Diamond designated for assignment
The Rangers have designated pitcher Thomas Diamond for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster. The Rangers will likely try to get Diamond through outright waivers and back into their Minor League system. Another team could claim him and put him on their 40-man roster. The Rangers could also trade him for a player who is not on a 40-man roster.
Diamond was the Rangers No. 1 draft pick in 2004. Diamond is on the Arizona Fall League roster as one of the Rangers represenatives.
The Rangers also placed Brandon Boggs on the 60-day disabled list with a dislocated left shoulder.
The Rangers needed two spots on the 40-man roster because they were at 39 before adding pitcher Brandon McCarthy, catcher Kevin Richardson and outfielder Craig Gentry as September callups.
The Rangers do not have one single first-round draft pick from this decade currently on their 40-man roster.