Mar 7, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Andy Parrino (71) turns the double play in the second inning while avoiding Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz (26) at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers designate Andy Parrino for assignment

The second place (9-7) Texas Rangers made a couple roster moves today that features former first round draft pick Aaron Poreda.

The Rangers purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Aaron Poreda from Triple-A Round Rock.

Poreda hasn’t made a Major League appearance since the 2009 season and has missed a bunch of playing time due to Tommy John surgery. There are some pitchers who are able to bounce back quick, while a couple will struggle to get the ball rolling again. Or at least, across the plate without any issues.

With Poreda returning to the Majors, the club has designated infielder Andy Parrino for assignment in order to make room for the lefty on the 40-man roster. If Parrino goes unclaimed, he has the option to become a free agent and sign with any club he chooses.

Texas has also placed right-hander Tanner Scheppers to the 15-day disabled list with muscle inflammation in his right elbow. There’s no clear time-table on how long he’ll be shelved, but I’m guessing it’ll be a month or two before he returns.

According to Jeff Wilson on Twitter, Nick Martinez will more than likely be recalled to pick up a start on Tuesday.

Martinez made a brief stint with the big league club earlier in the year as he picked up a start against the Tampa Bay Rays. There’s a good chance that he’ll be sticking with the rotation for at least two-three starts.

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