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08/22/09 5:27 PM ET

Rangers activate Grilli, option Eyre

Righty had been on DL since Aug. 2 with elbow inflammation

The Texas Rangers activated right-hander Jason Grilli from the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay and optioned right-hander Willie Eyre to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Grilli on the roster.

Grilli had been on the DL since Aug. 2 with right elbow inflammation. He pitched one hitless inning in rehab with Double-A Frisco on Thursday before rejoining the club.

Since coming over via trade from the Colorado Rockies on June 9 in exchange for cash considerations, Grilli has posted a 1.53 ERA in 17 2/3 innings.

Eyre had a 3.48 ERA in eight relief outings over four different stints with the Rangers this season.

Lisa Winston is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.