Only a week into the season, the Texas Rangers are tinkering.
Eyre had a strong spring training, with six appearances and a 1.50 ERA before being shelved with a right groin strain.
Wednesday will mark Eyre’s first game in the majors since 2007. He was sidelined for most of 2008 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
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Warner Madrigal was optioned to triple-A Oklahoma City after an ugly start to 2009.
Madrigal struggled with control issues in three relief appearances for the team, posting a 13.50 ERA, with five walks, a hit batsman and only one strikeout.
Eyre will join a bullpen that has become a palpable cause for concern in the past week.
Texas’ relievers have combined for an 8.17 ERA, and an 0-2 record going into Wednesday night.
Eyre (presumably) will primarily be used in middle inning, long relief situations.