The Texas Rangers claim left-handed relief pitcher Edgar Olmos from the Seattle Mariners off waivers.
The Mariners, who claimed Olmos off waivers from the Miami Marlins, designated the soon-to-be 25-year old (4/12) for assignment when they signed Rickie Weeks earlier this month.Olmos
In 2014, Edgar Olmos split time between the Marlins’ Double-A and Triple-A teams where he compiled a combined record of 3-3 with a 4.06 ERA and three saves over 77.2 innings pitched.
His only big-league action came in 2013 where he pitched 5.0 innings giving up 7 hits and 9 earned runs over 5 games.
I suspect he will be in competition with Alex Claudio for a spot in the bullpen.
The Texas Rangers placed Jurickson Profar on the 60-day disabled list to make room on the roster for Olmos. Profar underwent shoulder surgery on Monday to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder. The Rangers expect him to miss the entire 2015 season, making it two straight for the 22-year old infielder.
With the sample size of Edgar Olmos, it is hard to set any logical expectations for him. But this isn’t really the “miracle lefty” I was hoping for. Although, we might all be surprised what he could be capable of. (Fingers crossed)
The Texas Rangers now have 64 players at camp – full 40-man roster, 23 non-roster invitees, and one on the 60-day DL (Profar).
ONLY 40 DAYS UNTIL TEXAS RANGERS PLAY FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON!