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Texas Rangers recall Dennis Santana, option Wes Benjamin

May 8, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana (77) throws a pitching during the Dodgers 14-11 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dennis Santana (77) throws a pitching during the Dodgers 14-11 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers recalled right-hander Dennis Santana from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday less than a month after he was acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

To make room on the active roster, left-hander Wes Benjamin was optioned to Round Rock.

Santana, 25, had a 6.00 ERA in 16 relief appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this season before he was designated for assignment, and then acquired by Texas for minor league left-hander Kelvin Bautista.

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Sent directly to Round Rock, Santana did not allow a run in four appearances (four innings) at Triple-A since he was acquired. In 32 lifetime major league appearances he is 2-2 with a 6.42 ERA, all with the Dodgers.

Benjamin, 27, is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in seven appearances (one start) for the Rangers this season and 2-3 with a 6.06 ERA in 15 appearances (two starts) with the Rangers over the past two seasons.

–Field Level Media