Rockers’ Barraclough has contract purchased by Texas Rangers

HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point Rockers right-handed pitcher Kyle Barraclough has had his contract purchased by the Texas Rangers. Barraclough will report to Texas’ Class AAA team in Round Rock, Texas.

This is the second consecutive year in which Barraclough’s early season success as a Rocker has led to a contract purchase by an MLB team. In 2023, Barraclough appeared in seven games for the Rockers including two starts, going 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA. He reported to Boston’s Class AAA club at Worcester, Mass. before being called up to the Red Sox in August.  This year, Barraclough has made two starts for the Rockers, going 1-1 while allowing just two runs and six hits over nine innings of work along with 12 strikeouts.

“Kyle is a great example of why the Rockers and the Atlantic League exist,” said Rockers President Pete Fisch. “We are here to give players an opportunity to reach Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League has provided the platform for Kyle to excel.”

Barraclough becomes the 31st player to have his contract purchased by an MLB organization. Five former Rockers players have reached the Majors including SS Tyler Ladendorf, LHP Alberto Baldonado, RHP David Robertson, RHP Jake Petricka and Barraclough.