Rangers recall RHP Chris Martin from Round Rock

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Martin from Triple-A Round Rock and placed right-handed pitcher Tony Barnette on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

July 4th, 2018

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Martin from Triple-A Round Rock and placed right-handed pitcher Tony Barnette on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Martin was optioned to Round Rock prior to Tuesday's game, but did not appear with the Express. He had been on the club's big league roster all season before being optioned yesterday, although he has also had a pair of stints on the 10-day disabled list from May 2-19 (right forearm irritation) and June 10-21 (right calf strain). Martin has gone 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA (11 ER/24.0 IP) over 27 relief appearances in his first season with the Rangers.

Barnette left last night's game in the top of the 8th inning with a 2-1 count on the Astros' Marwin Gonzalez. He has a 2-0 record with a 2.39 ERA (7 ER/26.1 IP) over 22 relief appearances for the Rangers this season in his third major league campaign. The first date he would be eligible to return is July 14.

The Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the major league roster, along with five players on the 60-day disabled list.