Rangers Outright Daniel McCutchen

SATURDAY: McCutchen has accepted the Rangers' outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock, MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo tweets.

WEDNESDAY: McCutchen has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A, reports MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. As McCutchen has been outrighted previously, he will have the option of electing free agency.

MONDAY: The Rangers have designated right-hander Daniel McCutchen for assignment in order to clear a 40-man roster spot for fellow righty Colby Lewis, Rangers executive VP of communications John Blake announced (on Twitter).

The 31-year-old McCutchen tossed 2 1/3 innings for the Rangers, allowing a pair of earned runs on four hits (one homer) and a pair of walks without a strikeout. McCutchen, who is of no relation to last year's National League MVP, has a career 4.81 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 191 Major League innings between the Pirates and Rangers. The former 13th round pick has a sound minor league track record, with a 3.75 ERA, 6.9 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 441 frames.

Lewis, 34, will be on the hill tonight for the Rangers after a lengthy rehab process from multiple injuries. The longtime Ranger underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor mass tendon in July 2012 and looked to be on the mend in 2013 before a hip injury led to surgery and sidelined him for the entirety of that season. He last appeared on a Major League mound in 2012 and had pitched to a solid 3.93 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 506 1/3 innings with the Rangers since returning to the big leagues from Japan in 2010.

Texas has seen its rotation devastated by injuries to Derek Holland, Matt Harrison and an early ailment to Yu Darvish (he's since returned), so a healthy Lewis could be a much-needed shot in the arm as they look to prevent the A's from a third consecutive AL West Division Championship.

9 Responses to Rangers Outright Daniel McCutchen Leave a Reply

  1. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    No relation to Andrew McCutchen, no wonder he got cut.

    • TimotheusATL 1 year ago

      I could’ve sworn they went to different schools together.

  2. Leon Barry 1 year ago

    “No relation to Andrew McCutchen.” What an odd thing to say Steve.

    • Steve Adams 1 year ago

      If they were brothers or cousins, I’d have noted it as well. I assume those who know little about Daniel McCutchen may wonder if there’s a relation between the two. And realistically, there are probably a fair amount of people who know very little about Daniel McCutchen.

      • Rangerbourne 1 year ago

        I thought it was a fair disclosure. Better to be thorough than have a bunch of people on here speculating about relation.

        • East Coast Bias 1 year ago

          Exactly. This site is no place for speculation!


  3. Rangergal 1 year ago

    No surprise …

  4. Screacher 1 year ago

    To where did Daniel get reassigned?

  5. burnboll 1 year ago

    I wondered if if he was related to Andrew, apparently not. Isn’t there a guy named McCutcheon too?

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