RP - LAA
Rangers reliever Jimmy Herget gave up a walk-off three-run homer against the Athletics on Friday night. His final line included three runs (two earned) and one hit. He failed to record an out. Texas ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 4-1 in 11 innings.
Herget, who had yet to allow a run through three innings, was put in a tough situation with the automatic runner on second base rule. He wound up being hit with the first loss of his 28-game MLB career.
The Rangers have designated reliever Jimmy Herget for assignment. The right-hander was the odd man out as Texas was required to clear a 40-man roster spot after acquiring Josh Sborz from the Dodgers.
A former Reds prospect, Herget landed with the Rangers for the 2020 season and posted a 3.20 ERA in 20 games. He added 14 walks and 17 strikeouts. While the 27-year-old has a limited sample size, his promising stats from last season could result in some trade interest as he waits in DFA limbo.