TEXAS RANGERS ADD CATCHER BOBBY WILSON TO ACTIVE ROSTER
Catcher Brett Nicholas optioned to Round Rock to make room on 25-man roster
Toronto, Ontario–The Texas Rangers today added catcher Bobby Wilson (#6) to the active roster. Wilson was acquired from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Chad Bell.
To make room on the roster for Wilson, the Rangers announced that catcher Brett Nicholas has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League.
Wilson, 34 was 2-for-13 with 2 RBI in 5 games/4 starts at catcher for Detroit. He opened the season at Triple-A Toledo and was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI in one game before being purchased by the Tigers on April 12 when James McCann went on the DL.
He was acquired by Detroit from Texas on March 29 with RHP Myles Jaye for catcher Bryan Holiday. Wilson batted .292 (7-24) with one home run and 2 RBI over 11 games with Texas this spring after returning to the club as a non-roster invitee. He was with the Rangers over the final two months of the 2015 season as the club secured the American League West division title, hitting .221 with one HR and 10 RBI in 31 games/25 starts. He has a .203 average with 9 homers and 53 RBI in 254 major league games with the Angels (2009-12), Diamondbacks (2014), Rays (2015), Rangers (2015), and Tigers (2016).
Nicholas was hitting .257 with 2 homers and 4 RBI in 10 games/starts since being purchased from Round Rock on April 10.
With today’s moves, the Rangers’ major league roster remains at 40 players.