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Texas Rangers rumors: Jim Adduci activated, Matt West optioned

The Rangers have activated Jim Adduci from the 15 day disabled list, and have optioned pitcher Matt West to AAA Round Rock

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Texas Rangers rumors:  Jim Adduci has been activated from the 15 day disabled list and is starting in left field for tonight's game, per John Blake on Twitter.

To make room for Adduci on the 25 man roster, the Rangers have optioned Matt West to AAA Round Rock.

Adduci has been on the d.l. since April with a broken left pinky finger.  He was expected to return about a month ago, but re-injured the finger while on a rehab assignment.  Adduci is expected to get semi-regular playing time in the outfield corners, at first base, and at DH.

Alex Rios is expected to be unavailable for tonight's game because of his sprained ankle, and West threw a bunch of pitches yesterday, so it makes sense to send him down and have an extra position player in place for today's game.  When Nick Martinez is activated from the disabled list to start tomorrow's game, I expect that a position player -- likely Dan Robertson -- will be optioned to open up a spot on the 25 man roster for Martinez.

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