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April 19, 2006


Texas placed infielder MARK DEROSA on the 15-day Disabled List, added infielder DREW MEYER to the 40-man and active rosters, and moved pitcher ADAM EATON from the 15-day to the 60-day Disabled List.

Grady Fuson’s first pick and most notorious draft pick makes his big-league debut. The tenth pick of 2002, Meyer didn’t merit a spot on the 40-man roster last fall or a selection in the Rule 5 draft last winter. His career AA-AAA line of .281/.339/.363 shows far too much reliance on batting average for offensive value; he walks once every thirteen plate appearances and has five homers in 843 at-bats. Meyer doesn’t turn 25 until August and can play practically anywhere but catcher, so he has more upside than, say, 27-year-old Marshall McDougall. Perhaps he’ll get what has eluded McDougall: the opportunity to mature into a genuinely useful utility player.

Texas moved Eaton to the 60-day DL to accommodate Meyer.

Posted by Lucas at April 19, 2006 11:30 PM