October 01, 2003
Outrighted pitcher AARON FULTZ, 2B/OF JERMAINE CLARK, IF/OF DONNIE SADLER and OF RYAN CHRISTENSON to Triple-A Oklahoma, thus removing them from the 40-man roster. Each player declared free agency.
Fultz is the only surprise on this list, and not much of a surprise at that. He was enjoying his best season until injuring his shoulder on June 23 and missing three weeks. Fultz posted an ERA of 3.63 before the injury, 7.48 afterwards. He's nothing special, and even the pitching-starved Rangers should be able to find an adequate replacement from what should be a huge group of non-tendered players. Clark has a career .360 OBP in AAA but has not batted well in limited ML experience and has been waived three times in 2003. Sadler and Christenson are weak-hitting backups.
Posted by Lucas at October 1, 2003 08:25 PM