Texas Rangers place RHP Jeremy Jeffress on MLB restricted list
The Texas Rangers today announced that right-handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress has been placed on the Major League Baseball restricted list, effective for Friday's game with the Cleveland Indians.
The move was made following Jeffress' arrest on a charge of DWI early this morning in Dallas. Due to that incident, Jeffress is not able to report and perform services under his Uniform Player's Contract ("UPC") for tonight's game.
"The Rangers are certainly disappointed in Jeremy's actions of early this morning," said President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels. "We have been in touch with Jeremy's representatives and Major League Baseball, and are continuing to work through this situation and gather more information."
The Rangers have recalled left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez (#39) from Triple-A Round Rock. Alvarez will be in his second stint with Texas, as he allowed 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 1.2 innings spanning 2 appearances during his first stint for the Rangers from July 28-August 3. The left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Braves on July 27. Alvarez has compiled a 3-1 record with a 3.78 ERA (7 ER/16.2 IP) over 18 total relief appearances with Atlanta and Texas this season.
Since being optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on August 4, he has gone 2-0 with one save and a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) with 3 walks against 10 strikeouts. He earned a win in his last outing was on Tuesday vs. Colorado Springs (1.0 IP, 1 H, 21 pitches).