Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz (#66) from Round Rock (AAA) and optioned left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard to Round Rock.
Sborz, 28, is entering his third stint with Texas this season (also Opening Day-May 1 and May 8). The right-hander has allowed 5 runs/earned runs in 4.0 innings over 4 relief outings with the Rangers this year. His last MLB outing was April 15 vs. Los Angeles-AL. Sborz has made five appearances for Round Rock in 2022: 0-0, 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R-0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.
Sborz was available to pitch as the 27th man for Sunday’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees, but did not pitch and was returned to Triple-A after the game. Sborz was on the Rangers’ 10-day injured list from April 16-May 1 with right elbow soreness. He had a brief rehab assignment before he was optioned to Round Rock post-game on May 1.
Allard, 24, has gone 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA (6 ER/10.0 IP) over 5 relief outings spanning two stints with Texas this season: Opening Day-April 30 and May 11. The left-hander took the loss last night vs. Kansas City (3.0 IP, 1 R-ER). Allard has also made two starts for Round Rock in 2022, allowing 4 runs/earned runs over 4.0 innings.
With these transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the Major League roster, along with two players (Jonathan Hernández and José Leclerc) on the 60-day Injured List.