ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have assigned four players outright to Triple-A Round Rock as they start to clear space on their 40-man roster for the offseason reinstatement of Yu Darvish and others from the 60-day disabled list.
Infielder Kyle Blanks, catcher Carlos Corporan and outfielders Antoan Richardson and Ryan Strausborger were assigned Wednesday to Round Rock. The Rangers also lost right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla on a waiver claim to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Texas has 38 players on its 40-man roster after all those moves.
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Blanks, Corporan and Richardson could refuse the assignment and become free agents.
Darvish, who missed the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in spring training, remains on the 60-day DL along with infielder Jurickson Profar and pitchers Alex Claudio and Nick Tepesch.