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Josh Hamilton activated from 60-day DL and placed on unconditional release waivers;

Derek Holland activated from 60-day DL;

RHP Shawn Tolleson recalled from Round Rock and placed on 60-day DL


Cincinnati, OH—The Texas Rangers today announced the following roster moves:


–Outfielder Josh Hamilton has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and placed on unconditional release waivers.


–LHP Derek Holland has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and will start for the Rangers tonight in Cincinnati.


–RHP Shawn Tolleson has been recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and placed on the 60-day disabled list. That move will accommodate Holland on the 40-man roster.


–RHP Nick Martinez was optioned to Round Rock on Monday to accommodate Holland on the active roster.


Hamilton opened the 2016 season on the 15-day disabled list as he continued to rehab from off-season surgery on his left knee. He was assigned to Double-A Frisco on injury rehab assignment on April 30 but went 0-for-2 in his only game that night before experiencing continued knee discomfort. Hamilton was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 7 and underwent additional surgery on June 8 to repair a torn ACL and cartilage damage in the knee. That surgery was performed by Dr. Walt Lowe in Houston, where Hamilton is currently doing his rehab.


“We plan to monitor Josh’s progress as he continues his rehab process and is medically cleared this winter,” said President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels.  “Given the rules in place, releasing him before the end of this month allows us to keep the door open to extending the relationship in the future.”


Holland will be making his first major league start since June 20. He has been on the DL since that time with left shoulder inflammation. Holland had a 4.50 ERA (5 ER/10.0 IP) in 3 starts on rehab assignment at Round Rock. He is 5-5, 5.20 in 14 starts with Texas this season.


Tolleson, who was optioned to Round Rock on July 29, was placed on the Express’ DL on August 12 with a lower back sprain. He is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Tolleson was 2-2, 7.68 with 11 saves in 37 games with Texas and allowed 6 runs in 4.1 innings with one save in 4 appearances at Round Rock.


With today’s moves, the Rangers’ major league roster remains at 40 players.

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