Rangers release Beimel, send down Gallo

Joey Gallo

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The Texas Rangers did their part to answer some nagging spring training questions Monday with several roster moves.

Anyone who had delusions that third baseman Joey Gallo would make the club out of spring training can now move on as Gallo was reassigned to minor-league camp.

The club also released veteran left-hander Joe Beimel, who has struggled this spring. The release of Beimel, who has a 33.00 ERA, leaves Alex Claudio as the only lefty reliever in big-league camp.

Joining Gallo in minor-league camp are first baseman Kyle Blanks, outfielder Jared Hoying and right-hander David Martinez. The club also sent right-hander Spencer Patton to Triple A camp along with catcher Tomas Telis. Another prized prospect, catcher Jorge Alfaro, was sent to the Double A Frisco camp.

The moves leave Texas with 49 players in camp. That includes Jurickson Profar and Yu Darvish, both of who are out for the season.

Texas general manager Jon Daniels said before camp opened that Gallo wouldn’t make the team’s roster. Gallo hit .250 in spring with two homers and six RBI. He only struck out eight times in 32 at-bats, with four of those coming over the weekend in San Antonio.


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