Vicente Padilla designated for assignment
The Rangers have designated pitcher Vicente Padilla for assignment. The Rangers will try to trade him but it’s more likely that he will get released.
Dustin Nippert is taking his spot in the rotation. General manager Jon Daniels said the decision was made after a culmination of events.
He goes immediately on trade waivers. A team can claim him but would be responsible for the rest of his salary. If he clears waivers, the Rangers could try to trade him and possibly pick up some of his remaining salary. If no trade is made, Padilla will be released and the Rangers will be responsible for the remainder of his $12 million salary.