Rangers Claim Ramon Aguero

The Rangers claimed Ramon Aguero off of waivers from the Pirates, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (on Twitter). Texas optioned the right-hander to Triple-A and moved Omar Beltre to its 60-day DL.

Pittsburgh designated Aguero for assignment last week after optioning him to Double-A earlier in March. Aguero posted a 6.14 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 5.2 BB/9 in 29 1/3 innings at Class A and Double-A last year. The 26-year-old Dominican has a 4.14 ERA with 7.9 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in parts of five pro seasons.


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5 Comments on "Rangers Claim Ramon Aguero"


BLZR
4 years 4 months ago

He’d be much more interesting if he was still Samuel Vasquez. I think it was 2008 he suddenly changed names and added 4 years to his age. A 26 year old who hasn’t had success in AA yet doesn’t seem like a great addition, though there’s always someone willing to take a chance on a hard thrower.

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

The Rangers are the best when it comes to getting the most out of hard throwing prospects. Although him already being a 26 year old in AA concerns me.

4 years 4 months ago

You know Alexi Ogando was 26-27 last year and that was his first year out of dominican league or a ball

Bucs
4 years 4 months ago

Nolan Ryan will let him just throw. The pirate developmental program is very strict. I’ll bet he’ll be in the Rangers pen next year.

Rangersfan32
4 years 4 months ago

Maybe the Bucs organization should pick up the same concept as Nolan so they can actually get some good pitching on the MLB squad?