I didn’t think Alfonseca was pitching that bad that he needed to be DFA’ed, but that happened this afternoon. Antonio was DFA’ed to make room for Bryan Corey who was brought up from AAA. Here’s some text from the Rangers press release about Corey:
After signing as a minor league free agent before the season, Corey has pitched in Double- and Triple-A this season. At both levels this season he combined to appear in 25 games and was 1-0, 2.23 with 15 saves.
He began 2006 at Double-A Frisco where he was 1-0, 2.08 with seven saves in 13 games. He threw 17.1 innings and allowed 16 hits, seven runs (four earned) while walking six and striking out 19, holding opponents to a .242 average. After being promoted to Oklahoma, Corey, 33, was 0-0, 0.60 (1 ER/15.0 IP) with eight saves and 16 strikeouts over 12 appearances.
He has a career minor league record of 50-47, 4.06 (342 ER/759.0 IP) with 84 saves and 538 strikeouts over 485 appearances/29 starts. Corey made his major league debut on May 13, 1998 with Arizona vs. Milwaukee. He has made four major league appearances going 0-0, 7.20 (4 ER/5.0 IP) with both the Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Here’s Bryan’s page on baseball-reference.com. He has only four previous major league appearances. One in 2002, and three in 1998. Definitely seems like a career minor leaguer to me. I wonder how long he’ll stick here.