The Rangers have claimed pitcher Stolmy Pimentel off waivers from the Pirates, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Rangers have moved Lisalverto Bonilla to the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury. The Rangers will make a move to create room on the 25-man roster once Pimentel reports, Wilson adds.
The Pirates designated Pimentel for assignment last week. In 42 career major league innings, the right-hander has a 4.50 ERA with a 47/18 K/BB ratio. Pimentel also struggled in spring training, compiling a 4.91 ERA with a 4/5 K/BB ratio in 11 innings. Given the Rangers’ bullpen issues, Pimentel could quickly work his way up the depth chart.