Hoying calledup by Rangers



Staff report

Fort Loramie’s Jared Hoying has once again been called up to the Major Leagues by the Texas Rangers, it was announced Wednesday.

Hoying played for the Rangers for a couple weeks recently after outfielder Shin Soo Choo went on the disabled list. He was sent back to Round Rock, Texas, the team’s AAA club, after Choo came off the DL.

But on Wednesday, the Rangers recalled Hoying as an insurance option following Choo’s early exit from Tuesday’s game due to lower back stiffness.

Hoying leads Round Rock in hits (68) and RBIs (43), and he is second in runs (37) and stolen bases (14). This will be his second stint with the big league club — he went 5-for-23 (.217) with three RBIs over 11 games from May 23-June 11, including six starts.

He was not in the starting lineup Wednesday night in Boston against the Red Sox. The Rangers returned home following that game and began a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins that will take them into the All-Star break.

To account for Hoying’s callup, the Rangers have placed catcher Bryan Holaday on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left thumb, retroactive to Tuesday. Holaday is batting .238 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 30 games this year.

Craig Stammen

Stammen, now with the Cleveland Indians, is headed back to Ohio as he continues his rehab assignment.

Stammen will be pitching for the Indians’ AA club in Akron Thursday night. He has been rehabbing with the Indians’ team in the Arizona League.

He is from North Star and attended Versailles High School.