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07/14/2011 5:24 PM ET
Rangers reinstate Feldman; Option O'Day
LHP Zach Phillips designated for assignment
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Seattle, Wash. - The Texas Rangers announced this afternoon that the club has reinstated right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman (#39) from the 60-day disabled list. Feldman will be available for tonight's series opener in Seattle. To make room on the 25-man roster for Feldman, the club has optioned right-handed pitcher Darren O'Day to Triple-A Round Rock. To make room on the 40-man roster for Feldman, the Rangers have designated left-handed pitcher Zach Phillips for assignment.

Feldman, 28, opened the season on the disabled list as he continued to rehabilitate from microfracture surgery on his right knee on November 3, 2010. He was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Friday. Feldman is seeking his first major league action in 2011. He combined to go 3-1 with a 4.17 ERA (23 ER/49.2 IP) in 10 games/starts with Frisco (AA) and Round Rock (AAA). Minor league opponents batted .275 (53-193) with 11 walks, 32 strikeouts, and 5 home runs. His rehab was briefly interrupted in late May and early June due to soreness in the knee. His last outing came in a start with Round Rock on Sunday vs. Memphis, taking a no decision (5.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R-3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR, 85 pitches/60 strikes).

The Rangers' 2009 Pitcher of the Year and 2010 Opening Day starter, Feldman has gone 31-32 with a 4.80 ERA (305 ER/572.0 IP) in 164 games/78 starts in his big league career, all with Texas. He was 7-11 with a 5.48 ERA in 29 games/22 starts in 2010.

O'Day has gone 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA (5 ER/10.2 IP) in 11 relief appearances for Texas this season. He was on the 60-day disabled list April 27-July 1 for surgery to repair a partial tear of the labrum in his left hip. Since his return from the disabled list, O'Day has allowed 3 runs in 3 games and 3.1 innings, all on solo home runs.

The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release, or outright Phillips to the minor leagues. The 24-year-old has spent the entire season at Round Rock, going 1-3 with 3 saves and a 4.43 ERA (22 ER/44.2 IP) in 33 relief appearances. He has never appeared in the majors and is in his seventh professional season.

With these moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster.

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