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ARLINGTON -- Pitchers Luke Jackson and Phil Klein, as well as first baseman Ryan Rua and infielder Jake Smolinski, have all been promoted from Double-A Frisco to Triple-A Round Rock, the Rangers announced Wednesday.

Outfielder Ryan Strausborger will move from Round Rock to Frisco, and right-handed pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been released from Round Rock. Pitcher Scott Richmond has been placed on the disabled list in the seven-transaction move.

Jackson, a right-handed pitcher, was the Rangers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2013 and went 8-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 14 starts with Frisco. He is MLB.com's No. 5 Rangers prospect and has earned Texas League Mid-Season All-Star honors along with Klein, who had a team-high 10 saves, to go along with his 0.81 ERA.

Rua had 32 home runs in 2013, good for fifth best in the Minors while Smolinski, an eight-year player, batted .267 with 10 home runs through the first half of the season.

Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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