When Neal Cotts pitches for the Texas Rangers it will be his first big league pitches since the 2009. The talented but injury prone left hander is being called up in the wake of a roster shuffle that started when the Rangers designated Derek Lowe for assignment.
Cotts, 33, has been called up prior to Tuesday game against Oakland. This year Cotts has pitched 23 innings for Triple-A Round Rock where he has compiled a 0.78 ERA and a 42/5 K/BB ratio.
In parts of seven big league seasons Cotts compiled a 10-12 record and a 4.63 ERA while splitting time between the Chicago White Sox and Cubs. His best season came in 2005 when he had a 1.94 ERA in 69 games for the World Series winning White Sox.