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September 22, 2004


SEPTEMBER 22: Added pitcher TRAVIS HUGHES to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA Oklahoma. Designated pitcher RYAN SNARE for assignment.

The commentary for the previous transaction related to Sam Narron applies here. Texas wanted Hughes for bullpen support with the suspensions of Francisco and Almanzar (Brocail's will follow Almanzar), but even with them missing, the team has ten relievers in tow. So Texas risks losing Snare for a 26-year-old long reliever with 83 innings of AAA experience and who is certain not to pitch in a meaningful situation.

Hughes himself was DFA'ed after the 2003 season but remained with Texas. He pitched long relief in AA and AAA, and his peripherals in AAA were solid despite the 5.26 ERA. Texas may designate him again sometime after the season.

Posted by Lucas at September 22, 2004 03:46 PM