The Rangers, who are without third baseman Adrian Beltre, have called up Kevin infielder Kouzmanoff from Triple A Round Rock. To make room, they have designated pitcher Seth Rosin for assignment. Beltre has gone back to Texas to have his left quad muscle examined.
The Rangers have no new information but are obviously bracing for the possibility Beltre will need time on the disabled list.
Rosin, a Rule 5 pick, has to go through waivers and then be offered back to the Phillies.
The Rangers are sending third baseman Adrian Beltre back to Texas to have a tight left quad muscle examined by. Dr. Keith Meister. Beltre had to leave Tuesday’s game after five innings with tightness in the muscle. He had the same problem in Spring Training and this appears to be a bigger concern.
Manager Ron Washington said the Rangers want to get this checked out as quick as possible.
The Rangers have not made an official announcement but Colby Lewis is expected to pitch on Saturday. Lewis will throw a bullpen on Wednesday and then rejoin the Rangers Friday in Arlington. He hasn’t pitched in the Majors since July 18, 2012 but the Rangers are planning to start him Saturday against the Astros barring any unforeseen setbacks.
Yu Darvish will make his next start on Friday against the Astros. The Rangers want him pitching on his normal four days rest. He will face Scott Feldman. The Rangers have not announced their rotation beyond Friday. They will meet in Boston this week and decide if Colby Lewis is ready to return to the rotation.
The Rangers have placed pitcher Joe Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left foot. The Rangers have recalled Daniel McCutchen from Double A Frisco to pitch out of the bullpen.
The Rangers have not announced who will take Saunders spot in the rotation but it will likely be Colby Lewis. He can take his free agency if he is not on the 25-man roster by Thursday. He allowed four runs in five innings for Round Rock on Sunday and threw 92 pitche
The Rangers have optioned pitcher Nick Martinez to Double A Frisco. Yu Darvish has been activated off the disabled list. Joe Saunders is still getting treatment for a bruised left foot and his status for Friday is unknown. Colby Lewis pitches today for Round Rock.
The Rangers have announced Yu Darvish will come off the disabled list and pitch Sunday. Joe Saunders pitches Frida, followed by rookie Nick Martinez and Darvish. The Rangers are planning on pitching Tanner Scheppers, Martin Perez and Robbie Ross against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Manager Ron Washington said Darvish is healthy and ready to go