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Friday, June 18, 2004
Updated: June 21, 10:36 AM ET
Rangers send LHP Ramirez to minors, call up RHP Wasdin

Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Texas Rangers optioned left-hander Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Oklahoma on Friday, and purchased the contract of right-hander John Wasdin from the RedHawks.

Wasdin joined the Rangers before the team's game against Florida in time to make his second career start. He allowed seven hits and three runs in 4 2-3 innings against Seattle on April 25 in his first start.

Ramirez, one of three lefties in the bullpen, was 3-3 with a 4.88 ERA in 23 games.

To make room for Wasdin on the 40-man roster, the Rangers designated left-hander Cory Vance for assignment. Vance was in Triple-A, and the Rangers have 10 days to decide whether to trade, release or send him to the minors.