Federowicz elects to become free agent

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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo, right, is congratulated by Tim Federowicz after Gallo scored to tie the baseball game on a single by Danny Santana in the fourth inning Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that catcher Tim Federowicz has been assigned outright to Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League.  Following this transaction, Federowicz has elected to become a free agent.

Additionally, the Rangers have reinstated three players from the 60-day injured list: right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez, outfielder Joey Gallo, and left-handed pitcher Taylor Hearn.

Federowicz batted .160 with 4 home runs and 7 RBI in 29 games over two stints with Texas in 2019: June 7-August 1 and September 20-end of season. He was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on June 7.

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Chavez had a 3-5 record and 4.85 ERA over 48 games/9 starts with Texas in 2019.  He went on the injured list for the duration of the season on August 13 and had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow on September 9.

Gallo was selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time this past season, batting .253 with 22 home runs, 49 RBI, and a .986 OPS figure in 70 games.  He had stints on the injured list for a left oblique strain (June 2-24) and surgery to remove a fractured hook of hamate bone in his right wrist (July 25-end of season).

Hearn made his Major League debut with the Rangers in a start on April 25 at Seattle, but he would spend the duration of the year on the injured list after that outing due to left elbow tightness.

Following today’s transactions, the Rangers now have 36 players on the club’s Major League roster.

From Rangers PR staff reports