ANAHEIM -- Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine acknowledged that pitcher Tim Wood could be a candidate to get called up when rosters expand in September.
The Rangers acquired the right-hander from the Pirates on a trade waiver claim Thursday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations."We have had multiple years of very good professional scouting reports on Tim Wood," Levine said. "We see him as a strike thrower who has had some success at the Major League level and a lot of success at the Minor League level. This was an opportunity to add a good arm to our depth."
Wood has been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock, but the Rangers will be looking to add arms in September once the Pacific Coast League playoffs are finished. "I think he's going to be in the competition and the mix," Levine said. "He's certainly not a lock, he has to perform. But he is in the mix of a handful of guys when we call up reinforcements." Wood has pitched in 57 Major League games over the past three years with a record of 1-4 with a 4.50 ERA. In 58 innings, he has allowed 63 hits with 33 walks and 28 strikeouts. But he was having an excellent season at Triple-A Indianapolis, where was 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 23 saves.