O’Day Claimed by Rangers

Darren O’Day, a Rule 5 pick offered on waivers by the New York Mets a few days ago, has been claimed by the pitching-starved Texas Rangers.

The Rule 5 requirements now apply to the Rangers, meaning, if they choose not to keep O’Day on the 25-man roster, they must waive him and then offer him back to the Angels of Los Angeles / Anaheim / California / Disneyland.

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  1. isuzudude April 23, 2009 at 9:05 am
    This poor kid continues to be put through the ringer this season. Fresh off losing a former teammate in a tragic carwreck and getting DFA by the Mets, last night O’Day gets rushed to the mound in an extra inning game straight from the taxi cab, wears Kason Gabbard’s uniform as Texas has yet to produce one of his own, and gives up a walk-off hit to Kevin Millar. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.