Alex Rios is out of the lineup with a sprained ankle and will be examined later by Dr. Keith Meister. Mike Carp is available but not in the lineup because there is a left-hander on the mound. J.P. Arencibia is batting third. Adam Rosales is batting fifth.
Chris Gimenez has left the Rangers because his wife his close to having a baby. He will go on paternity leave and opens a roster spot for Mike Carp. Pitcher Ryan Feierabend has accepted outright assignment to Triple A Round Rock.
The Rangers have claimed first baseman Mike Carp from the Red Sox. He will join the Rangers tomorrow in Chicago. Alexi Ogando has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list but the Rangers will make a 25-man roster move tomorrow.
The Rangers have called up right-handed pitcher Phil Klein from Triple A Round Rock. They have designated pitcher Ryan Feierabend for assignment. Neal Cotts is now the only lefty in the bullpen. Klein has pitched 35 consecutive scoreless innings over his last 22 appearances. That includes 18 at Triple A.
The Trade Deadline has passed. The Rangers ended up not doing anything today. Jon Daniels expected to talk to media later
Alex Rios was pulled out of Wednesday’s game after getting hit by a pitch in the third inning. He was hit in the left quad. This coming on the night before the Trade Deadline and Rios being prominently mentioned.
Derek Holland pitched two scoreless innings for Double A Frisco tonight. He did not give up a hit, walked two and struck out four. It was his first game action of the season.