RANGERS RECALL C BRETT NICHOLAS FROM ROUND ROCK

Rangers recall Brett Nicholas

Arlington, Texas The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled catcher Brett Nicholas from Triple-A Round Rock.  The team has also placed right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his right index finger.

RHP TYSON ROSS PLACED ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST

Nicholas, 29, will be seeking his first action with Texas this season.  The left-handed batter has spent the campaign at Round Rock, posting a .311/.353/.469/.822 (85-273) slash line with 7 home runs and 38 RBI in 69 games.  He made his major league debut with Texas in 2016, batting .275 (11-40) with 2 home runs and 4 RBI in 15 games spanning two stints with the Rangers.

Ross has gone 2-2 with a 7.52 ERA in 7 games/starts for Texas this season, including a no-decision in his start yesterday at Tampa Bay.  The first date he would be eligible to return is August 3.

After today’s moves, the Rangers still have 38 players on the club’s major league roster along with five players on the 60-day disabled list.

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