Geovany Soto traded to A’s

  • C Geovany Soto traded to Oakland A’s for cash [ Link ]

NOTES: The parade of backup catchers being moved out continues with Geovany Soto being moved to the A’s.  He’s not going to be here in 2015 anyway.  Would have liked some sort of spare part at least, but it was a trade for cash.  I always liked Soto when he came up with the Cubs originally.  Shame he lost his ability to hit almost after his first season in the bigs.  Good catcher, can’t hit worth a darn, though.

Geovany Soto traded to A’s

  • C Geovany Soto traded to Oakland A’s for cash [ Link ]

NOTES: The parade of backup catchers being moved out continues with Geovany Soto being moved to the A’s.  He’s not going to be here in 2015 anyway.  Would have liked some sort of spare part at least, but it was a trade for cash.  I always liked Soto when he came up with the Cubs originally.  Shame he lost his ability to hit almost after his first season in the bigs.  Good catcher, can’t hit worth a darn, though.

C Chris Gimenez traded to Indians

  • C Chris Gimenez traded to Cleveland for $100,000 in cash [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, Gimenez I liked.  He wasn’t going to be a Pudge, but he was an OK backup.   However, likely not going to be here next season, so probably good to give him some playing time elsewhere for the rest of the season.   He was outrighted to the Rangers minors system, and with their season over, moving him elsewhere probably allows him to play in the bigs for the rest of the 2

Chris Gimenez traded to Indians

  • C Chris Gimenez traded to Cleveland for $100,000 in cash [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, Gimenez I liked.  He wasn’t going to be a Pudge, but he was an OK backup.   However, likely not going to be here next season, so probably good to give him some playing time elsewhere for the rest of the season.   He was outrighted to the Rangers minors system, and with their season over, moving him elsewhere probably allows him to play in the bigs for the rest of the 2014 season.

Jon Edwards Purchased

  • P Jon Edwards purchased from AAA
  • P Robbie Ross optioned back to AAA [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, so much for the second go around of Robbie Ross. Back to the pile with him.   In his place is another guy who I’ve never heard of pitching for the Rangers.  It’s very much a theme this season.

Robbie Ross Back

  • P Robbie Ross recalled from AAA
  • P Nate Adcock optioned to AAA [ Link ]

NOTES: The way this season has gone, might as well try Robbie Ross again.   Not confident there, though.

Darvish to DL

  • P Yu Darvish placed on 15 day DL
  • P Alex Claudio purchased from AAA [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, it was inevitable.   Darvish is on the DL.  Initial reports are saying “elbow inflammation”.   Not the words I wanted to hear about him.   That phrase in my mind leads to larger problems.  Hope we’re not going there.

This is also the 24th roster move the Rangers have made this season because of the disabled list – a major league record.

As for Alex Claudio, hope the kid comes up and isn’t knocked around, be nice to have a kid come up and do well.  Especially this season.

Soto back from DL – again

  • C Geovany Soto activated from DL
  • P Jerome Williams designated for assignment [ Link ]

NOTES: Well, Soto is back again.  Jerome Williams is gone.  Can’t think of anything terribly exciting to say about either move at the moment.  Still annoyed at the DFA of Gimenez from a few days ago.  :(

Chris Gimenez DFA

  • C Chris Gimenez removed from paternity leave list and designated for assignment [ Link ]

NOTE: That’s a pretty uncool thing to do, IMO.  I know about the “business” of all of it, but man, cutting the guy loose when he’s home dealing with a brand new baby?   I lost a job I loved dearly six days before my son was born, and that sucked.   Really did not enjoy hearing this news – not from a baseball standpoint, but from a human standpoint.  Bleargh.  :)

Mike Carp

  • IF Mike Carp acquired on waiver claim from Boston Red Sox
  • P Alexi Ogando placed on 60 day DL [ Link ] – Aug 3
  • IF Mike Carp added to active roster
  • C Chris Gimenez placed on paternity list [ Link ] – Aug 4

NOTES: Mike Carp was claimed on waivers from Boston on Sunday and then added to the roster on Monday.  He’s a player that had an awesome 2013 season, and then fell down in 2014, and was dfa by Boston.  A friend of mine who is a Sox fan says he can be a great player if you give him time to play, something he didn’t really get in 2014 in Boston.   We shall see.  :)