ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers demoted right-hander
R.A. Dickey to Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday less than 24 hours after
the knuckleballer allowed six home runs to Detroit, tying the
post-1900 major league record.
The Rangers also purchased the contract of right-hander Rick
Bauer from Oklahoma and signed free agent infielder Erubiel Durazo
to a minor league contract.
Dickey allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings of a
10-6 loss to Detroit on Thursday night. It was the sixth time a big
league pitcher has given up six homers, the fourth time in the AL.
Bauer was 1-0 with a 6.43 ERA in four spring training
appearances for the Rangers. He did not pitch for Oklahoma in its
season opener Thursday night.
Durazo signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Feb. 21
and was released March 27. He played for Mexico in the World
Baseball Classic and appeared in nine spring training games for the
Rangers, hitting .217 (5-for-23) with one RBI.