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June 27, 2005

Laird recalled

Texas recalled catcher GERALD LAIRD from AAA Oklahoma and optioned infielder MARSHALL MCDOUGALL to AAA.

Laird gets a belated callup after Rod Barajas tweaked a back muscle. Texas hasn't placed Barajas on the DL, so Laird's stay might be brief.

McDougall didn't get a chance to make an impression in his first visit to Major League baseball, but there's no reason to think he couldn't do what Mark DeRosa does. In the short run, unless Texas wants to start lefty-challenged Laynce Nix or David Dellucci against Jarrod Washburn and his ilk, they might have to start DeRosa at DH. God, that's depressing.

Posted by Lucas at June 27, 2005 11:20 PM