Michael Roth, who starred at South Carolina before beginning his professional baseball career, is headed back to the big leagues.
The Texas Rangers promoted the former Gamecocks All-American from Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
“I’m really excited about joining the Rangers,” Roth said. “I’m looking forward to becoming a part of this team and helping them any way that I can.”
Roth will join South Carolina standout Sam Dyson in the Rangers' bullpen. Dyson is currently serving as the team's closer.
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Roth appeared in 22 MLB games with the Los Angeles Angels in 2013-14, going 2-1 with a 7.79 ERA.
He spent all of last season in the minors, going 9-9 with a 4.85 ERA, before signing with the Rangers this offseason.
Roth was 7-3 with a 2.66 ERA in Triple-A this season before being promoted.