Texas Rangers recall pitchers Anthony Bass and Luke Jackson from Round Rock

Pitchers Alex Claudio and Phil Klein optioned to Round Rock

Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has recalled right-handed pitchers Anthony Bass and Luke Jackson from Triple-A Round Rock. Bass and Jackson will be in uniform for Friday's game in Seattle.

To make room on the active roster, left-handed pitcher Alex Claudio and right-handed pitcher Phil Klein have been optioned to Round Rock.

Bass (#63) has allowed 5 runs in 4.1 innings in 2 appearances for Round Rock since being optioned by Texas on July 27. He has spent the remainder of the year with the Rangers with no record and a 4.35 ERA (25 ER/51.2 IP) in 26 relief appearances. Bass is third overall in the American League in relief innings and has worked 3.0 or more innings on six occasions.

Jackson (#53), who is looking to make his major league debut, has spent the entire season at Round Rock, going 2-2, 4.05 in 33 games/5 starts (60.0 IP, 53 H, 31 R, 27 ER, 30 BB, 71 SO). He opened the year in the Express rotation before moving to the bullpen. Jackson leads the club in appearances, is second in strikeouts, and has held left-handed hitters to a .185 batting average.

Jackson is in his fifth pro season after being the 45th overall selection (supplemental round) by Texas in the 2010 First Year Player Draft. He had been used almost exclusively as a starter prior to this season.

Claudio had not seen action since his recall from Round Rock on July 29. He is 1-1, 2.87 in 18 appearances over his three stints with Texas this season, Klein allowed 2 runs in 0.1 innings on Wednesday versus Houston in his only outing since his August 2 recall from Round Rock. He is 1-0, 6.75 in 11 games/2 starts over 4 stints with the Rangers in 2015. 

In addition, left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez has cleared release waivers and is now a free agent. Rodriguez was designated for assignment on July 29 and was placed on release waivers on August 4.

The Rangers major league roster remains at 40 players.