Rangers claim lefty Rollins off waivers

Rangers claim lefty Rollins off waivers

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have claimed left-handed pitcher David Rollins off waivers from the Phillies, the club announced on Wednesday.

This is the fourth time Rollins has been claimed off waivers this offseason and the second time by the Rangers.

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Rollins was with the Mariners this past season, pitching in 11 games with a 7.71 ERA. He appeared in 37 games at Triple-A Tacoma with a 3.77 ERA, two saves and a 0.99 WHIP.

Rollins was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Nov. 18 and by the Rangers on Nov. 22. The Phillies claimed him from the Rangers on Dec. 2, and now he is back with Texas.

The Rangers made room for Rollins on the 40-man roster by designating pitcher Tyrell Jenkins for assignment. Jenkins was acquired with left-handed pitcher Brady Feigl from the Braves for reliever Luke Jackson on Dec. 8.

Rollins, who turned 27 on Wednesday, is a native of East Texas who played high school baseball at the First Baptist Academy of Carthage and Dallas. He also pitched at San Jacinto College.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.