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RANGERS REINSTATE RHP RYAN DEMPSTER TO ACTIVE 25-MAN ROSTER;
OPTION OF LEONYS MARTIN TO TRIPLE-A ROUND ROCK
Arlington, Texas – The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that the club has reinstated right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster to the 25-man roster. To make room on the active roster for Dempster, the team has optioned outfielder Leonys Martin to Triple-A Round Rock
Dempster was on the MLB restricted list due to personal reasons for three days from Friday through Sunday, covering the club’s series in Toronto. He is scheduled to make his fourth start for the Rangers tonight since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a July 31 trade. He is 1-1 with an 8.31 ERA in 3 starts for Texas and went 5-5 with a 2.25 ERA over 16 starts for the Cubs this season. Tonight will be his first outing since last Monday at New York-AL.
Martin was recalled to take Dempster’s spot for the weekend series, recording a walk and strikeout over 2 games and 2 plate appearances. He has batted .184 with 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 RBI in 17 games over two stints with Texas this season. He has spent the rest of the season with the Express, batting .362 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 45 games.
The Rangers still have 39 players on the club’s 40-man roster.
Round Rock, Texas - OF Leonys Martin was recalled by the Texas Rangers prior this afternoon and will be active for tonight’s game at Toronto. He takes the place of Ryan Dempster on the Rangers 25-man active roster. Dempster was placed on Rangers restricted list and will miss the Toronto series due to personal reasons; he is expected to return Monday when the Rangers return to Arlington.
This is Martin’s second stint with the Rangers this season (June 15-July 30); he hit .189 (7-for-37) with five RBI in 15 games. Martin has been one of the Pacific Coast League’s hottest hitters this month, going 24-for-60 (.400) with five homers, 16 RBI, five doubles, one triple and 18 runs scored in 14 games. He is hitting .362 (68-for-188) in 45 games with Round Rock this season, amassing 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 14 doubles, two triples, 37 runs and seven stolen bases. Martin leaves the Express with a 10-game hitting streak intact.
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RANGERS ADD RHP RYAN DEMPSTER TO ACTIVE 25-MAN ROSTER;
OPTION LHP MARTIN PEREZ TO TRIPLE-A ROUND ROCK
Arlington, Texas – The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that the club has added right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster (#46) to the active 25-man roster. To make room for Dempster, the team has optioned left-handed pitcher Martin Perez to Triple-A Round Rock. Dempster will wear uniform number 46, and left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross will begin wearing number 28 for tonight’s game.
Dempster, 35, was acquired yesterday in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. He is the Rangers’ scheduled starter for tomorrow night’s series finale against the Angels. Dempster has gone 5-5 with a 2.25 ERA (26 ER/104.0 IP) in 16 games/starts for the Cubs this season. Opponents have batted .210 (81-386) with 27 walks and 83 strikeouts. He ranks second in the National League this season in ERA and opponents batting average, and compiled the longest scoreless streak in the majors this season spanning 33.0 innings from June 5-July 14. Dempster went 5-2 with a 1.40 ERA (7 ER/45.0 IP) in his final 7 starts with the Cubs spanning a stint on the disabled list.
Dempster originally signed with the Texas organization after being selected in the third round of the 1995 June draft. He has a career record of 117-121 with a 4.31 ERA over 535 games/310 starts with Florida (1998-2002), Cincinnati (2002-03), and Chicago-NL (2004-12). He is a two-time All-Star (2000 & 2008).
Perez appeared in 2 games with one start since being recalled on July 23. He tossed a scoreless 9th inning in relief to finish last night’s loss. He is 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA (9 ER/20.0 IP) over 6 games/3 starts spanning 2 stints with Texas this season, his first career major league action.
With these moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster.