Matt West, who was recently called up from the Round Rock Express (AAA), finally made his Texas Rangers debut last night. He becomes the 28th different pitcher for the Texas Rangers to use this season. Probably under normal circumstances West probably wouldn’t have been called up.
But, the Texas Rangers are probably glad they did call him up. For most of the season they have been calling up pitcher after pitcher to see what will stick. Some of their calls up have been good, and some have been down right awful.
Matt West was one of those good calls up. The Rangers have had to wait a long to time see what he can do. Originally Matt West was a third baseman, but they converted him to a pitcher prior to the 2011 season.
Unfortunately for West he had to have Tommy John surgery in Aug, 2012. West has had a long road back from surgery, but has done very thing right to finally make his major league debut.
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Last night Matt West worked 2 perfect inning, retiring 6 consecutive batters. His debut was at least one highlight of the night that was marred by Angels hanging a baker’s dozen on Colby Lewis.
Watch: Matt West’s perfect Texas Ranger debut