Dec 16 4:43p
The Rangers designated Rowen for assignment Tuesday.
Scott Barnes was DFA'd along with Rowen, with the Rangers needing to free up a couple roster spots for the likes of Kyuji Fujikawa and Colby Lewis. Rowen was just mediocre in his first audition at the major league level last season (4.15 ERA), but he has a whopping 3.50 GO/AO ratio in the minors (five seasons). Chances are, another team will gladly take him off waivers.