Davis up, Shelton out.

The Rangers have
officially purchased first baseman Chris Davis from AAA Oklahoma in time for
tonight’s series finale in Houston,
making room on the roster by designating first baseman Chris Shelton for
assignment.  Texas
now has 10 days to trade Shelton
or release him, or to get him through waivers and outright him to the minor
leagues, though he’d have the right to decline the assignment.

Earlier today, Davis was also named by
Major League Baseball as a member of the U.S. Team for the XM All-Star Futures
Game, which will be played at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, July 13. 

Taylor Teagarden will
also play for the U.S. Team, while Max Ramirez and Elvis Andrus were tabbed to
play for the World Team.


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