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August 05, 2005


Texas designated reliever RON MAHAY for assignment, added reliever STEVE KARSAY to the 40-man roster and recalled him from AA Frisco.

Texas grabbed Mahay off a scrap heap in 2004 and got two excellent years and one month from him. Mahay lost his prowess in May and has yet to recover it, allowing 23 earned runs in 24 innings during the last four months. He missed a couple of weeks with a sore groin, and he might have some other ailment(s) causing him trouble. Since Texas owes him $1 million in 2006 (the local dailies say $1.1), I doubt anyone will claim him. Perhaps he can recapture his magic in AAA and push for a roster spot next spring.

Karsay has thrown well in AA after a rough June. With the team’s postseason changes approaching life-support status, Texas might as well find out if he has anything to offer to a big-league club.

Posted by Lucas at August 5, 2005 08:11 AM