The Rangers announced today that they have selected the contract of lefty Brandon Mann. He’ll join the team for its final series.
Mann, 34, has already had a season to remember, having debuted in the majors after first becoming a professional way back in 2002. Now, he’ll get a chance to suit up in Seattle, not far from where he grew up.
Though he was not terribly effective in his six MLB appearances this year, Mann got the job done at Triple-A. Over 52 1/3 frames in 36 appearances, he posted a 2.41 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.
This type of story is what late September call ups should be for teams not in the race. A top prospect doesn’t need a September call up, they should be used as rewards for great seasons or for minor league longevity. Three games is not going to matter in the career of a guy like Ronald Acuna or Juan Soto, but for a career minor leaguer it is a dream coming true. Even if they are DFA’d after the season, at least they can look at all their hard work and realize they made it.
absolutely he will get to tell his kids and grandkids this.