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The Texas Rangers are adding five players to their active roster with September promotions

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Per John Blake on Twitter, the Rangers are recalling infielder Luis Sardinas, pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla, and pitcher Nick Tepesch from AAA Round Rock today.

The Rangers will also purchase the contract of pitcher Michael Kirkman today, and will purchase the contract of pitcher Spencer Patton on Thursday.  I haven't seen an explanation yet as to why Patton's contract isn't being purchased on Thursday.  (UPDATE -- Evan Grant writes that it is because of a family matter that Patton is tending to)

Once Bonilla, Patton and Kirkman appear in games, the Rangers will be at 63 players having appeared in a game for them this season.

Kirkman is a free agent after the season if he's not on the 40 man roster.  Since a 10 day break in mid-May, he's pitched extremely well in relief, putting up a 1.52 ERA in 41.1 IP while striking out 46, walking 10, and allowing opponents a 486 OPS.  The Rangers have always liked his arm, so this is one last chance for them to get a look at him and decide if he's a potential lefthanded relief option for 2015.

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