The Rangers have called up right-handed pitcher Phil Klein from Triple A Round Rock. They have designated pitcher Ryan Feierabend for assignment. Neal Cotts is now the only lefty in the bullpen. Klein has pitched 35 consecutive scoreless innings over his last 22 appearances. That includes 18 at Triple A.
The Trade Deadline has passed. The Rangers ended up not doing anything today. Jon Daniels expected to talk to media later
Alex Rios was pulled out of Wednesday’s game after getting hit by a pitch in the third inning. He was hit in the left quad. This coming on the night before the Trade Deadline and Rios being prominently mentioned.
Derek Holland pitched two scoreless innings for Double A Frisco tonight. He did not give up a hit, walked two and struck out four. It was his first game action of the season.
Jerome Williams will start in place of Nick Tepesch against the Indians Friday, the Rangers announced Tuesday. Tepesch exited after the sixth inning Saturday against the A’s with left knee soreness. He is still not 100 percent. Williams had a strong outing in his Rangers debut Friday, throwing for six innings with one run, four strikeouts and five hits. He will be followed by Miles Mikolas Saturday and Yu Darvish Sunday.
Pitcher Nick Tepesch left Saturday’s game in the top of the seventh inning with left knee soreness. No word yet on the extent of the injury.
To make room for right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams, who will start Friday against the A’s, the Rangers have moved outfielder Jake Smolinski to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday, July 22. He fouled a pitch off of his left foot Monday, July 21.