Matt Harrison Back

  • P Matt Harrison activated from the 15 day DL
  • IF Luis Sardinas optioned to AAA [ Link ]

NOTES: Matt Harrison makes his first start in a year or so, since he pitched the first two games of the 2013 season then went on the DL.  He had more surgeries than starts last season.  :(   Hopefully he is good right from the start, as it would further help our cause, which surprisingly hasn’t left us sunk in April.

Dan Robertson acquired

  • OF Dan Robertson acquired from San Diego Padres for cash.
  • OF Dan Robertson purchased from AAA
  • P Pedro Figueroa placed on 15 day DL [ Link ]

NOTES:  The decimation of our roster continues.  Another pitcher goes down, and with what I was reading about him, it sounds like it COULD be that injury that requires Tommy John surgery, in which case Figueroa is done for QUITE a long time.   I read somewhere that we had no other position players on the 40 man roster that could be brought up, so they traded for Dan Robertson of the Padres.  I know nothing about him, except he is going to be making his major league debut whenever he plays.   Exciting for that kid, that’s for sure!

Hope for the best for Figueroa.    John Blake of the Rangers tweeted this out today, and it seems telling of our current situation:

 

Nick Martinez back

  • P Nick Martinez recalled from AAA
  • P Hector Noesi designated for assignment [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, the Nick Martinez experiment continues.  After his first game, people expected he’d be back, so I’ll be curious to see how he does.

It does bring to an end (mercifully) the Hector Noesi era of the Texas Rangers franchise.  He came “this close” to pitching the single worst inning pitched by any Rangers pitcher in franchise history.  I mean, if you’re gonna be bad, be REALLY bad.   :)

P.S.  Mark Clark?

Jim Adduci to DL

  • IF Jim Adduci placed on 15 day DL
  • IF Luis Sardinas recalled from AAA [ Link ]

NOTES: I’ve liked Adduci.   He’s never gonna set the world on fire and be on SportsCenter every night, but he’s a good solid backup, and you need guys like that.  So I’ve liked him while he’s here.   Sardinas will be making his major league debut when he plays, and he’s wearing Arod’s old number (#3).  :)

Tanner Scheppers to DL

  • P Tanner Scheppers placed on 15 day DL
  • P Aaron Poreda purchased from AAA
  • IF Andy Parrino designated for assignment [ Link ]

NOTES: Scheppers started the season with a lot of promise, he was doing well in spring training.  Opening day I think most people were content to let slide as jitters.  But it didn’t get better after that.  His numbers seemed really counter to what he was doing in spring training, so perhaps it was a late spring injury.   Aaron Poreda comes up, and I don’t know much about him, but his numbers before getting here look decent, so we’ll see how he goes.  Oddly enough Poreda last pitched in the majors in 2009 for the Padres!  Parrino I know NOTHING about, he was a waiver claim from Oakland on Mar 3, and now he’s gone.

Colby Lewis arrives finally

  • P Colby Lewis purchased from AAA
  • P Daniel McCutchen designated for assignment [ Link ]

NOTES: Most fans felt Colby Lewis should have arrived earlier than April 14th – like on March 31st, but at least he’s here now.  Hopefully he can pull off another comeback like he did a few years ago, we could use it this season.   It cost Daniel McCutchen his roster spot.  I wasn’t attached to McCutchen, but he did well enough I thought.   Still, someone has to go, can’t keep 20 pitchers at once.

Beltre to DL

  • 3B Adrian Beltre placed on 15 day DL, retro to Apr 9
  • P Hector Noesi added to active roster, after having been traded for on Apr 12 from Seattle for $ [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, it seems Beltre to the DL is a regular occurance at this point.  Don’t like it to be, as he still plays well hurt, but you don’t want to blow the guy out either.   His roster replacement, Hector Noesi, is a Mariners castoff.  Can’t imagine he’ll stay long here.   We’re really blowing through the roster moves this year!  :)

Kouzmanoff arrives

  • IF Kevin Kouzmanoff purchased from AAA
  • P Seth Rosin designated for assignment [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, Adrian Beltre came out of the game last night and looked hurt.  He’s not technically on the disabled list, but they did bring up Kevin Kouzmanoff.  Without Beltre going on DL, they needed to make a spot on the 25 and the 40, so Seth Rosin was DFA’ed.  He was a RUle 5 guy, so I suspect we won’t be allowed to keep him.  That’s a shame, as I really did like Rosin.

Bit worried about Beltre though – ick.

Saunders to DL

  • P Joe Saunders placed on 15 day DL, retro to Apr 5
  • P Daniel McCutchen recalled from AA Frisco [ Link ]

NOTES: Can Saunders stay there?   My opinion of Joe Saunders:

donotwant

Darvish activated

  • P Yu Darvish activated from 15 day DL
  • P Nick Martinez optioned to AA Frisco [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, you knew Yu Darvish was coming back for this date, as he was only going to miss one start.  You felt bad for Martinez, going back down after doing pretty well in his major league debut last night.  He surprised me.  Not that I expected him to do bad as such, but guys making their major league debuts as pitchers with us have a habit of deserving the send down the next day.  Not Martinez.  I suspect he’ll be back, that was a good performance by him.