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Adios Durazo y Wasdin

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I got to use some of the Spanish I’m learning this semester. My teacher would be terribly impressed, I’m sure.

The Rangers announced today that they have released DH Erubiel Durazo and pitcher John Wasdin. Durazo was only expected to stay on as a fill-in for Nevin, and since he seems to be working out so far this spring, they did not have much use for him. As GM Jon Daniels said, between David Dellucci and Phil Nevin, the Rangers are pretty well set at DH.

The real surprise was the release of Wasdin. Even though he was having an absolutely wretched spring (10.64 ERA on 23 hits in 11 innings), I expected the Rangers to stick with the veteran. After all, the Rangers aren’t deep on pitching, and it’s no secret that their bullpen is particularly sparse. Despite the surprise of releasing Wasdin, there is not much secret among the Ranger faithful as to what this means for the team. As pointed out, this likely paves the way for a spot for highly-touted Rule V acquisition Fabio Castro.

By the way, I saw a commercial today for the first regular season baseball game between the Indians and White Sox this Sunday. It’s hard to believe we’re really this close. Holy crap, I CAN’T WAIT!


Mon 03/27/06, 10:32 pm EST



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