Josh Hamilton coming Tuesday…so is Joey Gallo

SAN DIEGO – The Rangers are planning to activate outfielder Josh Hamilton off the disabled list when rosters are expanded on Tuesday.

Catcher Carlos Corporan is also being activated off the disabled list. The Rangers are also calling up four players: third baseman Joey Gallo, outfielder Drew Stubbs and pitchers Luke Jackson and Ross Ohlendorf.

Tuesday is the first day that rosters can be expanded to up to 40 players. The Rangers may call up other players later in the month as needed or once Triple A Round Rock is done with Pacific Coast League playoffs.

Hamilton has not played since Aug. 15 because of a sore left knee. It’s unlikely that Hamilton will be ready to play left field but he could be used as a pinch-hitter.

Corporan has been sidelined since July 13 with a bruised left thumb and will likely be used as the Rangers third catcher behind Chris Gimenez and Bobby Wilson.

This will be Gallo’s second time with the Rangers. He was with them in June and hit .218 with five home runs, 13 RBI and a .448 slugging percentage in 25 games. Since then he has played in 53 games at Triple A Round Rock and hit .195 with 14 home runs, 32 RBI, a .450 slugging percentage and 90 strikeouts in 200 at-bats.


Joey needs winter ball in the land of curve balls and sliders while he shortens up his swing.

I read where the Rangers are going to bring up Drew Stubbs and activate Jurikson Profar from 60 DL. That would mean they have to make room for them on the 40 man roster. I would expect Bobby Wilson to be expendable after both Corporan and Chirinos are back but that could be another week for Chirinos. Who do you anticipate they DFA. Mendez? schleppers? strays burger?

I don’t know why they would bring up Profar. I think he just started swinging the bat and can’t yet play the field.

Ross Ohlendorf is also not in the 40 man roster. So they would need to DFA at least three people if they activate all three of them (Profar, Ohlendorf, Stubbs). I agree that profar is a waste of a slot if all he is going to be able to do is hit. They will have plenty of bats on the bench (hamilton, Gallo, Napoli, one of the catchers).

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