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Guilder Rodriguez purchased

  • IF Guilder Rodriguez purchased from AA Frisco
  • P Yu Darvish moved from 15 day to 60 day DL [ Link ]

NOTES: This seems like a “reward the long time minor leaguer” with a callup.   21 games left in the season, and you call up a guy with 13 years of experience covering slightly over 1,000 games.   Not the long term answer of course, but a nice move by the team for a guy like that.

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September Callups

  • P Lisalverto Bonilla recalled from AAA
  • IF Luis Sardinas recalled from AAA
  • P Nick Tepesch recalled from AAA
  • P Michael Kirkman purchased from AAA
  • P Tanner Scheppers moved from 15 day to 60 day DL [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, this is the September callups.  Oddly enough, of the five names above, only one of them is truly “new”.  The rest have made appearances for the Rangers somewhere before.   That’s the way this season has gone.   Bonilla is the other guy we got in the Michael Young trade. I’ll be curious to see what Bonilla can do, the rest of the guys we know about already.

There’s actually one more we’ll bring up on Thursday, but he’s not ready quite yet, I believe for a personal reason.

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Several Roster Moves

  • P Robbie Ross recalled from AAA
  • P Derek Holland activated from 60 day DL and recalled
  • P Nick Tepesch optioned to AAA
  • IF/OF Nick Carp designated for assignment [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, this isn’t the big “September callup”, but it kind of feels like it.  Robbie Ross was called up to cover Miles Mikolas, who was scratched.   Nick Tepesch was sent down, and Nick Carp was DFA’ed.    However, oddly enough Derek Holland was formally activated today, which is odd, as he’s not starting until Tuesday in Kansas City.  That they’d bring him up a few days ahead of time was a bit of a puzzler.   Nice to see him come back, I’m sure it’s more for his head than anything else, as it won’t make any difference in the standings.  :)