The Rangers activated outfielder Josh Hamilton from the disabled list, the team announced Tuesday. With rosters expanding, the team also called up prospect Joey Gallo. Moreover, the team activated Carlos Corporan from the DL while recalling Luke Jackson, Ross Ohlendorf and Drew Stubbs.
The Rangers recalled pitcher Keone Kela on Tuesday, reports MLB.com. Kela produced a 3.30 ERA over 43 2/3 innings earlier this season. To make room for Kela, the Rangers optioned pitcher Luke Jackson to Triple-A. Jackson never appeared in a game for the Rangers during his brief call up.
The Rangers called up pitching prospect Luke Jackson from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. The right-hander is making his first appearance in the majors. The 2010 first-round pick (45th) began his career as a starter, but he has spent most of the 2015 season as a reliever. He went 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 30 walks in 33 outings (five starts) for Round Rock.
The Rangers announced Tuesday they optioned outfielder Michael Choice, pitcher Luke Jackson and pitcher Jerad Eickhoff to Triple-A Round Rock, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They team also reassigned catcher Pat Cantwell, pitcher Martire Garcia and pitcher Alec Asher to minor-league camp.
Rangers prospect Luke Jackson came into spring training with a new delivery and it did not disappoint Monday. Jackson struck out two of the seven hitters he faced and manager Jeff Bannister was pleased with the results, reports the Dallas Morning News. "More in control of his delivery and the game," Banister said. "Impressive." Jackson was also able to keep his emotions in check throughout the appearance. "Threw way more strikes than I have been throwing," said Jackson. "Mike's been harping on getting me to slow down. It really helps. I can't think him enough for that."