There will be no more dark and Stolmy nights in Arlington.
The Texas Rangers have designated righthanded pitcher Stolmy Pimentel for assignment, and have purchased the contract of lefthanded pitcher Sam Freeman from AAA Round Rock.
Freeman was acquired during spring training from the St. Louis Cardinals, with the idea being that he would be the team's primary lefthanded reliever. He pitched poorly this spring, however, and ended up getting designated for assignment (since he was out of options) and clearly waivers. Freeman, who went to high school in Carrollton, had a 1.12 ERA in 8 IP over 8 outings in Round Rock, with 8 Ks and 6 walks. Lefties had a .071/.235/.143 line against him in 17 plate appearances.
Pimentel was claimed by the Rangers off of waivers from Pittsburgh, and had primarily been used in a long relief role. He is out of options, and the Rangers now have 10 days to waive, trade or release him. They will likely try to run him through waivers in an effort to outright him.