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Washington relying more on Frasor in later innings

Washington relying more on Frasor in later innings

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Washington relying more on Frasor in later innings

BALTIMORE -- Right-hander Jason Frasor was signed as a free agent in the offseason to play a prominent role in the Rangers bullpen. That's finally happening.

Manager Ron Washington is starting to go to Frasor and Joakim Soria -- recently activated off the disabled list -- in the later innings to take some of the workload away from Tanner Scheppers, Robbie Ross and Neal Cotts.

"Frasor has done it before, so it was just a matter of time for us to be able to get him the innings," Washington said. "In our mode of trying to keep the bullpen as fresh as we can, he's getting more important innings and he's delivered."

Frasor went into Wednesday's game having retired 16 of the last 18 batters he faced. He also had a 0.79 ERA in his last 14 games, dropping his overall ERA from 3.86 to 2.49.

"I feel good and my arm feels good," Frasor said. "You let it rip and cross your fingers. I understand early in the year, if I put myself in the manager's shoes, it's hard not to go with Scheppers and Ross. I figured I'd get my chance, and we're in the middle of it."

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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