Austin Bibens-Dirkx

SP / Texas Rangers / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Back with Rangers

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx has signed a contract to return to the Texas Rangers, and he will start for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday night, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.Bibens-Dirkx signed a contract with the Uni-President Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League during the offseason, but he has decided to return stateside and rejoin his former club. Bibens-Dirkx started six games for the Rangers in both of the last two seasons, so he should garner consideration if the club decides to add a starter from the minor-league ranks.

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      Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Heading overseas

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx (knee) has signed a contract with the Uni-President Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan, Joey Hayden of the Dallas Morning Star reports.Bibens-Dirkx confirmed the signing on his Instagram account, along with the news that he and his wife are expecting a child. He underwent offseason knee surgery, but that has not impacted his offseason throwing program -- he's posted a few videos of him throwing to his Instagram page. The 33-year-old right-hander spent more than a decade in the minor leagues before making his MLB debut for the Rangers in 2017. In 52 appearances (12 starts) with Texas, Bibens-Dirkx went 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA over 114.1 innings.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Outrighted from 40-man roster

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx was outrighted from the Texas Rangers' 40-man roster Friday and is expected to elect free agency.The club also removed Clayton Blackburn, Brandon Mann, Carlos Perez and Ryan Rua from the 40-man roster, clearing up a few spots for younger prospects to be protected from the Rule 5 draft. Bibens-Dirkx underwent left knee surgery to repair partially torn cartilage in mid-September, though he's expected to be ready for spring training.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Undergoes season-ending knee surgery

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx underwent season-ending surgery to repair partially torn cartilage in his left knee Wednesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.The 33-year-old will finish the season with a 6.20 ERA in 45 innings. He's expected to be ready to go by the start of spring training.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Rejoining Rangers

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx will be recalled by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.The 33-year-old has thrown 41 innings for the Rangers this season, making six starts and four relief appearances. He hasn't had much success, posting a 6.59 ERA. While he doesn't walk many batters (5.9 percent), he also doesn't strike out enough (16.1 percent) or keep the ball on the ground (64.1 percent groundball rate). He'll likely be a low-leverage reliever for the Rangers down the stretch.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Sent to Triple-A

      The Texas Rangers optioned Austin Bibens-Dirkx to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.His demotion opens a spot on the active roster for Drew Hutchison, who was signed by the Rangers ahead of a scheduled start Sunday against the Orioles. Bibens-Dirkx made four appearances out of the bullpen during his latest stint with the Rangers, surrendering 16 earned runs and 17 hits and two walks over seven frames.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Rejoins Rangers

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.Bibens-Dirkx served as a starter prior to the All-Star break but was sent down following his last start with the Texas Rangers on July 8. The 33-year-old will take a bullpen role this time around, but may be used as a spot starter if necessary.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Optioned to Triple-A

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.Newly acquired Cory Gearrin was added to the active roster as a corresponding move, as the Texas Rangers wanted to add a fresh reliever with Bibens-Drikx not expected to make another start before the All-Star break. Martin Perez (elbow) is expected to return and take that spot this weekend, but Bibens-Drikx will be on the short list of options to plug any rotation holes in the second half.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Goes 5.1 scoreless

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx (2-2) picked up the win against the Tigers on Sunday, striking out five and walking one while allowing just three hits over 5.1 shutout innings in the Texas Rangers' 3-0 victory.Filling in as the Rangers wait for Martin Perez (elbow) to return from the disabled list, Bibens-Dirkx was impressive in this contest, blanking the Tigers (albeit in a short outing) and nabbing his second victory of the season. His 3.71 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over his 34 innings this season are serviceable, but with Perez set to return soon, the 33-year-old figures to be the one to vacate his rotation spot.

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      Rangers' Austin Bibens-Dirkx: Grinds in Tuesday's loss

      Austin Bibens-Dirkx (1-2) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Astros.The Astros touched Bibens-Dirkx for a pair of home runs and five early runs, running his pitch count to 81 after just three innings. It didn't look like he was going to give Texas much length, but the 33-year-old right-hander was better after the third inning and lasted three more innings and 114 pitches. The journeyman starter will get at least one more start in the majors, Sunday on the road against Detroit. After that, Martin Perez (elbow) should be ready to return, and the Texas Rangers will need to clear out a spot in the rotation.