King would be eligible to return to active roster on July 17
Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has placed left-handed pitcher John King on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to July 7, with left shoulder inflammation. To take his place on the active roster, the team has recalled outfielder Jason Martin (#50) from Round Rock.
King has gone 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA (18 ER/46.0 IP) over 27 relief appearances with the Rangers this season, spending the entire campaign on the active roster. He earned his team-high 7th win in his last outing on Tuesday vs. Detroit, and the first date he would be eligible to return to the active roster is July 17.
Martin has batted .162 (6-37) with one home run and 4 RBI over 21 games spanning two stints with the Rangers this season (May 26-June 21 and June 27-29). His last game with Texas was on June 27 vs. Kansas City. He has spent the balance of the season with Triple-A Round Rock, batting .286 with 9 home runs and 24 RBI in 25 games.
Following today’s transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the Major League roster, along with eight players on the 60-day Injured List.