ARLINGTON -- The Rangers recalled pitcher Darren O'Day from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned catcher Taylor Teagarden. The move gives Texas eight relievers in the bullpen and just three position players on the bench. Teagarden has started just two games since being recalled from Round Rock on July 28, but his presence as the third catcher allowed manager Ron Washington to shuttle Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba between catcher and designated hitter. This will be O'Day's third tour with the Rangers, during which he is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 12 appearances. He missed over two months with a torn labrum in his left hip that required surgery. He is 1-0 with a 2.21 ERA in 17 games with Round Rock.More
O'Day was one of the premier setup relievers in the game in 2009-10 after the Rangers acquired him off waivers from the Mets. In 140 appearances, he was 8-3 with a 1.94 ERA and two saves.
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