The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has received right-handed pitcher Jhan Mariñez (pronounced yahn ma-REEN-yez) from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a waiver claim.
Mariñez will join the Rangers on Friday, when the club will make a corresponding roster move to accommodate him on the 25-man roster.
Mariñez, who turns 29 on Saturday, has gone a combined 0-3 with a 3.91 ERA (22 ER/50.2 IP) over 39 relief appearances with Milwaukee and Pittsburgh in 2017 with 23 walks and 40 strikeouts. He began the season with the Brewers, making his first career Opening Day roster, posting a 0-2 record with a 5.40 ERA in 15 games before he was designated for assignment on May 15. Mariñez was sent to Pittsburgh in a May 19 waiver claim and joined the Pirates on May 20, going 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 24 outings prior to being designated for assignment again on August 5.
Mariñez has seen major league action for five different organizations over four seasons, appearing for Miami (2010), Chicago-AL (2012), Tampa Bay (2016), Milwaukee (2016-17), and Pittsburgh (2017). The Dominican Republic native originally signed with the Marlins in 2006 and was sent to the White Sox in the trade involving manager Ozzie Guillen on September 29, 2011.
With the addition of Mariñez, the Rangers now have 39 players on the club's major league roster, along with four players on the 60-day disabled list.
TEXAS RANGERS TO HONOR ADRIAN BELTRE IN PRE-GAME CEREMONY
ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 BEFORE GAME WITH NEW YORK YANKEES
The Texas Rangers will honor third baseman Adrian Beltre for becoming the 31st member of the 3000-hit club on Friday, September 8.
The pre-game ceremony will take place prior to the Rangers' game with the New York Yankees at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The ceremony will begin at approximately 6:20 p.m. with the Rangers-Yankees game starting at 7:05 p.m. Several special tributes are planned with more details to be announced at a later date.
The Rangers are offering a limited edition Beltre 3K Cap with the purchase of a special event ticket for the games with the Yankees on Friday, September 8 (7:05 p.m.) and Saturday, September 9 (12:05 p.m.). Fans can visit www.texasrangers.com/Beltre3K to purchase tickets. A cap voucher will be included with all tickets purchased through this special link. There will also be a limited number of caps available at the Texas Rangers Foundation table (located on the 3rd base concourse by section 14) for fans who already have tickets to either the September 8 or 9 games. The caps are available for a $15.00 donation to the Texas Rangers Foundation.
On Saturday, September 9, the first 15,000 fans entering Globe Life Park will receive a Rangers On-Deck Circle Mouse Pad presented by EST Group and Dell EMC. Saturday's start time has been moved from 7:05 p.m. to 12:05 p.m. to accommodate a FOX regional telecast.
The Rangers and Yankees conclude the series on Sunday, September 10 at 2:05 p.m.
Tickets for the Yankees series and all remaining 2017 home games can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972 RANGERS or at the Globe Life Park in Arlington first base box office.
TICKET AVAILABILITY FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 12: Less than 500 reserved seats remain for the Rangers-Houston Astros game on Saturday, August 12, when the club will retire the number 7 worn by Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the start time of the game moved back to 7:35 p.m.