The Texas Rangers announced prior to tonight’s game that the club has placed right-handed pitcher Kyle Dowdy on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 1, with a right elbow impingement. To take his place on the active roster, the team has recalled left-handed pitcher Brett Martin from Triple-A Nashville.
Martin, who is in his first Major League season, will be in his second stint with the Rangers, as he posted no record and a 7.20 ERA (12 ER/15.0 IP) over 14 relief appearances for Texas during his first stint from April 19-May 20. He has spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Nashville, posting no record with one save, a 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP), and 1.105 WHIP figure across 10 relief outings for the Sounds. Martin last pitched at Triple-A on Friday vs. New Orleans (save, 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 16 pitches/10 strikes).
Dowdy has gone 2-1 with a 7.25 ERA over 13 games/one start this season in his first career Major League action. He was acquired by Texas in a March 26 waiver claim from the New York Mets and is subject to Rule 5 regulations this season if he is to stay in the Rangers organization. Dowdy was selected by the Mets from the Cleveland Indians with the 10th pick in the 2018 Rule 5 Draft at Baseball’s Winter Meetings in December. The first date he would be eligible to return is June 11.
Following today’s transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the club’s major league roster, along with four players on the 60-day injured list: RHP Luke Farrell, OF Scott Heineman, LHP Yohander Méndez, and RHP Edinson Vólquez.
From Rangers PR staff reports