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Reports: Rangers Planning on Purchasing the Contract of Neal Cotts

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Per reports from the beat writers on Twitter, the Rangers are planning on purchasing the contract of Neal Cotts this evening, should tonight's game be played

Neal Cotts
Neal Cotts

Various Rangers beat reporters on Twitter are reporting that, as expected, if the Rangers play tonight's game (and there is some concern about rain at this time), the team will purchase the contract of 33 year old lefthanded reliever Neal Cotts from AAA Round Rock to fill out their 25 man roster.

Cotts has not pitched in the majors since 2009, and missed all of the 2010 and 2011 seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2009. Cotts pitched for AAA Round Rock in the Rangers' system last year, putting up a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings in the 2012 season.

Cotts has been outstanding in the 2013 season, with a 0.78 ERA in 23 innings, including 42 strikeouts against just 5 walks and 13 hits allowed. Cotts has yet to allow a hit to a lefthanded batter this season -- lefties are 0 for 28 with 3 walks and 22 Ks against Cotts so far this season.