The Rangers have apparently traded catcher Geovany Soto to the Athletics. No official announcement yet. Soto was scratched from Sunday’s lineup.
Rangers manager Ron Washington will be managing a group of All-Stars that will tour in Japan after the season.
Hopefully he’ll have more leg room than American Airlines gives its passengers these days on their domestic flights with these new configured planes.
Here is the press release…
The Rangers have optioned pitcher Robbie Ross to Triple A Round Rock. They have recalled RHP Jon Edwards. He will be the 36th pitcher the Rangers have used this year. The Rangers don’t have a fifth starter but they have two days off next week so they can get by with four starters until Aug. 26. By then Ross will be eligible to come back. So will Yu Darvish if he is healthy.
Pitcher Yu Darvish has mild inflammation in right elbow. The Rangers don’t think it is a long-term concern. He will resume throwing with the discomfort subsides. He said he could pitch if he had to but does not want to risk his future.
The Rangers optioned pitcher Nate Adcock to Triple A to make room for Robbie Ross. No word yet on Yu Darvish and his MRI results. Derek Holland pitches tonight in Round Rock.
Yu Darvish is on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Robbie Ross is starting Thursday. Alex Claudio will be in the bullpen tonight.
Tanner Scheppers, on the disabled list with elbow inflammation, said he is going back to the bullpen next year. Scheppers, the Rangers Opening Day starter, said he would still like to be a starter but right now everybody thinks he would be better off back in the bullpen in 2015.