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Doug Mathis called up

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DFA'ing Ben Broussard meant that the Rangers had an open spot on their 40 man roster.

It is apparently being filled by Doug Mathis, who is being called up to give the Rangers a long man in the bullpen, after Josh Rupe and Frankie Francisco each threw a lot yesterday.

Mathis is a guy who showed up on the radar last season because he's a strike-throwing sinkerballer, and has been pretty solid in AAA so far this year.

He's a guy like Luis Mendoza...profiles as a back of the rotation guy or middle reliever as best, but is probably pretty close to being ready.

Evan Grant says either Travis Metcalf will be optioned, or Kevin Millwood will be d.l.'d.