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October 17, 2005


Texas outrighted pitchers CARLOS ALMANZAR and RYAN BUKVICH to AAA Oklahoma, removing them from the 40-man roster. Almanzar elected to take free agency. Texas also signed outfielder RUDDY YAN to a minor-league contract.

Almanzar’s depressing 2005 with Texas comes to an end. Almanzar lost his mother and brother in April, underwent season-ending surgery a few weeks later, and recently tested positive for steroids. He must serve a ten-game suspension for his next employer.

Both Almanzar and Bukvich were on the 60-day Disabled List, so the roster holds steady with 36 players and two others on the 60-day DL (Greg Colbrunn and Nick Regilio). Yan was once on the 40-man roster.

Posted by Lucas at October 17, 2005 08:05 AM