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Rangers add RHP Mike Adams to 25-man roster; Designate LHP Arthur Rhodes for assignment08/02/2011 2:16 PM ET
The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that the club has added right-handed pitcher Mike Adams (#37) to the active roster. Adams, acquired in a trade with San Diego on Sunday, will be in uniform and available for tonight's series opener in Detroit. To make room on the 25-man roster for Adams, the club has designated left-handed pitcher Arthur Rhodes for assignment. Adams, 33, is seeking to make his American League debut with Texas. He has gone 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA (6 ER/48.0 IP) over 48 relief appearances with the Padres this season, recording 49 strikeouts against 9 walks. He has recorded one save with 23 holds and finished 5 games. Opponents have batted just .155 with a .197 on-base percentage and a .256 slugging mark against Adams this season. He recorded a hold in his last outing with a scoreless 8th inning on Thursday vs. Arizona (13 pitches/11 strikes). Over the last three seasons beginning in 2009, the Texas native has gone 7-2 with 76 holds and a 1.31 ERA (22 ER/151.2 IP) in 155 relief appearances with San Diego, holding opponents to a .163 average with a .221 on-base percentage. The ERA, holds, opponents average, and opponents on-base figures are all the lowest in the majors in that span (minimum 120.0 IP). Rhodes has gone 3-3 with a 4.81 ERA (13 ER/24.1 IP) in 32 relief appearances for Texas this season. He was on the club's Opening Day roster and has spent the entire year with the Rangers. The club has 10 days to trade, release, or outright Rhodes to the minor leagues. With these moves, the Rangers now have 39 players on the club's 40-man roster.
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