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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Questions linger after Rangers ship out DeShields

The Rangers have sent regular center-fielder Delino DeShields, who has been stellar in the field and lousy at the plate, to AAA Round Rock – and brought up, you guessed it, another relief pitcher.

The main question is not so much “Why did you demote the guy batting .204?” as “Why are you keeping the guys batting .195 (Ryan Rua) and .143 (Carlos Tocci)?”

Manager Jeff Banister, who wasn’t the only voice in the decision-making process, was the messenger of the news. The message opened him up to a bevy of questions.

“We’re taking a guy that we want to be able to give an opportunity to work in an environment that isn’t a major-league environment,” Banister said. “We treat every situation not necessarily on a comparable basis. There are different circumstances when guys get sent down. Was the optimum? No, but it’s part of the process that we feel is best for us at this point.”

BDC Posted: July 26, 2018 at 03:22 PM | 0 comment(s)
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