Per Richard Durrett of the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Rangers have reinstated four players from the 60-day disabled list: right-handers Willie Eyre, Akinori Otsuka, and Josh Rupe, as well as shortstop Joaquin Arias.
To make room on the 40-man roster for these latest additions, the Rangers have outrighted Eyre, right-hander Mike Wood, outfielder Kevin Mahar and catcher Chris Stewart to the minors. Eyre has apparently been re-signed to a minor league contract, while Wood has elected to take his free agency. As a result, the 40-man roster is now full.
Eyre underwent Tommy John surgery in August, and will spend the entirety of his 2008 campaign on the disabled list as he continues his rehabilitation effort. And according to Jamey Newberg, Stewart and Mahar did not have the right to decline their assignments, as they had never been previously outrighted.