In tonight’s series opener in Seattle, King will be in uniform and attempting to make his Major League debut.
On July 24, King was added to the Alternate Training Site, where he spent the previous six weeks working out before joining the taxi squad for this road trip.
He has never pitched in a Spring Training ‘A’ game and has never even pitched in a Summer Camp intrasquad game. It will be his first appearance above the High-A level when he makes his big league debut.
In 19 games/starts with Down East (High-A) and Hickory (A), the Houston native went 3-6 with a 2.40 ERA (26 ER/97.1 IP).
On August 8, 2019, he played in a competitive game for Down East against Carolina (5.0 IP, 1 R-ER). King was drafted in the 10th round of the 2017 June draft out of the University of Houston.
He also pitched at Angelina College and graduated from Sugar Land’s Clements High School.
After being picked from the Alternate Site on August 20, Rivera went 0-for-5 in four games and two starts with Texas. Rivera had spent the season at the Alternate Site after being a non-roster invitee to Rangers Spring Training.
After pitching for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Pete Incaviglia this summer, Latz joins the Alternate Site roster, going 2-1 with a 4.35 ERA (5 ER/10.1 IP) in 6 games/2 starts.
Texas selected Latz in the fifth round of the June draft in 2017.
How Much Does John King Make?
John King makes an annual salary of $714,000.