Texas Rangers acquire Tyson Miller from Chicago Cubs – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The Texas Rangers have announced several trades ahead of Friday’s opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Right-handed pitcher Tyson Miller was acquired by request for exemption from Chicago-NL and optioned at Round Rock.
Right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson activated from the 10-day injured list, right-handed pitcher Hunter Wood has been moved from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
Left-handed pitcher Wes Benjamin opted for Round Rock (AAA), effective after Thursday’s game.
Miller, 25, has no records and a 5.06 ERA over three games and a start with AAA Iowa this season with two walks and six strikeouts. He’s averaged 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings during his brief stint at Triple-A after spending time at the club complex in Arizona to start the season.
Miller didn’t make his season debut until May 22, and his only start this year came in his last outing on May 29 against St. Paul.
Gibson is the Rangers’ scheduled starting pitcher for the opener against the Rays. He was on the 10-day injured list from May 22 to June 3 for a right groin injury, and last pitched on May 21 against Houston.
He is 3-0 with a 2.24 ERA in 10 games and starts for the Rangers this season.
Wood, who has a slight UCL sprain to his right elbow, was put on the 10-day injured list on May 25, retroactive to May 23. The first date he would be eligible to return is July 22.
Wood produced a 3.60 ERA in five relief appearances for Texas in his only stint on the active roster this season from May 15-22.
Benjamin pitched 2.0 innings in Thursday’s loss to Colorado and he was selected for Round Rock after the game. He’s 0-2 with an 8.76 ERA in six games and a start covering three stints with the Rangers this season, from opening day to April 16, May 14 and May 25 to June 3.
As a result of today’s trades, the Rangers remain at the 40-player limit on the Major League roster, with seven players on the 60-day injured roster.