Quick Hits: Colon, Litsch, Rangers

Cory Luebke will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of the North County Times tweets. The Padres left-hander hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since April 27th and had been undecided as to his next step. Here are the rest of today’s links…

  • Jim Callis of Baseball America says Royals infield prospect Christian Colon will eventually move from shortstop to second base, where he can be a solid regular.
  • Blue Jays right-hander Jesse Litsch says he has a "career threatening" infection in his shoulder, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca tweets. Litsch, 27, has spent the entire season on Toronto's disabled list. He posted a 4.44 ERA with 7.9 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 75 innings last year.
  • Former MLB outfielder Bobby Kielty told MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes that he signed with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. The 35-year-old has a career .296/.379/.503 batting line against left-handed pitching, but hasn't played in the Major Leagues since 2007.
  • There's still no resolution in the Jairo BerasRangers case, Ben Badler of Baseball America writes. Texas agreed to sign the prospect for $4.5MM, but MLB's questions about his age remain unanswered. International sources tell Badler MLB can't sign off on the deal if it wants to seem serious about rule enforcement in Latin America.
  • Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com wonders if the Rangers could be a fit for Roy Oswalt now that starter Neftali Feliz is on the disabled list (Twitter link). Click here for the latest Oswalt rumors.


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6 Comments on "Quick Hits: Colon, Litsch, Rangers"


Ian_Smell
3 years 3 months ago

I was wondering the other day how Colon was doing. I thought he was supposed to reach the majors pretty quickly. 

Rangersfan32
3 years 3 months ago

We have 7 starters. Why would wasting money, on having Oswalt make 3-4 starts until Feliz gets back, make sense?

Prospectwatch
3 years 3 months ago

The Rangers have plenty of pitchers in the minors to fill the void of Feliz for the time being. They don’t need to waste money on a pitcher they don’t need.

3 years 3 months ago

You can never have too much pitching. Bring him in, it’s better to be safe than sorry especially if something were to happen to another pitcher. And don’t suggest bringing up a minor leaguer, this is a veteran championship club. We don’t have time to experiment .

Runtime
3 years 3 months ago

Jesse… Man. You were a solid long-man last year…

Rangersfan32
3 years 3 months ago

It should be Feldman (according to all local reports). Ogando is just far too valuable in our bullpen at the moment.