Rangers right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo was informed that he won't break camp with the club, and was offered a minor-league assignment, according to MLB.com. Oviedo signed a minor-league contract with the club in January, and has the option to refuse the assignment and take his release, which he did. Oviedo has been sidelined since March 14 with biceps tendinitis. He posted a 4.91 ERA in four spring appearances.
Rangers RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo has biceps tendinitis and will be shut down for the next few days, per the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant. Oviedo will not do any throwing until he is re-evaluated later in the week. Oviedo has a 4.91 ERA in four spring appearances, and he battled illness last week that kept him out for a few days. This latest setback will make it difficult for him to earn a spot in the Rangers' bullpen.
The Rangers announced they signed pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo to a minor-league contract on Monday. The deal also includes an invite to major league camp. In 2014, Oviedo produced a 3.69 ERA in 32 games for the Rays.
The Rays have released pitchers Erik Bedard and Juan Carlos Oviedo. Bedard and Oviedo were designated for assignment in late July, and it's possible wanted to test free agency rather than pitch in the minors with the Rays. Bedard owns a 4.76 ERA and 64:29 K:BB ratio in 75 2/3 innings. Oviedo owns a 3.69 ERA and 26:16 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings.
The Rays have designated pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment Saturday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Oviedo has not pitched since July 19. He posted a 3.69 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 31 2/3 innings of relief this season.
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