Rays notes: Joe Maddon calls DFA-ing Juan Carlos Oviedo 'not easy'
JUL 26, 8:21p ET | Andrew Astleford
Rotowire: Mar 28 / 3:31p ET
News: Oviedo was granted his release from the Rangers on Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Shortly after being informed that he would not make the Opening Day roster, Oviedo asked out of his minor league deal with Texas, as did Nate Schierholtz earlier Saturday. Oviedo, a 33-year-old right-hander, will look to land a major league opportunity on the strength of his 3.69 ERA and 1.36 WHIP from a season ago.
Rotowire: Mar 28 / 2:10p ET
News: Oviedo has been told he will not make the Rangers' roster out of camp, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Oviedo will now go through the process of deciding whether to accept an assignment to the minors or take his chances elsewhere.
Rotowire: Jan 5 / 2:48p ET
News: Oviedo signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Monday that includes an invite to spring training.
Impact: Entering his age-33 season, Oviedo is coming off middling 2014 campaign in which he made 32 appearances out of the Rays' bullpen, posting a 3.69 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. He may be used at some point this season by the Rangers, but does not profile as a high-leverage arm.