Express Lose Five Players to Rangers
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Five Round Rock Express members will join the Texas Rangers when Major League active rosters expand Saturday, the Rangers announced Friday night. Left-handed pitcher Martin Perez, right-handed pitchers Tanner Scheppers and Yoshinori Tateyama, outfielder Leonys Martin and infielder/outfielder Brandon Snyder will be recalled by the Rangers, who also announced they will purchase the contract of Frisco (AA) infielder Jurickson Profar. Additionally, Texas placed left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross on the 15-day disabled list due to a left forearm strain.
Perez was 7-6 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 starts and one relief outing for the Express; he tossed two complete games and recorded 69 strikeouts. Scheppers logged 11 saves with a 1-2 record and a 3.48 ERA in 27 relief appearances; he tallied 31 strikeouts against four walks over 31.0 innings. Tateyama was 4-0 with six saves and a 1.13 ERA in 32 relief outings with 45 strikeouts against seven walks in 39.2 innings.
Martin played 55 games with the Express and hit .359 with 12 homers, 42 RBI, 18 doubles, two triples, 48 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Snyder, who spent the vast majority of the season with the Rangers, hit .253 with two homers, nine RBI, seven doubles and 12 runs scored in 23 games with the Express.
All five players appeared on the Rangers active roster earlier this season.
Round Rock concludes its season this weekend at Oklahoma City. The RedHawks won Friday night’s series opener 11-5. The series continues Saturday at 7:05 p.m. CDT, Sunday at 6:05 p.m. and Monday at 11:05 p.m.
So, to recap:
- RHP Tyler Tufts had his contract purchased from Frisco (AA) and placed on the major league 15-day disabled list for surgery to repair a perforated bowel.
- LHP Robbie Ross placed on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a left forearm strain.
- OF Leonys Martin (#27) will be recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
- LHP Martin Perez (#33) will be recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
- INF Jurickson Profar (#2) will have his contract purchased from Frisco (AA).
- RHP Tanner Scheppers (#52) will be recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
- INF/OF Brandon Snyder (#21) will be recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
- RHP Yoshinori Tateyama (#22) will be recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
- LHP Miguel De Los Santos will be designated for assignment.