ARLINGTON (Texas) — TheInfielder called up After never having played at the Double-A level, he made his major league debut on Saturday.
Duran was the Rangers' seventh batter and played third base against DuranInstead of A second rookie, Jeremy Smith, made his big-league debut Monday. Smith was injured in the left shoulder and was placed on the 10-day injury list.
Smith was diving for a ball at the infield in the eighth inning of Friday's series opener against Seattle Mariners. Smith, who reached home safely 10 times during his five games, was able to have an MRI performed on Saturday.
Smith claimed that he fell awkwardly on his shoulder while attempting to land on the turf in the clubhouse prior to Saturday's game. After he made the throw, he felt soreness.
Smith stated, “I didn’t feel any pop or anything similar to that,” Smith added.
Duran, Smith, and right-hander were all acquired by the RangersTheir starting pitcher Saturday was acquired by the Yankees in a July trade that sent slugger. New York
Duran, who was on Saturday's 40-man roster, was called up from Double-A Frisco. Duran had hit.317 with seven runs and 31 RBI in 45 games this year.
Smith, Triple-A Round Rock's pitcher, was brought up by the Rangers on Monday.I was injured because of a right-hand hip impingement.
Smith reached base safely in 10 out of 17 plate appearances. This is the Rangers club-record for most baserunners in Rangers' first five games. Smith was 1 for 3. He had a walk and scored a run on Friday night. On Friday, he reached the leadoff position for the second consecutive time.