Roster Moves and Tonight’s Lineups


The Rangers announced their roster moves to accommodate the return of Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton.

  • Reinstated outfielder Josh Hamilton (#32) from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Reinstated outfielder Nelson Cruz (#17) from the 15-day disabled list.
  • Recalled right-handed pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama (#22) from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Optioned infielder Chris Davis to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Optioned right-handed pitcher Cody Eppley to Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Optioned catcher Taylor Teagarden to Triple-A Round Rock.

According to the Rangers press release- “Tateyama would become just the fourth native of Japan to ever appear in the majors with Texas, the others being right-handed pitchers Hideki Irabu (2002), Akinori Otsuka (2006-07), and Kazuo Fukumori (2008).”

Chris Davis batted .250 (12-48) with 3 home runs and 4 RBI in 20 games with Texas after being recalled on April 13. Obviously not the same firepower that Hamilton brings, but I enjoyed seeing him back with the big team. Hopefully they showed enough to other clubs to make him worthy of a possible trade.

Another snippet from the official press release on Cody Eppley. “Eppley had his contract purchased on April 23 and made 10 appearances for Texas in his first major league stint. He allowed 8 runs in 9.0 innings over those 10 outings, posting a 1-1 record. He began the year with Round Rock.”

Eppley showed some good stuff but just wasn’t ready for the bigs. With the Round Rock Express he will get more at bats and get better with time.

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Tonights Lineups-

Rangers
2B Ian Kinsler
SS Elvis Andrus
DH Josh Hamilton
1B Michael Young
3B Adrian Beltre
LF Nelson Cruz
CF David Murphy
C Mike Napoli
RF Mitch Moreland
P Alexi Ogando

That’s more like it, glad to have Cruz and Hamilton both back in the lineup.

-Jonathan

Tags: Chris Davis Cody Eppley Josh Hamilton Nelson Cruz Round Rock Express Taylor Teagarden Texas Rangers Trade Yoshinori Tateyama

  • http://nolanwritin.com Kelly Ryan

    COuld you explain the option status of Chris Davis now that he has been sent down?….again…I thought I understood at the beginning of the year that he could be sent down once more but if he is recalled after today he cannot be sent back with going through waivers…is that right?

  • Jonathan

    According to Jamey Newberg his option lasts he entire season, so next season he would have to
    Clear waivers.