Right-hander Jon Edwards has been recalled from Triple A Round Rock and will join the Rangers for today’s game against the Cleveland Indians.
Outfielder Jake Smolinski was optioned back to Round Rock to make room for Edwards.
Edwards, who attended Keller High School, has a 1.15 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings with Round Rock this season. He has 13 saves in 14 chances and a total 17 relief appearances. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last 13 2/3 innings since April 17. Hitters are batting .080 against him in nine games in May.
Edwards, 27, was close to breaking spring camp on the 25-man roster but started in Round Rock. He was recalled on April 11 but was returned the next day after walking the two batters he faced against the Astros.
He made his major league debut with the Rangers in 2014 and had a 4.32 ERA in nine relief appearances.
Smolinski rejoined the Rangers from Round Rock on Friday. With the addition of Josh Hamilton, Smolinski’s place on the roster was squeezed out. He was 1 for 3 with an RBI in three games. He started the season with the Rangers before being sent down to Round Rock earlier this month.
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