Engel Beltre to begin rehab assignment
Engel Beltre will begin a 20-day rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock Thursday, the Rangers announced Wednesday. Beltre, an outfielder, started the season on the disabled list with a fractured right tibia, and after the 20-day period will either be activated or put through waivers.
Pitchers Luke Jackson and Phil Klein, as well as first baseman Ryan Rua and infielder Jake Smolinski have all been promoted from Double-A Frisco to Triple-A Round Rock. Outfielder Ryan Strausborger will move from Round Rock to Frisco, and right-handed pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been released from Round Rock. Pitcher Scott Richmond has been placed on the disabled list.