Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 3 weeks ago

Oviedo was granted his release from the Rangers on Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Shortly after being informed that he would not make the Opening Day roster, Oviedo asked out of minor league deal with Texas, as did Nate Schierholtz earlier in the day. Oviedo, a 33-year-old right-hander, will look to land a major league opportunity on the strength of his 3.69 ERA and 1.36 WHIP from a season ago.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 3 weeks ago

Oviedo has been told he will not make the Rangers' roster out of camp, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Oviedo will now go through the process of deciding whether to accept an assignment to the minors or take his chances elsewhere.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 3 months ago

Oviedo signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Monday that includes an invite to spring training.

Entering his age-33 season, Oviedo is coming off middling 2014 campaign in which he made 32 appearances out of the Rays' bullpen, posting a 3.69 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. He may be used at some point this season by the Rangers, but does not profile as a high-leverage arm.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 9 months ago

Rays designated RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo for assignment.

The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 3.69 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 26/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings with the Rays. It speaks to the depth that they have in the bullpen that they can release a solid veteran bullpen arm. He shouldn't have difficulty latching on elsewhere.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 9 months ago

Juan Oviedo surrendered four runs and seven hits in two innings while finishing out Monday's loss to the Royals.

Oviedo earned a save for the Rays back on June 16, but he appears to be fourth or fifth in line in the closer mix right now, with Jake McGee, Grant Balfour, Joel Peralta and perhaps Brad Boxberger ahead of him. He's not currently worth owning in mixed leagues.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 10 months ago

Juan Oviedo picked up his first save for the Rays on Monday despite giving up a solo homer to Delmon Young in the ninth.

We're not sure whether the original plan was for Jake McGee or Oviedo in the ninth, but McGee was needed in a 3-2 game after Grant Balfour got into trouble in the eight. McGee allowed one of the two runners he inherited to score, resulting in a blown save, and though he preserved the tie, he wasn't brought back out after the Rays scored twice in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead. McGee and Oviedo likely are the favorites for saves for however long the Rays stick with this odd committee they're using. They probably could have made things easier on themselves had they just bypassed Balfour entirely tonight and had McGee or Oviedo start the eighth.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 12 months ago

Rays activated RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo from the 15-day disabled list.

Oviedo will take the spot of C.J. Riefenhauser on the active roster. The artist formerly known as Leo Nunez will work in middle relief for the Rays, but could work his way into the late-inning mix.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 1 year ago

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will be re-evaluated after his next rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

Rays manager Joe Maddon indicated on Monday that Oviedo was about a week away, but it sounds like he could be a possibility for this weekend. The reliever figures to begin in middle relief but could eventually work his way into a setup role.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 1 year ago

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) is "about a week" away from being activated.

Oviedo is recovered from Tommy John surgery, but he got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so his rehab assignment essentially served as his spring training. He should eventually work his way into a setup role for the Rays.

Juan Carlos Oviedo RP TEX 1 year ago

Juan Carlos Oviedo (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Friday.

Oviedo got a late start in camp due to visa issues, so the rehab assignment will essentially be his spring training. He's expected to be added to the Rays' bullpen in mid-April.