June 27, 2004
Placed pitcher R.A. DICKEY on the 15-day Disabled List. Recalled pitcher RICARDO RODRIGUEZ from AAA Oklahoma. Transferred reliever JAY POWELL from the 15-day to the 60-day Disabled List.
Dickey has only a minor pull in a back muscle, but the Rangers are being careful. Well, to be more accurate, the Rangers probably would have allowed Dickey to pitch through his soreness had he not been so ineffecftive lately. Dickey gets a few days to regroup, while Rodriguez joins the 25-man roster for the first time since last summer. Rodriguez will pitch middle relief for the moment; even modest results should have him replacing Bierbrodt, Benoit or Wasdin within two weeks. Powell is done for the season.
Posted by Lucas at 02:06 PM
June 25, 2004
Transferred pitcher CHAN HO PARK from the 15-day Disabled List to the 60-day Disabled List.
Posted by Lucas at 02:05 PM
June 18, 2004
Added pitcher JOHN WASDIN to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA Oklahoma. Placed pitcher JUAN DOMINGUEZ on the 15-day Disabled List. Designated pitcher CORY VANCE for assignment.
Dominguez joins the party with a sore back. The Ranger rotation currently consists of Kenny Rogers, Ryan Drese, Joaquin Benoit, Nick Bierbordt, and John Wasdin. Management says they don't want Chan Ho Park back until he reaches 90+ on the radar and hits his spots. Maybe this means his career is over. Vance is injured and probably will clear waivers.
Posted by Lucas at 02:03 PM
June 16, 2004
Added pitcher NICK BIERBRODT to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA Oklahoma. Transferred pitcher JEFF NELSON from the 15-day to the 60-day Disabled List.
Bierbrodt pitched for Buck Showalter in the minors. He joins the rotation after just one start in AAA.
Posted by Lucas at 02:02 PM
June 14, 2004
Placed outfielder LAYNCE NIX on the 15-day Disabled List. Added outfielder JASON CONTI to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA Oklahoma.
Nix lost a battle with an outfield wall and hits the DL with a sprained shoulder. Had he injured himself just one day sooner, Texas would have kept Chad Allen around.
Posted by Lucas at 02:01 PM
June 12, 2004
Activated outfielder KEVIN MENCH from the 15-day Disabled List. Designated outfielder CHAD ALLEN for assignment.
Allen loses The Battle For The Fouth Outfielder Spot to Gary Matthews, who switch-hits and can play center.
Posted by Lucas at 02:00 PM
June 06, 2004
Placed reliever JAY POWELL on the 15-day Disabled List. Took reliever DOUG BROCAIL off the Disabled List.
Powell was having a pretty solid year, the last of his contract earned via Tom Hicks' "We'll compete with the Yankees, monetarily, anyway" phase. The move was precautionary, but who knows what a "sore elbow" entails. Brocail gets one last chance to hang on to a 25-man roster spot.
Posted by Lucas at 01:59 PM