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June 01, 2006


Texas purchased the contract of pitcher JOHN WASDIN from AAA Oklahoma and optioned reliever C.J. WILSON to AAA.

The Rangers signed Wasdin to a Major League deal in the offseason, only to dump him a few days before the start of the season. Wasdin has pitched very well in AAA (2.17 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) and dominated righthanded batters (.177/.238/.269). Last year’s pleasantly surprising middle relief was borne largely from a low .277 average on balls in play; he remains an extreme flyball pitcher who will give up the titanic blast. Still, he’s not a bad guy to have around for chewing up the middle innings.

Posted by Lucas at June 1, 2006 07:02 PM