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Ross Detwiler rejects outright assignment, is being released

The Rangers have requested release waivers on Ross Detwiler after he rejected an outright assignment

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Ross Detwiler, who was designated for assignment by the Rangers over the weekend, has rejected an outright assignment and will be released, per the beat guys on Twitter.  Texas will be on the hook for the remainder of his $3.45M salary for this season.

Detwiler was acquired from the Nationals in the offseason to be part of the rotation, but struggled in that role before being put on the disabled list and then moved to the bullpen.  He did not have success in a relief role, either, and ends his time in Texas with a 7.12 ERA in 43 IP over 17 games.

The Rangers sent second baseman Chris Bostick and pitcher Abel de los Santos to the Nats for Detwiler.  Bostick has a .266/.328/.387 line this year while splitting the season between high-A and AA.  De los Santos has a 2.97 ERA in 33.1 IP over 24 games in AA.