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Joey Gallo, Jared Hoying and Tanner Scheppers on the active roster

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The Texas Rangers have promoted Joey Gallo and Jared Hoying to the majors, and have activated Tanner Scheppers from the 60 day disabled list

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The Texas Rangers have made another round of additions to the active roster, with Joey Gallo and Jared Hoying being promoted from AAA Round Rock to the major leagues, and Tanner Scheppers being activated from the 60 day disabled list.

Gallo and Hoying appear likely to be in bench roles, with Gallo giving the Rangers a lefthanded bench bat for the final month, and Hoying a pinch runner/outfield defensive replacement option.  I would think neither is likely to get regular playing time unless and until the Rangers rest regulars once the division is clinched.

Scheppers, on the other hand, could end up earning innings out of the bullpen.  He has yet to make his major league debut this season until now due to knee surgery this spring, and has struggled with injuries and consistency since a solid 2013 campaign, but with Jeremy Jeffress likely done for the year after going into rehab, Scheppers could help lengthen the bullpen and give the Rangers another viable righthanded power arm behind Sam Dyson, Matt Bush, Keone Kela and Tony Barnette.

The Rangers will need to make a move to open up a 40 man roster spot for Scheppers.  No indication yet what that may be, though Lucas Harrell to the 60 day disabled list, or Michael Roth designated for assignment (or recalled and put on the 60 day d.l.) would seem to be likely options.

UPDATE -- Jeremy Jeffress apparently does not occupy a 40 man roster spot while on the restricted list, so the Rangers don't have to make a move to activate Scheppers.  The Rangers will need to make a move when they activate Colby Lewis later this week, though.