Mike Carp was designated for assignment on Saturday to make room for Derek Holland on the 40-man roster. Carp became expendable because the Rangers want to look at Ryan Rua at first base.
The Rangers also optioned Nick Tepesch to Triple A Round Rock to make room for Robbie Ross. Since Round Rock’s season ends Monday, Tepesch will be recalled on Tuesday and still start against the Royals on Wednesday.
LHP Derek Holland, who has missed all of the 2014 season so far while recovering from knee surgery, will make his first start on Tuesday September 2nd against the Kansas City Royals. Nick Tepesch will start Wednesday’s game against Kansas City.
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Jim Adduci has been placed on the seven-day concussion list. The Rangers have called up infielder/outfielder Ryan Rua. He is batting fifth. RHP Phil Irwin has been released.
The Rangers have now used 59 players. That ties a Major League record for most players used with Derek Holland still to come. Rua was hitting .306 in 129 games between with Frisco and Round Rock with 18 home runs and 74 RBI.
Jim Adduci was removed from Thursday’s game as a precautionary measure. He hit his head on the warning track after making a nice running catch and then tumbling over second baseman Rougned Odor. He is undergoing further observations to see if there is a concussion.
The Rangers have announced that catcher Patrick Cantwell, outfielder Nick Williams and pitchers Lisalverto Bonilla, Cody Kendall, Josh McElwee, and Sam Wolff will play in the Arizona Fall League. They will play for the Surprise Saguaros. Play begins Oct. 7.
The Rangers are also expected to announce a new working agreement with Class A Spokane today.
Ranger OF Shin-Soo Choo is having surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow and will not play for the remainder of the 2014 season the Rangers announced today. The Rangers expect Choo back at full strength for the start of the 2015 season. OF Michael Choice is in Seattle, and is expected to take Choo’s spot on the 25 man roster.
In other news, Rangers GM Jon Daniels says that that chances of pitcher Yu Darvish returning to the rotation this season are becoming less likely – time is running out and the calendar is not working in the Rangers favor to get Darvish back on the mound this season, although there is still possible he may pitch again in 2014.
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Tomas Telis is in the Rangers lineup on Monday. He is batting eighth and catching in his Major League debut. Shin-Soo Choo is out of the lineup with a left-hander on the mound for the Mariners.