If you were hoping to find a couple of young relievers under your Rangers’ Christmas Tree, take it up with Santa because Texas is down two arms as of this morning.
Lefty Scott Barnes was claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays, and righty Ben Rowen cleared waivers and is now a free agent. Last week both were designated for assignment.
The Rangers got Barnes from the Orioles on Dec. 8 on a waiver claim.
Rowen made eight relief appearances for the Rangers last season.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.