MLB notebook: Rangers designate OF Austin Jackson for assignment
The Texas Rangers have designated newly acquired outfielder Austin Jackson for assignment, the team announced Wednesday.
The Rangers acquired the veteran outfielder on July 8 as part of a deal that also brought right-handed pitchers Jason Bahr and Cory Gearrin from the San Francisco Giants. Texas received the three players for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
Jackson, 31, had started 36 games and appeared in 59 games for San Francisco this season. He was batting .242 with 13 RBI.
By designating Jackson for assignment, Texas has 10 days to trade, release or send him outright to the minor leagues.
–The Boston Red Sox recalled left-handed pitcher Robby Scott from Triple-A Pawtucket, optioning left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks to Pawtucket in a corresponding move.
Scott, 28, was on the Red Sox roster briefly this season. He appeared in one game June 19 at Minnesota, giving up two runs in 1/3 inning. He has been dominant in Triple-A, however, posting a 1.15 ERA and striking out 48 in 30 appearances in relief.
Beeks, 25, pitched Tuesday night against Texas and surrendered three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings in relief. He was named to the International League All-Star team this season and ranks in the top five in strikeouts, WHIP, opponent batting average and ERA.
–The Minnesota Twins have placed right-handed pitcher Addison Reed on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tenderness.
The relief pitcher has appeared in 41 games, posting a 1-5 record with a 4.83 ERA. Reed, 29, has struck out 37 and surrendered eight home runs in 41 innings.
The Twins recalled right-handed pitcher Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester to replace Reed. This will be his third time on the Minnesota roster this season. He has appeared in six games for the Twins and has a 2-0 record with a 6.43 ERA.
— The White Sox have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from Triple-A Charlotte and designated struggling pitcher Bruce Rondon for assignment.
The 30-year-old Gomez signed as a free agent with the White Sox on Jan. 30 after eight major league seasons. With Charlotte, he posted a 5-0 record with a 2.03 ERA in 30 relief appearances.
Rondon, 27, was 2-3 with an 8.49 ERA for the White Sox. He allowed 28 earned runs in 29 2/3 innings pitched over 35 relief appearances.
–The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have claimed left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.
Rosscup has appeared in 71 major league games over his career but hasn’t pitched in the big leagues yet this season. He started the year on the 60-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger. Rosscup, 30, made 10 relief appearances with Colorado’s Triple-A Albuquerque affiliate and gave up one earned run in 8 1/3 innings.
In a corresponding move, the Dodgers designated left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes for assignment. In 15 relief appearances this season, Paredes, 31, has a 2-0 record and a 5.87 ERA.
–Field Level Media
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