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Rangers activate RHP Albert Abreu from IL

Apr 29, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Albert Abreu (36) throws to the plate during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers activated right-handed pitcher Albert Abreu from the 15-day Injured List on Tuesday as the team opened a three-game series in Anaheim against the Angels.

Abreu had been on the 15-day Injured List since May 3 with a left ankle sprain. He made three Triple-A appearances on injury rehabilitation assignment last week and was back in the Rangers bullpen Tuesday night.

In six appearances with Texas this season, Abreu has a 3.52 ERA in 7 2/3 innings, with 11 walks, two home runs allowed, and eight strikeouts. The Rangers acquired him from the New York Yankees on April 2 after he had posted a 4.61 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Yankees last season.

The team made room for him on the roster Sunday by optioning right-handed pitcher Nick Snyder to Triple-A Round Rock, two days after he had been called up without making an appearance.

–Field Level Media