The Texas Rangers have activated outfielder Ryan Rua from the 10 day disabled list, the team announced today. Rua, who has been on the disabled list since July 27 with a back strain, was expected to be activated when rosters expanded on September 1, but a flare-up kept him on the shelf until today. He was already on the 40 man roster, so this doesn’t impact the 40 man situation.
The 28 year old Rua started the season as the regular left fielder, but early struggles resulted in him being sent down, and he ended up shuttling multiple times between the majors and minors. Rua may get a start or two against a lefthanded starter the rest of the way, but is likely going to primarily be bench depth.
Rua is out of options after this season and is arbitration-eligible this offseason, so he could be a roster casualty this winter.