It's been a rollercoaster year for Texas Rangers relief pitcher Aaron Poreda.
Poreda, at times, has been a key part of the Rangers' bullpen. And at other times, he's been awful. And it hasn't been consistent.
Poreda's first nine outings of the season were scoreless. Then, he allowed a run in his next five appearances before putting up scoreless appearances in seven of his next eight times out. Since then, he has allowed a run in four straight outings, and as a result was sent back down to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday as the Rangers called up reliever Ryan Feierabend.
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Feierabend allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings on Sunday afternoon on a walk and a hit against the Angels in what was his first major-league appearance since 2008 with the Seattle Mariners, when he was a starter.
You'd have to think Poreda will be back up soon, and this might have been a case of nothing more than just giving the guy a break as the entire Rangers relief corps has been worked to the bone. For the season, Poreda is 2-1 with a 5.91 ERA in 26 appearances for the Rangers.