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Rangers designate Minor Leaguer Alvarez

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SEATTLE -- The Rangers have designated Minor League outfielder Eliezer Alvarez for assignment to make room for pitcher Ricardo Rodriguez on the 40-man roster.

Alvarez was hitting .189 with .279 on-base percentage and a .283 slugging percentage at Double-A Frisco. He spent one day with the Rangers on May 7, and he did not get into a game before being returned to Frisco. The Rangers acquired Alvarez from the Phillies in Spring Training for cash considerations.

SEATTLE -- The Rangers have designated Minor League outfielder Eliezer Alvarez for assignment to make room for pitcher Ricardo Rodriguez on the 40-man roster.

Alvarez was hitting .189 with .279 on-base percentage and a .283 slugging percentage at Double-A Frisco. He spent one day with the Rangers on May 7, and he did not get into a game before being returned to Frisco. The Rangers acquired Alvarez from the Phillies in Spring Training for cash considerations.

Rodriguez began the season on the 60-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. He had a 1.64 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP in 11 games on medical rehabilitation assignment at Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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