The Texas Rangers acquired Minor Leaguer Ramon Aguero of a waiver claim from Pittsburgh. The Rangers have assigned him to AAA Round Rock Express.
Below are notes from the Rangers’ press release.
Aguero, 26, spent each of the previous five seasons (2006-10) with the Pittsburgh organization, going 11-22 with a 4.14 ERA (123 ER/267.1 IP) and 7 saves in 103 career minor league games/30 starts. He has never pitched above the Double-A level. The right-hander has recorded 235 career strikeouts against 101 walks, while opponents have batted .266 (279-1048) during that stretch.
Added to the Pirates’ 40-man roster prior to last season, Aguero combined to go 2-5, 6.14 (20 ER/29.1 IP) with 3 saves over 25 relief appearances for Bradenton (High-A) and Altoona (AA) in 2010 while enduring three separate stints on the disabled list. The Dominican native originally signed with the Pirates as a non-drafted free agent on July 19, 2005. He was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on March 31 after making a pair of relief appearances in Grapefruit League play this spring.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Aguero, the club has transferred right-handed pitcher Omar Beltre from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list. Beltre had spine surgery on Feb. 23 and opened the year on the Rangers’ 15-day disabled list. **
Not a big splash but he’s a younger pitcher that the team decided to pick up. Don’t forget we here at NolanWritin.com will be covering the Round Rock Express throughout the season, we will keep you updated on his status as well as the rest of the Express.