Rangers likely to call up Mark Hamburger
Laugh at Hamburger's name if you want, but he's put up solid numbers. The 24-year-old is 8-4 with a 3.39 ERA in 82 1/3 innings at Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock this season. He was moved into the starting rotation on Aug. 12 and has responded. He's 2-0 and has given up two runs on nine hits with 14 strikeouts and three walks. That's in four starts, though one was the 1-inning outing last night (had a K and no hits in that inning).
Hamburger is not on the 40-man roster, so the club would need to make a move (that's not difficult in that someone could go on the 60-day DL or be put on waivers).
Hamburger came to the Rangers when the traded Eddie Guardado to the Twins in August, 2008. Hamburger has a great story, BTW, signing a contract with the Twins on an open tryout. I talked to Hamburger about that before the season started and it's an interesting story.
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