â†µThis is what happened to Darren O’Day yesterday, a relief pitcher who was picked up by the Rangers after being slapped with the dreaded “designated for assignment” tag by the Mets. He received the call from his agent that Texas had claimed him around lunchtime, and was on a plane for Toronto, where the Rangers were playing last night, within two hours. Once on the ground in Canada, this happened: â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥"I got off the plane in the eighth inning and had to go through customs and all that jazz," O'Day said. "The traveling secretary was texting me back and forth. We originally planned to go to the hotel and he said 'Go to the field, we might need you.' I got here, got on a uniform and went out there." â†µ
â†µOn the bright side, he did it while wearing the jersey of pitcher Kason Gabbard, so I’m sure his teammates didn’t even notice the difference. Other than the fact that Gabbard is a left-handed over-the-top pitcher and O’Day is a side-arming rightie. â†µâ†µ
â†µ(Image via BLS) â†µâ†µ
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