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Juan Carlos Oviedo | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/15/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Rangers released RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo.
Oviedo was told he wouldn't break camp with the club, so he asked to be released in hopes of catching on elsewhere. The 33-year-old had a 3.69 ERA with the Rays last season, but his best days are surely behind him. Sat, Mar 28, 2015 06:44:00 PM

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Juan Carlos Oviedo has been told he won't make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

Oviedo was brought to camp as a non-roster invitee, but a 4.91 ERA in 3 2/3 spring innings didn't do much to impress. He'll now have to decide whether to ask for his release or accept an assignment to Triple-A.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Rangers signed RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo to a minor league deal with a spring training invite.

The Artist Formerly Known as Leo Nunez went 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA across 32 relief appearances with the Rays last season prior to his August release. Oviedo, who will turn 33 in March, has 93 career saves and a 4.28 career ERA. With guys like Spencer Patton and Roman Mendez currently penciled in to the back-end of the bullpen, Oviedo has an opportunity to crack Texas' Opening Day roster.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Rays released RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo.

The struggling veteran right-hander had been designated for assignment by the team last week. He shouldn't have a problem finding another organization willing to let him compete for a spot in the bullpen.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 07:28:00 PM

Rays designated RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment.

The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 3.69 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 26/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings with the Rays. It speaks to the depth that they have in the bullpen that they can release a solid veteran bullpen arm. He shouldn't have difficulty latching on elsewhere.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Juan Oviedo surrendered four runs and seven hits in two innings while finishing out Monday's loss to the Royals.

Oviedo earned a save for the Rays back on June 16, but he appears to be fourth or fifth in line in the closer mix right now, with Jake McGee, Grant Balfour, Joel Peralta and perhaps Brad Boxberger ahead of him. He's not currently worth owning in mixed leagues.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 10:18:00 PM

Juan Oviedo picked up his first save for the Rays on Monday despite giving up a solo homer to Delmon Young in the ninth.

We're not sure whether the original plan was for Jake McGee or Oviedo in the ninth, but McGee was needed in a 3-2 game after Grant Balfour got into trouble in the eighth. McGee allowed one of the two runners he inherited to score, resulting in a blown save, and though he preserved the tie, he wasn't brought back out after the Rays scored twice in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead. McGee and Oviedo likely are the favorites for saves for however long the Rays stick with this odd committee they're using. They probably could have made things easier on themselves had they just bypassed Balfour entirely tonight and had McGee or Oviedo start the eighth.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 12:17:00 AM

Rays activated RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo from the 15-day disabled list.

Oviedo will take the spot of C.J. Riefenhauser on the active roster. The artist formerly known as Leo Nunez will work in middle relief for the Rays, but could work his way into the late-inning mix.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will be re-evaluated after his next rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

Rays manager Joe Maddon indicated on Monday that Oviedo was about a week away, but it sounds like he could be a possibility for this weekend. The reliever figures to begin in middle relief but could eventually work his way into a setup role.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is "about a week" away from being activated.

Oviedo is recovered from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so his rehab assignment essentially served as his spring training. He should eventually work his way into a setup role for the Rays.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Friday.

Oviedo got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so the rehab assignment will essentially be his spring training. He's expected to be added to the Rays' bullpen in mid-April.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) made a simulated relief appearance on Tuesday and reported feeling fine.

Oviedo is likely to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend and remains on track to join the Rays' bullpen around April 15. He is over 18 months removed from Tommy John elbow surgery but got limited work this spring because of work visa problems.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list as soon as he's eligible.

Oviedo didn't get much action this spring because of visa issues. He's now 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, so that shouldn't really be an issue.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 01:39:00 PM

Rays placed RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Oviedo is 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start to camp due to visa issues and the Rays don't want to push it. He should be ready sometime in April.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon penciled Juan Carlos Oviedo into Sunday's lineup card.

Maddon stated on Saturday that Tampa Bay might be inclined to only deploy Oviedo in minor league games so the Rays could backdate his disabled list stint. We'll find out his intentions by as soon as this afternoon, as it’s also possible that Oviedo will take the mound against the Red Sox on Sunday to make his Grapefruit League debut. Oviedo is just 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery and was late to camp due to a visa issue. He'll begin the season on the disabled list.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 09:08:00 AM

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