The Rangers have recalled lefthander Kason Gabbard from Oklahoma to start Game Two of today’s doubleheader against the Mets. To make room for Gabbard, the club has designated righthander Robinson Tejeda for assignment.
Texas has 10 days to trade, release, or outright Tejeda to the minor leagues, but it should be noted that if he clears waivers and is outrighted, he has the right to decline the assignment (since he’s been outrighted before — in April) and take immediate free agency. Plus, if he chooses to accept such an assignment and doesn’t return to the roster this season, he can leave in October as a minor league free agent.
We’ve probably seen the last of Tejeda in Arlington. He seemed to have turned a corner at Oklahoma this spring but failed to capitalize on what was likely one last chance with the big club.