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June 07, 2005


Texas added infielder MARSHALL MCDOUGALL to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA. Texas also designated outfielder CHAD ALLEN for assignment.

Allen had batted an empty .283 as the DH against lefties, and with Alfonso Soriano's hammy pull necessitating another infielder, Allen became expendable. He cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to AAA Oklahoma.

McDougall is a 26-year-old making his first appearance in the Majors. He can do anything but pitch and allegedly could catch a few innings in an emergency. He hit pretty well in AAA last year (.282/.349/.508) and very well this year (.320/.387/.542); arguably, he's a better backup infield solution than Mark DeRosa. Perhaps Texas will give him a chance that includes some DH at-bats against lefties.

Posted by Lucas at June 7, 2005 02:02 PM