Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has received left-handed pitcher Chris Rearick from the San Diego Padres on a waiver claim. Rearick has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
Rearick, 27, made his major league debut with San Diego this season, allowing 4 runs in 3.0 innings over 5 appearances during his lone stint with the Padres from April 10-25. He has spent the bulk of the season with Triple-A El Paso, going 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA (25 ER/43.0 IP) in 37 appearances. He also had one outing with Double-A San Antonio in his most recent action on August 19 vs. Northwest Arkansas. Rearick was designated for assignment on August 21.
Rearick was the Tampa Bay Rays 2011 Minor League Reliever of the Year and had a pair of 20-save seasons in the Rays system after being selected by the club in the 41st round of the 2010 June draft. The Houston resident was traded to the Padres before the 2013 campaign, and last year held left-handed batters to a .164 average with a .392 OPS over 40 appearances with El Paso and San Antonio.
With the addition of Rearick, the Rangers now have a full 40-man roster.
CORPORAN TO FRISCO: Catcher Carlos Corporan has been assigned to Double-A Frisco on an injury rehabilitation assignment beginning with tonight's game against San Antonio at 7:05 p.m. CDT. Corporan was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 17, retroactive to July 13, with a left thumb sprain. His previous rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock from July 30-August 3 was cut short after 4 games due to additional discomfort with the thumb injury.