The Texas Rangers assigned six players to Triple A Round Rock on Monday and lost left-handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz, who was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
Among the six players sent to Round Rock are outfielder Engel Beltre, left-handed pitcher Pedro Figueroa and infielder Kevin Kouzmanoff, who all were reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. Others include right-hander Wilmer Font, catcher/first baseman J.P. Arencibia and infielder Guilder Rodriguez.
Ortiz, who made his major league debut with the Rangers in 2013, began the 2014 season on the 60-day DL with a fractured foot and was optioned to Frisco after being reinstated on July 25. In 13 appearances in 2014 for Frisco, Ortiz was 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA. He was 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA for Texas in 2013.
Kouzmanoff and Arencibia are eligible to become free agents.
Bosch’s bail revoked
Anthony Bosch, the former owner of the Biogenesis of America clinic at the center of MLB’s recent performance-enhancing drug scandal, had his bail revoked Monday because of recent positive tests for cocaine use. A Miami district judge ordered Bosch jailed immediately.
Bosch tested positive twice in August for cocaine use, after he was released on $100,000 bail under conditions including no use of illegal drugs and random urine testing. Gayles also found Bosch wasn’t regularly attending voluntary drug treatment.