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April 28, 2004


APRIL 28: Activated OF BRIAN JORDAN from the Disabled List. Added pitcher DOUG BROCAIL to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA Oklahoma. Designated pitcher JOHN WASDIN and OF CHAD ALLEN for assignment.

Brian Jordan returns from the first of what could be several trips to the DL. The 37-year-old has taken an awfully long time to get over his knee surgery, and he may not ever be 100%. Wasdin gets exposed to waivers after his emergency start. Not that losing him would destroy the organization, but rather than risk losing him to make just one start, why not let Ryan Snare start a game and leave Wasdin in AAA for when he's needed for a longer stretch? Texas had to put Brocail on the active roster by May 1 or he could declare free agency. Brocail was a decent reliever circa 1999; arm troubles limited him to a handful of innings over the last three years. Flipping Wasdin for Brocail leaves Texas without a true long man.

Posted by Lucas at April 28, 2004 01:25 PM