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Rangers add Soto, Arencibia…. drop Carlos Pena

The Rangers have activated catcher Geovany Soto from the disabled list and called up J.P. Arencibia from Triple A Round Rock. They have designated first baseman Carlos Pena for assignment. Presumably Soto and Robinson Chirinos will split the catching duties and Arencibia and Chris Gimenez will play first base.

The Rangers have four catchers on their roster.


Feierabend called up

The Rangers have called up pitcher Ryan Feierabend from Triple A Round Rock….He is a candidate to start tomorrow along with Scott Baker. The Rangers have not announced a corresponding move to open a roster spot.

Rangers sign Jerome Williams

The Rangers have signed RHP Jerome Williams to a Minor League contract and assigned him to Triple A Round Rock.

The Rangers have also transferred outfielder Engel Beltre from Triple A Round Rock to Double A Frisco to continue his medical rehabilitation assignment.


Rangers listening on Cotts, Frasor

The Rangers called up reliever Matt West on Thursday as the possibility looms they could trade veteran relievers Neal Cotts and Jason Frasor this month. There appears to be some interest in both even though Frasor has struggled lately. Both are free agents at the end of the season and the Rangers are more interested in looking at as many young players as possible.

West Called Up, Irwin Sent Back, Sunday Start TBD

The Rangers have called up RHP Matt West from AAA Round Rock and sent pitcher RHP Phil Irwin to Round Rock. West appeared in 14 games at AAA with a 4.50 ERA 24IP 34Hits 28K 8BB.

As of this afternoon, Sunday’s starting pitcher agins the Angels is To Be Determined.

More on the website later.

Darvish hit in forehead, seems OK

Rangers ace Yu Darvish was hit in the forehead with a liner Tuesday afternoon during batting practice while he was in the outfield. Darvish didn’t seem too bothered by it, and continued to play catch. He will see a doctor.

Choice optioned, Murphy designated for assignment

The Rangers have recalled right-handed pitcher Roman Mendez from Triple-A Round Rock, and have purchased the contract of outfielder Jake Smolinski from Round Rock. They have optioned outfielder and designated hitter Michael Choice to Round Rock, and have designated infielder Donnie Murphy for assignment.

Right-handed pitcher Nick Martinez has been scratched from his start Tuesday with discomfort in his left side he sustained in batting practice last week. The Rangers are not making an official roster move Monday, but Phil Irwin will be recalled from Round Rock to pitch Tuesday. Irwin was claimed from the Pirates about six weeks ago, and Martinez will likely head to the disabled list Tuesday.


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