Colorado Rockies left-hander Edwar Cabrera has been claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers.
Cabrera, 25, a Dominican Republic native, last appeared in the big leagues in 2012 with Colorado. He made just two appearances, both starts, going 0-2 with an 11.12 earned run average. He allowed seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. The long ball was particularly troublesome for the southpaw, as he allowed three in that short time frame. He also averaged 11.1 BB/9 and posted a 2.824 WHIP. He spent the rest of the 2012 campaign splitting time between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he posted an 11-5 record and 3.05 ERA in 21 starts.
According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, there is a lot of potential with Cabrera.
Cabrera is known for his excellent changeup and low-90s fastball, so the Rangers hope that he will be healthy enough to compete for a major league spot at the beginning of 2014.
He missed the entire 2013 season due to a shoulder injury, and should be ready to make a run at a spot on the Rangers’ big league roster next spring.