The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has reinstated left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Diekman on the active roster, the club has designated left-handed pitcher Cesar Ramos for assignment.
Infielder Michael Young, a seven-time All-Star and the team leader in numerous offensive categories, will be inducted as the 20th member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame in pre-game ceremonies on Saturday, July 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed free agent outfielder Alexei Bell to a minor league contract. Bell will be assigned to the Arizona League Rangers to get some at bats before being promoted to a higher classification in the Texas farm system.
The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has reinstated right-handed pitcher Keone Kela from the 60-day disabled list. He will be available for today's series opener against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled left-handed pitcher Alex Claudio from Triple-A Round Rock. To make room on the active roster for Claudio, the team has optioned right-handed pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez to Round Rock.
Outfielder Ian Desmond and left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels have been selected to play for the American League in the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego. The starting lineups, reserves and pitchers for the American and National League teams were announced this evening by Major League Baseball.
Leclerc, 22, has combined to go 1-5, 2.64 (13 ER/44.1 IP/50 SO) in 22 games/2 starts with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock this season. He opened the year in Frisco's rotation, allowing 7 runs in 8.0 total innings. Since that time, he has posted a 1.49 ERA (6 ER/36.1 IP) in 20 relief outings.
The Texas Rangers today announced that right-hander Yu Darvish is scheduled to make a start on injury rehabilitation assignment on Monday, July 4 for Double-A Frisco at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Arkansas, home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City affiliate). Gametime is 6:35 p.m.