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March 27, 2006


Texas has waived pitcher JOHN WASDIN.

Let’s review the $600,000 contract to which Texas signed Wasdin last November:

This contract recalls the $1 million bestowed upon Doug Brocail last year and the two years given to Herbert Perry after 2001; it’s really more a reward for a previous season’s unexpected adequacy.

This time, Texas didn’t even grant Wasdin the chance to disappoint. Wasdin pitched atrociously enough this spring (26 baserunners in 10.2 innings) to obliterate the misty water-colored memory of 2005’s satisfactory performance. Frankly, it was hard to envision him having a season-long, vital role for a ballclub that purports to contend for a division title.. On the other hand, he’s not the worst guy in the world to recall for a few innings in an emergency. Texas may resign him to a minor-league deal (he won’t be claimed).

Interestingly, Texas already had one open spot on the 40-nan roster.

Posted by Lucas at March 27, 2006 11:40 PM