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Kanekoa Texeira | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves signed RHP Kanekoa Texeira to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Texeira, who spent 2012-13 at Triple-A with the Reds, had been with the independent league Bridgeport Bluefish. He'll provide minor league depth. Jun 24 - 9:06 PM

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Reds signed RHP Kanekoa Texeira to a minor league contract.

The Yanks claimed Texeira off waivers from the Royals in late May but weren't pleased with his performance (22.85 ERA in 4 1/3 innings) at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and released him in July. He's never had much big league success and will simply act as organizational relief depth for the Reds.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 03:49:00 PM

Yankees released RHP Kanekoa Texeira.

The Yanks claimed Texeira off waivers from the Royals in late May but weren't pleased with his performance (22.85 ERA in 4 1/3 innings) at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Wed, Jul 6, 2011 05:17:00 PM

Yankees claimed RHP Kanekoa Texeira off waivers from the Royals; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Texeira was designated for assignment last week by the Royals after posting a 5.23 ERA and 1.84 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings for Triple-A Omaha. He's never had much big league success and will simply act as organizational relief depth for the Yankees.
Wed, May 25, 2011 04:39:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Kanekoa Texeira for assignment.

He was cleared in order to make room for Wednesday's starter Danny Duffy on the active roster. Texeira, 25, was sent to the minors last month after posting a 2.84 ERA and 0/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings. He stands a good chance to stick around in the organization.
Wed, May 18, 2011 03:57:00 PM

Royals optioned RHP Kanekoa Texeira to Triple-A Omaha.

Texeira was cleared to make room for Louis Coleman on the active roster. The 25-year-old right-hander had a superficially impressive 2.84 ERA over his first six appearances this season, but also gave up 13 hits and two walks while striking out none.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 02:52:00 PM

Royals activated RHP Kanekoa Texeira from the 15-day disabled list.

Texeira had been out since the end of August with a strained elbow. He'll resume working in middle relief.
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 03:22:00 PM

Kanekoa Texeira (elbow) is expected to be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

Texeira reported no problems while throwing two innings in a simulated game, so he appears ready to go. The right-hander had a 5.30 ERA over his first 16 appearances with the Royals before being placed on the disabled list with an elbow strain in late-August.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 05:33:00 PM

Kanekoa Texeira (elbow) pitched a one-inning simulated game Monday.

Texeira reported feeling fine after the short workout and should be available out of the Royals' bullpen within the next week. The reliever as placed on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow strain in late August.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 10:39:00 AM

Kanekoa Texeira (elbow) felt fine after a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

He'll throw a simulated game Monday before possibly being activated by the end of the Tigers series that concludes on Wednesday, assuming all goes well. The Rule 5 pick hasn't pitched since late August.
Sun, Sep 19, 2010 10:10:00 AM

Royals placed RHP Kanekoa Texeira on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 28, with a right elbow strain.

Texeira, a Rule 5 pick over the winter who was claimed off waivers from the Mariners in June, has turned into a worthwhile no-risk pickup for the Royals. He's posted a 4.64 ERA in 42 2/3 innings for Kansas City and previously produced a 2.49 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over four minor league seasons. The 24-year-old could be back next month.
Sun, Aug 29, 2010 04:36:00 PM

Royals claimed RHP Kanekoa Texeira off waivers from the Mariners.

It's a worthwhile move for the Royals. Texeira, a Rule 5 pick over the winter, was designated for assignment earlier this week after posting a 5.30 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 16 relief appearances with the Mariners. Still, the 24-year-old managed a 2.49 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over four minor league seasons, so there's potential here.
Thu, Jun 3, 2010 02:16:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP Kanekoa Texeira for assignment.

The M's selected Texeira 16th overall from the Yankees in last winter's Rule 5 Draft. He allowed 22 hits over 18 2/3 innings in the big leagues this season, though, and will be free to return to the Bronx soon.
Tue, Jun 1, 2010 08:39:00 AM

Rule 5 selection Kanekoa Texeira pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings out of the pen Thursday versus the Royals.

We’re guessing the Yankees won’t get Texeira back after losing him in the Rule 5 draft. He’s allowed just two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits in 12 innings this spring. Even if the Mariners choose not to keep him, someone figures to pluck him off waivers.
Thu, Mar 25, 2010 07:01:00 PM

Mariners selected RHP Kanekoa Texeira from the Yankees with the 16th pick of the Rule 5 Draft.

Texeira, 23, has a 2.49 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over four seasons in the minors, reaching as high as Double-A. He possesses a pretty good slider, but his command is still iffy, walking 3.8 BB/9 with Double-A Trenton in '09. He was acquired from the White Sox in the Nick Swisher trade last November.
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 11:41:00 AM

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