Rangers claim RHP Tyson Miller on waiver from Cubs | Field level
The Texas Rangers acquired right-hander Tyson Miller from waivers from the Chicago Cubs, one of a series of moves before Friday’s opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Rangers opted for Miller at Triple-A Round Rock, activated right-hander Kyle Gibson from the 10-day injured list, transferred right-hander Hunter Wood from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, and opted for left-hander Wes Benjamin at Round Rocky.
The Cubs selected Miller, 25, for posting on May 30. He made his MLB debut with Chicago last season, posting a 5.40 ERA in two appearances (one start). Miller has had no decisions and a 5.06 ERA in three games (one start) this season at Triple-A Iowa.
Gibson, 33, is the Rangers’ scheduled start Friday night against the Rays.
Gibson, who landed on the IL with a right groin strain on May 22, is 3-0 with a 2.24 ERA in 10 starts this season. He has 48 strikeouts and 19 walks in 60 1/3 innings.
Wood, 27, was placed on the IL with a slight UCL sprain to his right elbow on May 25. The earliest date he would now be eligible to return is July 22. He has a 3.60 ERA and no decision in five relief appearances in 2021..
Benjamin was selected for the triple A after pitching two innings in Thursday’s 11-6 loss to Colorado. He allowed four runs on six hits and one walk. For the season, he’s 0-2 with an 8.76 ERA in six appearances.