Lindblom took the loss last night, allowing 6 runs in 5.1 innings. He threw 119 pitches in last night's outing, the first Texas pitcher with as many pitches while recording 16-or-fewer outs since Rick Helling on June 7, 2000 vs. Los Angeles-NL. Lindblom has gone 1-3 with a 5.46 ERA (19 ER/31.1 IP) in 8 games/5 starts over three stints with Texas this season.
Ortiz will be in his third stint with Texas this season, the others Opening Day-June 4 and June 18-21. He has gone 2-1 with a 5.08 ERA (16 ER/28.1 IP) in 22 relief appearances for the Rangers this season in his first career major league action. He issued a walk to his lone batter faced in his last game with Texas on June 20 vs. Oakland. Ortiz has spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Round Rock, going 1-1 with one save and a 3.68 ERA (6 ER/14.2 IP). Opponents have 3 walks and 18 strikeouts against Ortiz at Triple-A. His last appearance was Sunday vs. Omaha (Save, 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 17 pitches/12 strikes).
Font will be in his first stint with Texas this season. He made his major league debut with the Rangers last year, allowing 2 runs in 2.0 innings over 3 appearances as a September call-up. He has combined to go 2-2 with 11 saves and a 1.27 ERA (5 ER/35.1 IP) in 30 relief appearances for Frisco (AA) and Round Rock this season. He began the year with Frisco, going 1-2 with 10 saves and a 1.41 ERA (5 ER/32.0 IP) in 26 games before his promotion to Triple-A on June 29. He is 1-0 with one save for the Express in his first Triple-A action, allowing one unearned run in 3.1 innings over 4 outings. He recorded a save in his last outing on Tuesday vs. Oklahoma City (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 16 pitches/10 strikes). Font allowed 4 runs in 2.2 innings spanning 3 appearances for the Rangers this spring.
With these moves, the Rangers still have a full 40-man roster.