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Bonilla claimed by Dodgers; four other Rangers sent to Round Rock

Lisalverto Bonilla did not pitch in 2015 after having Tommy John surgery in April. He was claimed by the Dodgers on waivers Wednesday.
Lisalverto Bonilla did not pitch in 2015 after having Tommy John surgery in April. He was claimed by the Dodgers on waivers Wednesday. Star-Telegram

Texas Rangers right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla was claimed on waivers Wednesday by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In other club moves, infielder Kyle Blanks, catcher Carlos Corporan and outfielders Antoan Richardson and Ryan Strausborger were outrighted to Triple A Round Rock. Strausborger is the only one who can’t refuse the assignment.

Outfielder Ryan Strausborger is the only one of the four players who can’t refuse outright assignment to Triple A Round Rock.

Bonilla, 25, missed the entire 2015 season after having Tommy John surgery on April 15.

Blanks played in just 18 games in 2015 and had surgery on both feet.

A left thumb sprain sidelined Corporan after the All-Star break. He played in 33 games.

Richardson had back surgery in March and later suffered a broken foot when he was hit by a pitch in a rehab assignment with Round Rock in July.

Strausborger played in 31 games after being called up from Round Rock in early August.

Right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla made his major league debut for the Rangers in 2014 but had Tommy John surgery in April and did not pitch this season.

The moves leave the Rangers’ 40-man roster at 38 players, in addition to pitchers Yu Darvish, Alex Claudio and Nick Tepesch and infielder Jurickson Profar, who are on the 60-day disabled list.

Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @StevensonFWST

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