Monday, May 17, 2010

Ups and downs.

Lots going on in the past couple of days for the Rangers as far as roster moves. Lots of players changing uniforms and taking plane or shuttle rides.

To start with Nellie Cruz was activated from the disabled list. To make room for him on the roster Ryan Garko was optioned to Triple A.

Then Pedro Strop and Guillermo Moscoso were called up to try and shore up an exhausted bullpen. Craig Gentry and Doug Mathis were both optioned to Triple A to make room for them.

Next Joaquin Arias was activated from the disabled list. Poor Pedro Strop was sent back down to Triple A to make room after only one day in the Majors.

Lots of moves. Hopefully they will help the team and stop the losing skid they are on. With the Angels coming into town tonight it would be a good time to start winning again.

Former Ranger Hank Blalock, seen here on card number 31 of the 2002 Upper Deck Minor League set was also involved in a roster move this weekend. The Devil Rays called him up on Saturday after designating a struggling Pat Burrell for assignment. Hank started at first in yesterday's game and went 0-3 with two strikeouts.

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