The Rangers have optioned pitcher Cory Burns to Triple A Round Rock. The move was made so that Ross Wolf could be added to the 25-man roster. The move also leaves the Rangers with four left-handed pitchers in the bullpen: Michael Kirkman, Robbie Ross, Joseph Ortiz and Neal Cotts.
The Rangers have scratched pitcher Nick Tepesch from Wednesday’s start because of a blister on his right middle finger. The Rangers are hoping he’ll pitch Sunday in Seattle. The Rangers plan on recalling right-handed pitcher Ross Wolf from Triple A Round Rock to make that start. Wolf was 1-1 with a 1.85 ERA in six starts for Round Rock. He has pitched in 25 games in the Majors as a reliever with Florida in 2007 and Oakland in 2010.
The Rangers plan to add LHP Neal Cotts to the 25-man roster Tuesday, weather permitting.
The move will be made if Tuesday’s game is played against the Athletics at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Cotts is 3-1 with a 0.78 ERA in Triple-A Round Rock. Opposing batters are hitting .171 against Cotts in 15 games.
Along with the possible move, Jurickson Profar is in the lineup at second base for the second consecutive game.
Following his first career major league start, the Rangers optioned pitcher Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Round Rock.
Lindblom went 4 2/3 innings in an 8-2 loss to the Athletics Monday. He allowed four runs on seven hits. Lindblom struck out four and walked two on 88 pitches.
The Rangers are expected to add another pitcher Tuesday. Neal Cotts is one possibilty.
The Rangers have designated pitcher Derek Lowe for assignment. The Rangers made the move to make room for Josh Lindblom. He was 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in nine appearances and opponents were hitting .308 off him. The move allows the Rangers to keep Cory Burns in the bullpen.