According to at least one local
report, Texas has gotten lefthander Kason
Gabbard through league-wide waivers and outrighted his contract to Oklahoma City.
That clears a 40-man roster spot, as
will the eventual transfer of Eric Hurley and Joaquin Benoit to the 60-day
disabled list and the likely designation for assignment of first baseman Joe
Koshansky. Those four removals will pave the way for Elvis Andrus, Omar
Vizquel, Eddie Guardado, and Kris Benson to join the roster, but one more spot
will be needed for Jason Jennings if he makes the club (and in truth, Jennings
could be the first of those five added to the roster since he has an opt-out
As discussed in this morning’s
report, the likely candidates to cede a fifth roster spot could be Luis Mendoza
(by way of DFA), Travis Metcalf (DFA), Tommy Hunter (60-day DL), Dustin Nippert
(60-day DL), or Willie Eyre (60-day DL).
If Andruw Jones makes the team, he’d
likely take Frank Catalanotto’s roster spot.