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June 07, 2006

Alfonseca Returns, Jimenez Departs

Texas activated reliever ANTONIO ALFONSECA from the Disabled List and designated infielder D’ANGELO JIMENEZ for assignment.

In 2010, Texas will routinely carry sixteen pitchers and the minimum nine hitters.

I’m no fan of an eight-man bullpen because having one means apportioning innings to the twelfth and thirteenth best pitchers on the team in the interest of keeping everyone fresh. On the other hand, Texas rarely platoons, pinch-hits or pinch-runs, so being the last man on the Ranger bench means a nice per-diem and endless hours of boredom.

Anyway, the Rangers didn’t need Jimenez once Hairston arrives, and should the need arise later, they’ll call for Drew Meyer.

Posted by Lucas at June 7, 2006 12:36 AM