Rangers relief pitcher Joakim Soria says he feels ready after back-to-back relief appearances in rehabilitation work at Double A Frisco.
Soria, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, was back in Arlington on Friday, though he hasn't been informed about the next step.
He could be activated or the team might want to prescribe another rehabilitation assignment.
Soria threw only six and eight pitches in setting down Arkansas hitters in order in one inning of work each on Wednesday and Thursday.
Ramirez to start Sunday
Manny Ramirez will make his first start for Triple A Round Rock on Sunday, a team spokesman said.
The Rangers signed Ramirez, 41, sight unseen to a one-year minor-league contract on Wednesday.
Ramirez hit .352 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs in 49 games playing in Taiwan.
He last played, sparingly, with Oakland's Triple A affiliate.
McClellan going to Frisco
Kyle McClellan has accepted an assignment to Double A Frisco, team officials said.
McClellan's preference was Frisco rather than Triple A Round Rock because he has a house in the area.
He could have refused assignment and asked for his outright release.
The right-hander, who was coming off shoulder surgery that ended his 2012 season several months prematurely, was 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in seven relief appearances with the Rangers. He had allowed runs in each of his last four games.
No improvement for Baker
Jeff Baker said he has been unable to test his injured right thumb since a cortisone injection on Monday.
Baker is still hopeful that he'll regain range of motion and resume baseball activities in the coming days. He suffered a setback while trying to take batting practice last weekend.
-- John Henry and Drew Davison