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Michael Roth poised to head back to minors

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Michael Roth (53) allowed three home runs on Monday.
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Michael Roth (53) allowed three home runs on Monday. USA TODAY Sports

Michael Roth’s latest stint in the big leagues lasted just a few days.

The Texas Rangers on Tuesday designated the former Gamecocks All-American for assignment after promoting him from Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday. If Roth clears mandatory optional waivers, he’ll be optioned back to Round Rock.

Roth threw 82 pitches and allowed six earned runs in 3.2 innings of work Monday in a 12-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He struck out three and allowed 10 hits, including three home runs.

Roth appeared in 22 MLB games with the Los Angeles Angels in 2013-14, going 2-1 with a 7.79 ERA.

He was in the Cleveland Indians in 2015. 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.

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