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Hanser Alberto optioned, Yohander Mendez coming up

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers transactions: Hanser Alberto has been optioned today, the Rangers announced today, clearing a spot on the 25 man roster for Yohander Mendez. Mendez is being recalled tomorrow from AAA Round Rock to start at home against the Colorado Rockies.

Alberto was recalled five days ago when Doug Fister was placed on the disabled list. Alberto’s promotion appeared to be just a temporary move to give the Rangers an extra bench player until they made a move to add a starter to replace Fister. However, with Matt Moore being demoted in the meantime, the Rangers need to fill two spots in the rotation, meaning that another pitcher will likely need to be added in the next few days, depending on how the Rangers choose to shuffle the rotation.