2B Nick Solak optioned to Round Rock and C John Hicks designated for assignment
Houston, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced the following roster moves prior to Friday night’s series opener in Houston:
- Catcher Jose Trevino activated from 10-day Injured List.
- First baseman Curtis Terry (#83) contract selected from Triple-A Round Rock.
- Second baseman Nick Solak optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
- Catcher John Hicks designated for assignment.
Trevino was on the 10-day Injured List from June 29-July 22 with a bruised right forearm. He played 6 games on injury rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Frisco from July 16-22, batting .286 (6-21) with a home run, 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and 2 walks while reaching safely in 5 of the 6 contests. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI as the RoughRiders starting catcher in his final rehab game last night at Amarillo. The Rangers’ Opening Day catcher, Trevino still leads the club with 47 starts behind the plate this season. Trevino is batting .230 with 3 home runs and 17 RBI in 54 games for Texas this season, and he will be seeking his first Major League action since June 26 vs. Kansas City.
Terry, 24, will be seeking his Major League debut. He has spent this season at Triple-A Round Rock, batting .294/.375/.583/.958 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI across 65 games in his first career action above the High-A level. Terry has seen action at first base (48 starts) and designated hitter (14 starts) for the Express. He was in Major League camp for the first time as a non-roster invitee this spring and worked with the club’s Alternate Training Site group before the minor league season began in May. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Georgia native currently ranks among Triple-A West league leaders in RBI (2nd, 53), home runs (T4th, 17), total bases (4th, 137), extra-base hits (T4th, 33), hits (T6th, 69), and OPS (10th, .958). His 17 long balls are tied with High-A Hickory’s Blaine Crim for the organization lead.
Terry was selected by the Rangers in the 13th round of the 2015 June draft out of Archer (Ga.) High School. He has spent his entire professional career in the Texas farm system, batting .291/.361/.527/.888 with 75 home runs and 273 RBI in 406 games over six minor league campaigns. Terry was named the organization’s Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year in 2019 after batting .293 with a career-high 25 home runs and 80 RBI in a season split between High-A Down East and Low-A Hickory.
Solak has batted .225 with 9 home runs and 34 RBI over 92 games for Texas this season, making a team-high 88 starts at second base. He produced a 71-game errorless streak from April 14-July 9, the longest single-season streak ever by a Texas second baseman. Solak has been on the Major League roster since his initial promotion on August 20, 2019.
Hicks batted .258 with 4 home runs and 7 RBI over 10 games for Texas after he was selected from Round Rock on June 29. He set a Washington/Texas franchise record by becoming the first player to hit at least 4 home runs over his first 4 games with the club. The Rangers have seven days to trade, release, or outright Hicks to the minor leagues.
Following today’s transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the Major League roster, along with seven players on the 60-day Injured List.