ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Texas Rangers have recalled outfielder Engel Beltre from Triple-A Round Rock and selected the contract of outfielder Joey Butler from the same team after All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz received a 50-game suspension Monday in Major League Baseball’s drug case.
Cruz will miss the remainder of the regular season. The Rangers also designated infielder Adam Rosales for assignment, three days after adding him on a waiver claim from Oakland.
Beltre joins the Rangers for the second time this season. He hit .300 in 13 games before being optioned to Round Rock on Friday.
Butler, who hit .290 with 10 homers and 44 RBIs in 97 games for Round Rock, is looking to make his major league debut.
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