Orioles again claim INF Hanser Alberto on waivers
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder Hanser Alberto on waivers from San Francisco, a week after they lost him on a waiver claim to the Giants.
Orioles claim LHP Josh Osich from Giants off waivers
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed left-handed pitcher Josh Osich on waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
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Guzman, Gallo, Minor lead Rangers past Angels to stop skid
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pitching without his best stuff, Mike Minor was still able to continue his second-half success.
Minor threw six solid innings, allowing just one run on eight hits as the Texas Rangers ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
"The last two outings, I haven't felt great — mechanically off a little bit. But I felt like they had chances to capitalize and I only gave up the one," Minor said. "I felt really lucky for that."
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have optioned infielder Hanser Alberto to Triple-A Round Rock to clear a roster spot for left-hander Yohander Mendez to make his first big league start.
Alberto was sent down Thursday, a day off for the Rangers. Mendez will start Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at home against the Colorado Rockies.
SEATTLE (AP) — Adrian Beltre's return from the disabled list lasted just five games.
The Texas Rangers put the third baseman back on the DL on Tuesday, two days after he aggravated his left hamstring injury.
Rangers assistant general manager Josh Boyd said Texas was awaiting results of Beltre's MRI and could not project a recovery period. Texas made the move retroactive to Monday and selected the contract of infielder Hanser Alberto from Triple-A Round Rock.
Rangers acquire Rule 5 pick Carlos Tocci from White Sox
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Carlos Tocci from the Chicago White Sox and signed infielder Hanser Alberto and right-hander Kevin Jepsen to minor league contracts, with invitations to major league spring training.
The Rangers got Tocci from the White Sox for cash after Chicago selected the 22-year-old in the Rule 5 draft Thursday. Anthony Gose, a Texas outfielder assigned to Triple-A Round Rock, was selected by Houston in the Rule 5 draft.
Rangers don’t tender contracts to Hanser Alberto, 3 pitchers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have decided not to tender contracts to infielder Hanser Alberto and three right-handed pitchers.
The trio of pitchers — Chi Chi Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin and Nick Martinez — also became free agents after the moves before Friday night's non-tender deadline.
Texas has two unfilled spots in its starting rotation. General manager Jon Daniels said the team isn't ruling out bringing back Griffin or Martinez but is keeping open its options.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers placed right-handed starter Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left oblique.
The Rangers purchased the contract of right-hander Ernesto Frieri from Triple-A Round Rock and had him in the bullpen for Saturday night's home game against the Seattle Mariners.
Cashner (3-6) left his most recent start on Wednesday after allowing 10 hits and four earned runs in four innings of a 13-2 loss to the Houston Astros.