SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers pitcher Eric Hurley, who is re-establishing himself as a top prospect, was sent to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday morning.Also sent to the Minors were pitcher Ryan Tucker, first baseman Chad Tracy, infielder Brian Barden, catcher Jose Felix and first baseman Jose Ruiz. Hurley pitched in three games and surrendered just one run over nine innings. He allowed four hits, two walks and struck out five. But he was never really a serious candidate for the rotation because of the time he had missed. Hurley, 25, was the 30th overall pick of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft and the Rangers' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in '06. He has not pitched in a regular season game since July 27, 2008. He missed all of '09 with a torn rotator cuff and had to sit out last season as well because of a broken left wrist that needed three operations to correct.
2010 Spring Training - Texas Rangers
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