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Rangers RHP Michael Lorenzen activated, set to start Monday

Mon Apr 15 4:51pm ET
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The World Series champion Texas Rangers will finally be able to see one of their key offseason acquisitions Monday night when right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen, who was activated earlier Monday from 15-day injured list, makes a road start against the Detroit Tigers.

In a corresponding move, the Rangers optioned right-hander Yerry Rodriguez to Triple-A Round Rock.

Lorenzen signed a one-year deal March 22. He began the season on the IL due to a neck strain and has made three rehab starts with Round Rock, allowing eight runs in 11 1/3 innings pitched.

Lorenzen did not pitch during spring training.


With Detroit and the Philadelphia Phillies last season, he went 9-9 with a 4.18 ERA over 29 games (25 starts).

Lorenzen was a first-time All-Star en route to establishing career highs for strikeouts (111), innings pitched (153) and victories.

The high point of Lorenzen's 2023 season was throwing a no-hitter for the Phillies in his second start with the club Aug. 9 against the Washington Nationals.

During his nine years in the majors, Lorenzen has a 40-38 record, 15 saves and a 4.11 ERA over 342 games (69 starts) with the Cincinnati Reds (2015-21), Los Angeles Angels (2022), Detroit and Philadelphia.

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