Jurado, 24, was designated for assignment over the weekend to make room on the 40 man roster for Greg Bird. Bird has since been placed on the injured list.
Jurado has a career 5.85 ERA in 177 IP from 2018-19. He is a sinkerballer who has been viewed as having a swingman upside due to his lack of an out pitch, although he had some success in a bullpen role early in 2019.
Jurado never really got on the map this year as a potential roster candidate, either this spring or in summer camp, and the Rangers have a number of internal righty relief options, as well as starting pitching depth, that were ahead of him on the depth chart. I had assumed that Jurado would end up in Miami, since they have been grabbing all sorts of players due to their COVID-19 outbreak putting half the active roster on the shelf, but he goes to the Mets instead.