Kansas City, Mo. - The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that the club has recalled catcher Taylor Teagarden from Round Rock (AAA) and optioned right-handed pitcher Ryan Tucker to Round Rock. Teagarden (#2) will be in uniform and available for tonight's series opener in Kansas City.
Teagarden will be in his second stint with Texas, as he was also with the club from April 20-May 5. He has gone 0-for-4 in 2 games with the Rangers this season, making one start behind the plate. He has spent the rest of the year with Triple-A Round Rock, batting .341 (15-44) with 7 home runs and 14 RBI in 13 games. Teagarden had 3 home runs and 7 RBI in a game on May 8 vs. Nashville, his first contest back with Round Rock after being optioned by Texas. He went 0-for-3 with a walk in his last game with the Express last night at Las Vegas.
Tucker allowed 5 runs (4 earned) over 5 games and 5.0 innings with Texas after having his contract purchased on April 27. He had not pitched since May 9. Tucker has spent the rest of the season at Round Rock, going 1-1 with a save and 4.09 ERA (5 ER/11.0 IP) in 6 relief outings with the Express.
With these moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster.