Worth noting

Worth noting

• Class A Advanced right-hander Alec Asher was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week. He pitched a career-best eight scoreless innings Sunday in a win. He's 4-3 with a 3.35 ERA in nine starts this season.

• Catcher Zach Zaneski has promoted to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday. He's been with Double-A Frisco for the last two seasons. He hit .191 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 45 games this season.

• The Rangers hosted Japan America Friendship Night on Wednesday. Kenchiro Sase, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, was at the game and threw out the first pitch.

 

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.