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Friday on the Farm: Even more minor-leaguers who could help Rangers in 2024

(Frisco RoughRiders)

 

Major-league teams must dip into their farm systems during the course of a season to tend to various injuries, innings shortages and lack of performance.

That’s the way baseball go.

Usually, though, calls to the minors are made with much less frequency than the Rangers are making.

They have seen 12 players promoted this season from Triple A Round Rock. That’s a big number for May 24.

The most ballyhooed has been right-hander Jack Leiter, who hasn’t seen his success at Triple A translate in the first three big-league starts of his career. His performances probably make him the biggest disappointment of the Round Rock dozen, but the short-lived stint of Justin Foscue has some sting to it because he was injured before getting into a groove.

The one callup the Rangers could be prepping this weekend is Shaun Anderson, not a prospect as Leiter and Foscue are, but a pitcher with some big-league time who might be the next man up in the search for a Sunday starter in place of Jon Gray.

The well is running dry, but it’s not dried up just yet.

Help is available.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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2 Comments

  1. Boo May 25, 2024

    Getting to know the minor league prospects a little better and sooner than expected??

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  2. deGrom Texas Ranger May 27, 2024

    Signing Knizner was a huge mistake. I also despise how the team is deliberately keeping Sam Huff down, even though he has been above average offensively and has been improving defensively. He can hit enough to DH.

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