Dowdy, Kiner-Falefa sent to Frisco for rehab assignment

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that RHP Kyle Dowdy and C Isiah Kiner-Falefa have been transferred from Triple-A Nashville to Double-A Frisco on injury rehabilitation assignment, effective today. Nashville is on the Triple-A All-Star break.

Dowdy was placed in the 10-day injured list on June 4, retroactive to June 1, with right elbow impingement. He has a 3.60 ERA (2 ER/5.0 IP) in 4 games/one start on rehab assignment at the Arizona Rangers (1 GS) and Nashville (3 G). Dowdy is 2-1, 7.25 in 13 games/one start with the Rangers this season in his first big league action.

Kiner-Falefa has been on the 10-day injured list since June 7 with a right middle finger sprain. He is 3-for-17 with 2 RBI in 5 games since starting a rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on July 1. Kiner-Falefa is hitting .231 with one homer and 13 RBI in 38 games with the Rangers in 2019.

In addition, Texas optioned left-handed pitcher Joe Palumbo to Triple-A Nashville after Sunday’s game in Minnesota. Palumbo had been recalled before Sunday’s game and pitched 3.0 scoreless innings in Texas’ 4-1, 11-inning win against the Twins. The Rangers will make a corresponding roster move prior to the second half opener on Thursday versus Houston at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

From Rangers PR staff reports