Texas Rangers Activate Nick Goody from IL, Ian Gibaut Optioned
By Kenneth Nash
The Texas Rangers made some changes in their bullpen on Wednesday activating reliever Nick Goody off the Injured List and optioning Ian Gibaut.
Just a day after making his 14th appearance of the season and surrendering a trio of earned runs Ian Gibaut was optioned by the Texas Rangers to their Alternate Training Site. In a corresponding move the Texas Rangers activated RHP Nick Goody off the Injured List after he missed two weeks of action with back spasms.
Gibaut has been one of Chris Woodward’s go-to relievers this season appearing in a team-high 14 games in relief alongside breakout star Jonathan Hernandez. The 26-year old Gibaut at times has shown an impressive ability to generate strikeouts but has struggled on occasion with command having issued nine walks in 12.1 innings of work this season. He worked out of the bullpen last night in a 10-3 loss to the A’s but only made it a third of an inning, allowing three earned runs and throwing 21 pitches.
Being able to activate Nick Goody is a boost to the Texas Rangers bullpen which has run through it’s fair share of injuries early on this season. Goody was brought in this offseason with hopes he could become an important piece of the Texas relief corp. Before he hit the IL, Goody had appeared in seven games for the Rangers and had picked up a save.
To this point in the season Goody had a 4.50 ERA in four innings of work, a fairly small sample size. Across his career Goody has a 3.83 ERA in 145.2 innings of work. Texas signed Goody after a stint with the Cleveland Indians and he’s set for arbitration for the next two years meaning the Rangers could keep him around for through the 2022 season.
Texas is scheduled to face the Oakland A’s in Game 3 of their four game series at Globe Life Field. Kolby Allard is set to take the mound for the Rangers and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.