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June 12, 2005


Texas placed reliever JOAQUIN BENOIT on the 15-day disabled list and designated outfielder ANDRES TORRES for assignment. Texas recalled pitcher RICARDO RODRIGUEZ from AAA. Texas also added pitcher JOHN WASDIN to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AAA.

Benoit experienced elbow soreness, different and believed unrelated to the shoulder soreness that forced him onto the DL to start the season. Benoit becomes the seventh reliever to hit the DL, eighth if former 40-mate Matt Riley is included, and R.A. Dickey spent time there as well. Texas chose to recall the eminently replaceable Wasdin rather than Jason Standridge or long-suffering Justin Thompson. Ideally, Wasdin will not pitch in Texas for long.

Texas had intended to replace Torres with Rodriguez since Tuesday when they jettisoned Ryan Drese.

Posted by Lucas at June 12, 2005 09:07 PM