The Texas Rangers claimed injured left-handed pitcher Edwar Cabrera on waivers from the Colorado Rockies.
Cabrera didn’t pitch last season because of an injured left shoulder, and had surgery July 10. He was on the Rockies’ 60-day disabled list, and was transferred to the Rangers’ 60-day DL.
His only major league action was two starts for the Rockies in 2012. Since signing with Colorado as a free agent in 2008, he has gone 26-21 with a 3.13 ERA in the minors while averaging 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
The Rangers announced the move Wednesday, when they also said infielder Jurickson Profar and outfielders Leonys Martin and Engle Beltre would all play on the same team in the Dominican Winter League. Right-hander Neftali Feliz will be in that league on another team.
White Sox complete deal
The Chicago White Sox say they have acquired two minor-league players and cash from Tampa Bay to complete the deal that sent reliever Jesse Crain to the Rays in July.
The White Sox said Wednesday they acquired left-handed pitching prospect Sean Bierman and infielder Ben Kline, who both played at Class A this season.
The White Sox dealt Crain to Tampa Bay on July 29. He was on the disabled list with a strained shoulder at the time and did not pitch for the Rays.
Baylor back with Angels
Don Baylor is returning to the Los Angeles Angels to be their hitting coach.
The Angels hired Baylor on Wednesday to replace Jim Eppard, who wasn’t retained by manager Mike Scioscia.
The 64-year-old Baylor had been Arizona’s hitting coach for the past three years. He is the former manager of the Rockies and Cubs.
Baylor won the AL MVP award while playing for the Angels in 1979, batting .296 with 36 homers and 139 RBI.
He spent six seasons with the then-California Angels, hitting 141 homers.
Eppard and bench coach Rob Picciolo were let go by the Angels last week when the club confirmed Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto were staying. Third-base coach Dino Ebel was promoted to bench coach.
Darvish makes donation
Yu Darvish has made a $42,000 donation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation to help fund college scholarships.
The Texas pitcher presented the check Wednesday to Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson and founder of the foundation, during her visit to Tokyo. Jackie Robinson wore No. 42, which has been retired by Major league Baseball and won’t be worn by anyone else following Mariano Rivera’s retirement after this season.
Darvish has been home in Japan since the Rangers season ended with a loss to Tampa Bay in the AL wild-card tiebreaker game.
Over 1,400 students have benefited from the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which was founded in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Fame second baseman who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947.
Maryland man charged
Police charged a man Wednesday with trying to carjack baseball great Cal Ripken’s mother in a bank parking lot in Maryland.
Aberdeen police charged Jesse Bowen, 33, of Havre de Grace with attempted armed robbery, attempted armed carjacking, possessing a dangerous weapon, first-degree assault and several controlled substance related charges. Bowen was being held without bond.
A man with a handgun approached 75-year-old Vi Ripken on Tuesday afternoon near NBRS Bank in Aberdeen, a town about 25 miles north of Baltimore, police said. Ripken activated a key alarm and the man left.
Ripken wasn’t hurt and went into the bank to report the crime, Aberdeen police spokesman Lt. Frederick Budnick said. After police identified a suspect from an ATM photo, officers arrested Bowen about two hours later, Budnick said.