Moves: Pitchers and catchers.
The Rangers have decided to give righthander Eric Hurley a little extra time on the disabled list. Hurley was slated to make tonight’s start against the White Sox but he’s dealing with a little shoulder stiffness, and as a result, he won’t be activated, though the club expects him to go when his turn comes back around.
Instead, righthander Scott Feldman, who was eligible today to return to the active roster (after a requisite 10 days on the farm), will start in Chicago. The Rangers had planned to move Feldman to the bullpen in order to keep his workload down in the second half, but that plan will apparently stay on hold until later this week.
The Rangers are reportedly going to option catcher Taylor Teagarden to Oklahoma to make room for Feldman. This would seem to pave the way for Teagarden to join Team USA – the 24-year-old who would have gone out soon anyway since Jarrod Saltalamacchia is well again and Gerald Laird is getting closer to his own return.