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Rangers tie a major league record, use their 59th player of the season

Aug 29, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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The Rangers called up 1B/OF Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock earlier today to take the spot of the injured Jim Adduci on the 25-man roster. In doing so, Rua became the 59th player to don a Rangers uniform this season, tying a major league record according to ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. The record has been attained three other times: by the Padres twice in 2002 and 2008, and the Indians in 2002.

The Rangers have been ravaged by injuries all season long to many key players including Prince Fielder, Matt Harrison, Shin-Soo Choo, Derek Holland, Mitch Moreland, Jurickson Profar, and Tanner Scheppers.

It’s likely the record will be broken by the Rangers as starter Derek Holland is close to returning after missing the first five months of the season due to a knee injury suffered in January.

  1. Ren - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    With all the players still gettin anti-venom from bein snakebitten, who can blame em?

    • Reflex - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      The Rangers are going to be a very interesting team next year. Just getting back the guys they lost should be a huge boost, even if they don’t sign anyone. And its unlikely that Choo does not perform significantly better than he did this season.

      May be a sleeper pick. Preseason they were considered to be in a race with the A’s for the division.

  2. clydeserra - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    well, certainly with september call ups they will.

    unless they don’t have anyone playing in the minors anymore

    • twinfan24 - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      I was wondering the same thing, as to how many guys they might have left on the 40 man roster in the minors.

      • clydeserra - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM

        what about after the season when they have to put everyone from the 60 day DL back on the roster?


  3. hushbrother - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    When it comes to churning through players, more ≠ better.

    Teams that engage in this nonsense tend to be really, really crummy.

    • clydeserra - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM


      Have you not heard about the rangers’ season?

  4. scatterbrian - Aug 29, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    OK now they’re just showing off.

  5. mungman69 - Aug 30, 2014 at 5:11 AM

    At least the Rangers have direction compared to the Phillies. Of corse that direction is straight down.
    Weren’t they fighting for a playoff spot last year.

  6. mungman69 - Aug 30, 2014 at 5:12 AM

    Don’t be surprised is they end up 62 or 63.
    I wonder if some fan has every shirt.

  7. mungman69 - Aug 30, 2014 at 5:13 AM

    They are worse than Houston. Not much pro baseball in Texas. No pro football either.

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