Per Jon Daniels on the Bob and Dan Show on the Ticket 1310 AM, the Texas Rangers are calling up right-hander Frankie Francisco for tonight's series opener against the Seattle Mariners. To make room for Frankie, the Rangers are sending closer Eric Gagne to the disabled list. Sounds like mainly a precautionary move.
Again, how happy are you that the Rangers didn't trade Aki Otsuka this offseason?
Frankie has pitched six innings in Oklahoma City this year and has yet to allow an earned run. He's walked three and struck out an amazing fourteen batters. His WHIP sits at 0.50.