Rangers make 3 roster moves ahead of Orioles tilt

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced the following roster moves prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles:

  • Right-handed pitcher Jon Gray placed on 15-day Injured List with a left oblique strain.
  • Left-handed pitcher Taylor Hearn recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
  • Right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gray was forced to exit Monday night’s start against the Orioles with a 1-2 count on Baltimore’s Anthony Santander in the top of the 2nd inning due to injury. The Rangers will place Gray on the IL.

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He has a 7-6 record with a 3.83 ERA over 19 games/starts for the Rangers this season, posting 116 strikeouts against 34 walks.  He ranks among American League leaders in strikeouts per 9 innings (6th, 10.10), opponent slugging percentage (9th, .363), and opponent batting average (10th, .224).

Hearn has gone 4-6 with a 5.50 ERA over 16 games/13 starts spanning two stints with the Rangers this season: Opening Day-June 25 and July 15-25.  Each of his last 3 outings with Texas beginning June 25 have come in relief, posting a 1.59 ERA (4 R-2 ER/11.1 IP) in that span with 5 walks and 11 strikeouts.  His last outing for the Rangers came on July 23 at Oakland (3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R-ER, 60 pitches).  He also has a 1-0 record and 4.50 ERA (8 ER/12.0 IP) over 3 games/2 starts for Round Rock in 2022, with his last appearance on Sunday vs. Sacramento.

Sborz has no record with a 7.94 ERA (10 ER/11.1 IP) over 11 relief appearances spanning six stints with Texas: Opening Day-May 1, May 8, May 12-19, June 7, June 26-July 4, July 13-14.  He has served as the 27th man for each of the Rangers’ two doubleheaders this season. He has 3.0 scoreless innings over his last 3 appearances with the Rangers spanning June and July, with his last Major League outing coming on July 14 vs. Seattle (1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R).  Sborz has also made 19 appearances with Round Rock this season: 3-0, one save, 1.61 ERA (6 R-4 ER/22.1 IP), 11 walks, 30 strikeouts.  He last pitched on Saturday vs. Sacramento.

The Rangers entered the day with one open spot on the active 26-man roster following the trade of right-handed pitcher Matt Bush to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Following today’s transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the club’s Major League roster, along with two players (Mitch Garver and Eli White) on the 60-day Injured List.

MILLER REHAB TRANSFERRED TO FRISCO: Infielder/outfielder Brad Miller has had his injury rehabilitation assignment transferred from Round Rock (AAA) to Frisco (AA).  Miller is scheduled to start tonight’s 7:05 p.m. CT game for the RoughRiders against Amarillo in Frisco.

From Texas Rangers PR staff report