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MLB: Texas Rangers at San Francisco Giants Kiel Maddox-USA TODAY Sports

With the time for September callups is nigh we may be in store for a month full of “openers” and “piggybacking” pitchers as the team experiments to close out a lost season.

Jon Daniels has told Martin Perez that he is being removed from the rotation for the rest of today and that as of right now he’s 2019 option is going to be picked up.

Alex Claudio was able to thwart Yasiel Puig’s attempted steal of home last night in the 7th.

As of right now, Mike Minor is the only starting pitcher under contact for 2018 and there doesn’t appear to be any cavalry coming.

With September callups coming we can expect to see some new faces, but there aren’t that many players auditioning for roles in 2019.

Jamey Newberg has a mailbag type column over at The Athletic.