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May 15, 2005


Texas added outfielder ANDRES TORRES to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA Oklahoma. Texas also placed outfielder GARY MATTHEWS on the 15-day Disabled List.

Matthews pulled up lame running out a grounder and hits the DL, where he will visualize contemplate walking more often than his current rate of once per 39 plate appearances.

Torres has batted .302/.362/.381 in Oklahoma after receiving some consideration for a roster spot with a hot spring in the Cactus League. Torres has a line of .214/.264/.282 in 264 Major-League plate appearances, most of them for Detroit’s historically bad 2003 squad. The 27-year-old need to show improved patience and baserunning to reestablish himself in the Majors. For now, he should start in place of Laynce Nix against lefties and might see some pinch-running opportunities.

Posted by Lucas at May 15, 2005 12:24 AM