Texas Rangers transactions: Derek Dietrch and Wes Benjamin have been added to the 28 man and 40 man rosters today, the Rangers announced. To make room on the active roster the Rangers have optioned Jimmy Herget and Anderson Tejeda to the Alternate Training Site. To make room on the 40 man roster, the Rangers have placed Luke Farrell on the COVID list and have activated Greg Bird from the injured list and designated him for assignment.
In terms of the active roster, this is essentially swapping out Wes Benjamin, a lefthander who impressed in spring training and summer camp out of the bullpen, for Jimmy Herget. Herget walked 2 and allowed 3 hits, including a home run, in 0.2 IP while allowing 3 runs last night, and given he has pitched on back to back nights, he was likely to be unavailable. Benjamin gives them an additional arm behind Mike Minor, who is starting tonight, and who is not expected to go more than 75-80 pitches.