Rangers call up Nate Adcock, transfer Mitch Moreland to 60-day DL

Thursday July 24th, 2014

The Texas Rangers have called up pitcher Nate Adcock from Triple A-Round Rock, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.

Adcock, a reliever, will take Joakim Soria's spot on the active roster after Soria was traded to the Tigers Wednesday night.

In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Adcock, the Rangers transferred first baseman Mitch Moreland to the 60-day disabled list. Moreland has not played since June 7, and underwent ankle surgery shortly thereafter. 

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Adcock made 36 appearances with the Royals in 2011 and 2012. He spent 2013 in Triple-A in both the Diamondbacks and Royals systems. He signed as a free agent with the Rangers prior to this season. Adcock made 13 appearances for Triple-A Round Rock this season, accumulating a 2.76 ERA and 0.980 WHIP.

- Dan Gartland

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