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Evan Grant on the catching situation

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For those of you who don't get what the Rangers are doing with the catching situation...Evan Grant agrees...

He suggests Adam Melhuse should have gone on the 60 day d.l., because it sends the wrong message to potential 6 year free agents to flat release an injured player, and called up Max Ramirez to back up Gerald Laird, rather than bringing Salty up to split time with him and have a struggling Taylor Teagarden go to AAA.

I think this is another time when the Rangers were backed into a corner because of the 40 man roster situation.  They needed a backup catcher, since Adam Melhuse was going to be out 6-8 weeks anyway.  A generic backup could be picked up off the street...but to add a generic backup, you'd have to clear a 40 man roster spot, which they'd be hard pressed to do right now.