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Texas Rangers assign Travis Demeritte to Spokane

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Minor league infielder Travis Demeritte has served his 80 game PED suspension, and has been assigned to Spokane

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Travis Demeritte, the Texas Rangers' minor league infielder who has been serving an 80 game suspension for performance enhancing drugs, has been activated and assigned to the short-season A Spokane Indians of the Northwest League.

Demeritte, the 30th overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Winder, Georgia, had a .211/.310/.450 line while playing for Hickory in 2014, with 25 home runs.  He had a .241/.343/.412 line this season for Hickory in 48 games before being hit with the suspension.

Spokane only has a handful of games remaining, but this allows Demeritte to get back on the field and into game action prior to the Instructional League starting up.  I suspect that the Rangers will be wanting Demeritte to play winter ball, as well, in order for him to make up for some of the time he has missed.

Demeritte has primarily played second base for the Rangers the past two seasons, and likely will return to Hickory to start 2016.