The Texas Rangers have activated catcher Sam Huff from the 60 day injured list and have optioned him to AA Frisco. To make room for Huff on the 40 man roster, the Rangers have designated pitcher Tyler Phillips for assignment.
Huff underwent knee surgery in April, and has been on a rehab assignment the past couple of weeks, first with the Rangers’ complex league team, then with Frisco. He reportedly will be limited to first base and DH duties for the rest of the season.
The situation in Frisco is getting a little crowded, as Davis Wendzel, it was also announced today, has also returned to Frisco after rehabbing with the ACL Rangers. Wendzel, Josh Jung and Anderson Tejeda will be starting in the infield, while Steele Walker, Bubba Thompson, Josh Stowers and J.P. Martinez will be rotating among the outfield spots and DH. Sherten Apostel should be back soon, and Justin Foscue is hammering high-A pitching and playing like he wants a promotion to AA.
Meanwhile, righthanded starter Tyler Phillips now has seven days to be traded, waived or released. The 23 year missed some time with an elbow issue this year, was just okay while with Frisco, and has allowed 12 runs in 10 innings over four games with more walks than Ks since being promoted to AAA Round Rock.