The Texas Rangers made a couple roster moves today before taking the field against the defending champion Boston Red Sox.
According to Jeff Wilson on Twitter, the Rangers sent both right-handed starting pitcher Scott Baker and infielder Josh Wilson to Triple-A Round Rock.
Scott Baker clears waivers and accepts assignment to Round Rock. Josh Wilson also clears. #Rangers awaiting his decision.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) May 11, 2014
Baker was designated for assignment last week after he allowed two runs over five and one-third innings of relief work with the Rangers. Wilson (no relation to Josh) notes that he has accepted his assignment and will provide the club with some depth on the farm. Josh Wilson on the other hand has the option to refuse his assignment and become a free agent.
He was also designated for assignment by the Rangers last season as he’s hitting only .224/.257/.269 with eight RBI’s and 14 strikeouts under his belt. There’s a very good chance that he does decide to opt out and see if someone else picks him up.