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Jeffrey Springs has started a rehab assignment

Texas Rangers lefthanded relief pitcher Jeffrey Springs pitched an inning last night while rehabbing for the AZL Rangers

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Texas Rangers lefthanded pitcher Jeffrey Springs is out on a rehab assignment for the AZL Rangers. Springs, who has been on the injured list since mid-June with biceps tendinitis, pitched his second game for the AZL Rangers last night, striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faced.

Springs will likely move up to a full season league season, and my expectation is that he will be added to the active roster when rosters expand in September. He and Edinson Volquez will both need to be added to the 40 man roster when they are activated, which means that they Rangers will have to clear a couple of spots early in September, though that shouldn’t be a major issue at this point.

Springs was called up in 2018 and performed well, though he struggled with his control in 2019. He has two options remaining after this season and is, from what I understand, well regarded by the organization, so his roster spot should likely be safe this offseason, despite some potentially difficult decisions that will have to be made regarding who to give 40 man roster spots to.