Michael Kickham, a lefthanded pitcher who was claimed on waivers by the Rangers from the Mariners four days ago, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to AAA Round Rock, according to the beat guys on Twitter.
Kickham, 26, went from the Giants to the Cubs this offseason, then from the Cubs to the Giants. Kickham has a 7.29 ERA in five starts in AAA this season. It remains to be seen whether he will be used as a starter or a reliever in Round Rock.
With this move, the Rangers' 40 man roster now stands at 39. This could be paving the way for the Rangers to add someone like Ed Lucas or Tommy Field to the 40 man roster, in order to bring them up in place of Rougned Odor, or could simply be a matter of the Rangers thinking Kickham would clear now, and wanting to get him outrighted so that they've got an open 40 man roster spot available later on.