disagreed with the decision.
Joe Saunders, on the disabled list with a bruised left foot, is supposed to throw a bullpen today. The next step would be some fielding drills.
Manager Ron Washington said if the Rangers havea lead on Monday night then Joakim Soria would be the closer. Alexi Ogando got a save on Sunday because Soria had pitched the two previous games. Washington said Ogando will still get chances to close but Soria is still the closer.
The Rangers have designated for assignment relief pitcher Daniel McCutchen in order to make room for RHP Colby Lewis on the roster. Lewis will start for the Rangers tonight.
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Colby Lewis is expected to pitch against the Mariners on Monday…if Sunday’s game doesn’t get rained out. The Rangers will pitch Lewis on Monday, Robbie Ross on Tuesday and Yu Darvish on Wednesday. If Sunday is rained out, everything is subject to change.
Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today have acquired right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Noesi, the Rangers have transferred infielder Jurickson Profar from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. The club will need to make another roster move when Noesi reports to Arlington.
Noesi, 27, was on the Mariners Opening Day roster and made 2 relief appearances, posting an 0-1 record while allowing 3 runs in 1.0 inning of work. His last outing was on April 3 at Oakland and he was designated for assignment on April 4. Noesi has a career 4-16 record with a 5.64 ERA (120 ER/191.1 IP) in 66 games/21 starts at the major league level for New York-AL (2011) and Seattle (2012-14). He was acquired by the Mariners in a trade with the Yankees on January 23, 2012, a deal that involved Jesus Montero and Michael Pineda.
Profar opened the season on the 15-day disabled list with a torn muscle in his right shoulder. The first date he would be eligible to return to the active roster is May 29.
With today’s moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster.
Third baseman Adrian Beltre has been diagnosed with a mild strain on the left quad muscle. The Rangers are holding off putting him on the disabled list. The Rangers will wait through the weekend to see how Beltre progresses.
The Rangers are bringing back Colby Lewis to the rotation but are waiting until either Monday or Tuesday. If Beltre goes on the DL, it creates a roster spot for Lewis. If Beltre stays active, the Rangers have to make a move to open a spot for Lewis. So the Rangers, with Thursday being an off-day, have some time to wait on Beltre.
Lewis has been told and is not taking his out even though he won’t be activated until early next week.