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Matt West | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers optioned RHP Matt West to Triple-A Round Rock.
West gave up three earned runs on six hits and a walk in four innings of relief for Texas. The 25-year-old right-hander has been pretty good this season at the Triple-A level and may get another shot soon. Jul 21 - 3:32 PM

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Rangers recalled RHP Matt West from Triple-A Round Rock.

West, 25, owns a 3.13 ERA and 38/10 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Jul 10 - 4:25 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Matt West to High-A Myrtle Beach.

West missed nearly all of the 2013 season following Tommy John surgery and has accumulated just 47 1/3 career innings since being converted from infielder to pitcher. The Rangers still think he has upside, but the 25-year-old is going to need to move quickly.
Mar 7 - 2:52 PM

Rangers activated RHP Matt West from the 60-day disabled list.

West, 23, didn't pitch at all this season because he was in rehab mode from Tommy John surgery. He'll attempt to get his career back on track next year.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Matt West to High-A Myrtle Beach and RHP Roman Mendez to Double-A Frisco.

West is out until midseason while recovering from Tommy John surgery, while Mendez is a nice relief prospect but one that isn't close to being big-league ready.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Rangers prospect right-hander Matt West (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

West, 23, hasn't pitched at all this season due to elbow problems. Unfortunately 2013 will also be a lost year for him.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 07:10:00 PM

Rangers' prospect right-hander Matt West (elbow) is scheduled to resume throwing next week.

West was shut down during spring training after spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The Rangers are hoping he'll be able to avoid Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHPs Matt West and Wilmer Font to Class A Myrtle Beach.

The Rangers also reassigned right-hander Fabio Castillo to minor league camp. West is currently rehabbing a sprained ligament in his elbow while Font missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 03:24:00 PM

Matt West sprained the UCL in his right elbow and will be shut down for six weeks of strengthening.

West made the transition from third baseman to power reliever in 2011 and posted a combined 3.00 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 24 relief appearances between Low-A Spokane and High-A Myrtle Beach. If no significant progress is determined after six weeks, Tommy John surgery will likely become the next option.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 03:53:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Matt West from High-A Myrtle Beach.

West, who turns 23 next week, made the transition from third baseman to power reliever this season, posting a 3.00 ERA and a stunning 35/1 K/BB ratio over 27 innings between Low-A Spokane and High-A Myrtle Beach. The 2007 second-round pick sits in the mid-90s with his fastball and could improve his stock even more in 2012.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 01:58:00 AM

MLB suspended infielder Matt West for 50 games after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

West, a second-round pick in this year's draft, hit .301/.397/.388 in 103 at-bats for the Rookie AZL Rangers. He'll be sidelined into next May.
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 04:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
3Chris Gimenez
4Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Jake Smolinski
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Martin Perez
9Luke Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Robbie Ross
5Scott Baker
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Jon Edwards
10Lisalverto Bonilla
11Spencer Patton
12Roman Mendez
13Michael Kirkman
14Anthony Bass