Rangers Finally Cut Jason Jennings

Local product never turned into solid pitcher as Rangers had hoped.

The Texas Rangers cut right-hander Jason Jennings on Thursday and called up righty reliever Pedro Strop from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Strop joined the Rangers for the series finale at Yankee Stadium, hoping to make his major league debut.

Jennings is 2-4 with a 4.13 ERA in his first season as a reliever. He made 44 appearances this year and pitched a team-high 61 innings in relief.

Jennings had a 3.26 ERA at the All-Star break, but had struggled since then with a 7.07 ERA. He is 62-74 with a 4.95 ERA lifetime with Colorado, Houston and two years in Texas.

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The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or send Jennings to the minors.

Strop was 6-6 with five saves and a 5.06 ERA with Oklahoma City and Double-A Frisco. Texas signed him last year after he was released by Colorado. Formerly an infielder, the 24-year-old Strop is in his second full season as a pitcher.

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