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Taylor Hearn up, Adolis Garcia down

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The Rangers have activated relief pitcher Taylor Hearn, and sent down outfielder Adolis Garcia

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The Texas Rangers have activated left handed pitcher Taylor Hearn. To make room for Hearn on the active roster, the Rangers have sent down outfielder Adolis Garcia.

Hearn spent most of the 2019 season on the injured list after straining his shoulder in a disastrous major league debut against the Seattle Mariners. The 25 year had a strong spring training, though, and was considered to be likely to break camp with the team out of the bullpen. Hearn ended up not making the Opening Day roster, however, and there has been little talk of him before today, which had me wondering if there was a physical issue or something similar sidelining him.

Hearn joins Brett Martin and Joely Rodriguez as left handed bullpen options. He throws hard and is seen as having the potential to be a late inning reliever. He came over from Pittsburgh, along with Sherten Apostel, in the Keone Kela trade.

Outfielder Adolis Garcia was sent down, and really, I thought he had been sent down already. Called up to replace Leody Taveras as the Rangers were casting about for some help against lefties, Garcia only got into three games, the last of which was on August 4.