MIAMI -- The Texas Rangers optioned left-hander Erasmo
Ramirez to Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday, and purchased the contract
of right-hander John Wasdin from the RedHawks.
Wasdin joined the Rangers before the team's game against Florida
in time to make his second career start. He allowed seven hits and
three runs in 4 2-3 innings against Seattle on April 25 in his
Ramirez, one of three lefties in the bullpen, was 3-3 with a
4.88 ERA in 23 games.
To make room for Wasdin on the 40-man roster, the Rangers
designated left-hander Cory Vance for assignment. Vance was in
Triple-A, and the Rangers have 10 days to decide whether to trade,
release or send him to the minors.
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