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Texas Rangers Expand Their Roster Sept. 1

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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 14: Nick Martinez #22 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 14, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

    The Rangers come into September with 80 wins, the most in the American League.

    Only the Chicago Cubs have a better record in baseball.

    Now, the Rangers are getting reinforcements for the final 28 games of the baseball season.

    On Thursday, the Texas Rangers announced plans to recall the following four players from Triple-A Round Rock before Friday’s series opener against the Houston Astros in Arlington: infielder Hanser Alberto, right-handed pitcher Nick Martinez, left-handed pitcher Yohander Mendez and catcher Brett Nicholas.

    Alberto will be in his third stint with Texas this season, the others from Opening Day to June 3 and July 20 to August 2. He has batted .150 (7-40) with a double and four RBI in 25 games with the Rangers this season, appearing at all four infield positions. 

    Martinez, 26, will be in his fifth stint with Texas this season, the others from April 16 to 24, June 14 to July 8, July 26 to 27 and August 17 to 21. He has gone 1-3 with a 7.16 ERA (22 ER/27.1 IP) in eight games/six starts for the Rangers this season, allowing one run in 1.1 innings during the lone appearance of his last stint on August 20 at Tampa Bay. 

    The 21-year-old Mendez will be seeking his major league debut and Nicholas, 27, will be in his second stint with the Rangers this season, as he was also with the club from April 10 to May 3. He made his major league debut on April 11 at Seattle and has batted .257 (9-35) with two home runs and four RBIs over 10 games with Texas this year.

    With the addition of these four players, the Rangers will have 29 players on the active roster for Friday’s game and with these transactions, the Rangers will still have 39 players on the club’s major league roster.