Rua was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, John Blake of the Texas Rangers reports. After being recalled from Triple-A on Saturday, Rua appeared in one game, going 0-for-1. Through 35 games in the major leagues this season, he's slashing just .163/.207/.267.
Rua was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday. Rua opened the season on the major-league roster but has already been sent to the minors three times. He's hitting just .163/.207/.267 in his time with the Rangers this year. Catcher Carlos Perez was placed on the disabled list with a sprained ankle in a corresponding move.
Rua was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. Rua was sent back to Round Rock to open up a spot on the roster for the return of Adrian Beltre (hamstring), who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. The 28-year-old has hit just .163/.207/.267 across 34 games with the big club this season, so he'll head back to the minors to continue serving as organizational outfield depth.
Rua went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored Sunday in the loss to Boston. Rua went deep for the second time this season during the seventh inning off Chris Sale. He sits with a .203/.235/.344 batting line through 24 games this season for the Rangers. Rua will look to cut down on strikeouts (23 in 64 at-bats) moving forward as Texas begins a three-game showdown with Detroit on Monday.
Rua was called up from Triple-A Round Rock prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland. In a slew of moves, the Rangers placed Adrian Beltre on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, activated Doug Fister (hip) and optioned Matt Bush to Round Rock. Over 16 games with Texas this season, Rua is slashing .178/.208/.267 with one extra-base hit, three RBI and 14 strikeouts in 49 plate appearances. He will likely be utilized in a reserve role moving forward.