Rangers place RHP Josh Sborz on 15-day injured list, recall LHP John King from Round Rock

July 15th, 2023

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has placed right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz on the 15-day Injured List, retroactive to July 12, with right biceps tendinitis.  To take his place on the active roster, the team has recalled left-handed pitcher John King from Triple-A Round Rock.

Sborz has gone 4-4 with a 4.54 ERA over 29 relief appearances for the Rangers this season.  He last pitched on Sunday at Washington in the Rangers’ final game before the All-Star break.  The first date that Sborz would be eligible to return is July 27.

King will be available for this afternoon’s 3:05 p.m. CT contest against the Cleveland Guardians.  He has gone 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA (12 ER/18.2 IP) over 15 relief appearances spanning two prior stints with the Rangers this season: May 11-June 29 and July 3-6.  He has spent the balance of the campaign with Round Rock, posting a 2-1 record, one save, a 2.08 ERA (4 ER/17.1 IP), and 11 strikeouts/5 walks over 9 games/2 starts.  King did not pitch for the Express in the club’s second “half” opener last night, as his last game outing came with Texas on July 6 at Boston (0.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 10 pitches/6 strikes).

Following today’s transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the club’s Major League roster, along with three players (Jacob deGrom, Brett Martin, and Jake Odorizzi) on the 60-day Injured List.