NEWBERG REPORT ALERT — MARCH 24, 2007

T.R. Sullivan is reporting that Jamey Wright has won the fifth starter’s job, which is interesting since Kameron Loe is starting tomorrow and Wright will go on Monday, two days before Texas would have to elevate Wright to the roster to avoid the risk of losing him. The Rangers, according to Sullivan, have nonetheless gone ahead and made their decision.

As a result, Kameron Loe goes into the mix for a bullpen spot (he can also be optioned though he’s certainly pitched well enough this spring to avoid a return to AAA), and Bruce Chen is about to change teams. If Texas can’t move him in the next week (Sullivan suggests there is some trade interest), he’ll surely exercise his April 1 out and find a new club on his own.

More in the next Newberg Report.

You can read more from Jamey Newberg at www.NewbergReport.com.

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