Kyle Lohse has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers after only two starts.
The Rangers made the move Tuesday when Nick Martinez was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to start that night's game against Oakland. Lohse has been the scheduled starter for the Rangers.
Lohse lost both his starts and had a 12.54 ERA for Texas since being called up just before the All-Star break. He allowed 15 hits and 13 runs in 9 1-3 innings with three strikeouts and five walks.
The 37-year-old right-hander had gone 2-5 with a 5.06 ERA in 10 starts for Round Rock after signing a minor league deal with Texas.
Martinez had been optioned to Round Rock when Lohse was brought up this month.
The Rangers will also call-up corner-infielder/outfielder Joey Gallo. Presumably, Gallo will be used in platoon duty to replace the missing bat of Prince Fielder and give Adrian Beltre, Mitch Moreland, and Nomar Mazara the occasional day off.