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May 08, 2006

Feldman Up, Tejeda Down, Shouse Out

Texas recalled reliever SCOTT FELDMAN from AAA Oklahoma, optioned starting pitcher ROBINSON TEJEDA to AAA, and designated reliever BRIAN SHOUSE for assignment.

Feldman had pitched well enough in his prior stints on the active roster, but the optionless status of many other Ranger relievers made him the default choice to demote. Rather than keep him in AAA, Texas opted for the more difficult decision of waiving the rehabilitating Brian Shouse. Shouse is a pure LOOGY who nonetheless had faced righties half the time and wasn’t retiring lefties at the necessary rate (.400/.400/.600 in ten plate appearances). Statistically, one can’t infer anything from such a small sample, but Texas seemingly has decided that Feldman (or, more likely, fellow lefty C.J. Wilson) is better suited to terminate Major League hitters.

Posted by Lucas at May 8, 2006 11:29 PM