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Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios (thumb) is back in the lineup Wednesday, starting in right field and batting third in the order.
Impact: Scratched from Tuesday's contest due to a right thumb bruise, Rios came on later in the game to pinch-hit, striking out in his lone at-bat. The thumb had been bothering Rios for the last few days, but it appears one night off was all he needed for the condition to improve.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Adduci is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Marlins.
Impact: With Alex Rios (thumb) returning to the lineup and no DH spot available, Adduci will head to the bench to accommodate him. Adduci is batting a woeful 2-for-41 (.049) so far in August.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odor went 2-for-5 and a run scored at the dish in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.
Impact: Odor hit his ninth double of the season in the seventh inning, and came around to score on the play when Giancarlo Stanton misplayed the ball in the outfield. The 20-year-old will take runs any way he can, as his proximity low in the lineup has afforded him few scoring opportunities since his early-May promotion from Double-A Frisco.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Martin went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.
Impact: Martin has picked up his offensive output in the last week, but it's only resulted in the speedster collecting two stolen bases during that time. The downturn in the Rangers' offense seems to have dampened Martin's season numbers, as he's well off his 2013 pace in stolen bases, runs and RBI despite posting a virtually identical triple-slash line.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mikolas gave up three runs on eight hits over three innings Wednesday against the Marlins. He struck out six batters and didn't factor into the decision in the 4-3 extra-inning loss.
Impact: This wasn't a bad start if compared to Mikolas' 10-run debacle against the Rays his last time out, but there's still little to get excited about here. With a 7.48 ERA and a 6.0 K/9 IP rate over 49.1 innings this season, Mikolas isn't exactly making a strong case to be a member of the Rangers' 2015 rotation.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that he's "backing off" his announced intent for Darvish (elbow) to pitch Aug. 25 against Seattle, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: The skipper said last Friday that he had been given no indication that Darvish would need more than the minimum 15 days required his DL stint, but he backtracked Tuesday, saying simply "I don't know what's going to happen there." Darvish has not thrown in the week since he hit the DL, and while the team has not suggested the right-hander is dealing with anything more significant than the original diagnosis of inflammation, Darvish's status for a return is completely up in the air at the moment.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltre (leg) will be evaluated in the coming days, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Werth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: The Rangers were forced to pull Beltre off his rehab assignment last month with the 24-year-old lacking burst on the basepaths, and he left a rehab game Friday with renewed soreness in his leg. The team will get a better idea of where Beltre stands with the evaluation, but it's looking like he may be in danger of missing the rest of the season.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a bruised right thumb, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: This is the first word of any sort of thumb injury to Rios, but the issue has reportedly been lingering for several days now. Consider him day-to-day until the team provides additional information. Jim Adduci will occupy left field in his absence.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pena was released from his Triple-A contract Monday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Impact: Pena struggled with the Rangers in 18 games, batting just .136 with the club. The 36-year-old first baseman hit better at the minor league level, however, batting .297/.350/.500 at the level over 20 games, but it wasn't enough for the Rangers to keep him around.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rosales went 2-for-4 with a walk-off single to give the Rangers a 3-2 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Impact: Rosales has been one of the Rangers' best hitters this season, posting a .320 batting average in 50 at-bats. He has eight hits in an August that has seen him bat .364. It was his fourth multi-hit game of the month.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tepesch allowed two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out one in seven innings in the Rangers' 3-2 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Impact: Despite throwing only 52 of his 91 for strikes, Tepesch stranded eight baserunners in the outing. He's allowed four runs in three starts in August, lowering his ERA to 4.15 on the season. It's a good sign for the 25-year-old, who posted a 6.15 ERA in July.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltre (leg) left his rehab game Friday with soreness in his ailing leg, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.
Impact: Beltre has been on the disabled list since the beginning of the season, but has been on multiple rehab assignments since June. It's unclear if he will play with the major league club this season, but the team likely won't rush him back into action considering they are no longer vying for a playoff spot.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Adduci is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.
Impact: Adduci will take a seat for Sunday's series finale following a 1-for-23 stretch at the plate over the past nine games. He will give way to Shin-Soo Choo in left field Sunday.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Martin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.
Impact: Martin will take a five-game hitting streak with him to the bench. Over that span, he has gone 10-for-20 but has no RBI and just three runs scored to show for it. Dan Robertson will start in center field and bat ninth for the Rangers on Sunday.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Choo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Angels on Saturday night.
Impact: The blast was the 12th of the season for Choo, who had previously homered Sunday against the Astros. For Choo, strikeouts have been an issue throughout the season, and he's currently on pace to post the highest strikeout rate of his career (24.9 percent).
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Andrus went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Angels.
Impact: The 2014 campaign has been a disappointing one for Andrus, and a good share of the decline in production is connected to the various injuries that have depleted the Texas lineup. Still, he's just 21-for-33 on the basepaths, and his OBP appears to be settling in to the .320-.330 range, rather than the .340-plus marks he carried from 2010-12.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewis fanned 10 but allowed five runs on 10 hits over six innings against the Angels on Saturday night in a losing effort.
Impact: The five runs were the most that Lewis has allowed in a start since he coughed up 11 against the Halos in his final start before the All-Star break on July 10. He's lined up to face the Royals on Friday in Arlington for his next scheduled start.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltre went 4 for 4 with two RBIs in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Impact: Beltre had been 9 for 43 (.209) over his previous 12 games.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carp is out of the lineup Saturday versus the Angels, Rangers VP of Communication John Blake reports.
Impact: Since returning to action Tuesday following a brief absence due a tight groin, Carp has recorded two singles and two walks in 13 at-bats. He'll hand off first base to J.P Arencibia, who is batting sixth in the order.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Holland (knee) will remain in the minors making rehab starts until rosters expand in September, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Those hoping for more than a handful of starts from Holland down the stretch won't welcome this news, though he should get regular starts for the final month.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltre picked up four singles and two RBI in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Angels.
Impact: Batting just .209 (9-for-43) over his past 12 games, Beltre broke out of his recent slump with a 4-for-4 effort Friday night. Despite the Rangers' struggles as a team, the veteran third baseman is putting up another outstanding campaign as he is leading the team in most offensive categories.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Martinez tossed six innings Friday night, giving up four runs, six hits and a walk while striking out six in a 5-4 loss to the Angels.
Impact: Though this was not a terrible effort, Martinez continues to put up lackluster results for the Rangers. The rookie right-hander is now 1-5 over his last seven starts, as he has struggled to a 7.08 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 34.1 innings during that stretch. Obviously, Martinez holds little, if any, appeal in all fantasy formats.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers purchased right-hander Jon Edwards' contract from Triple-A Round Rock and sent Robbie Ross back to the minor leagues.
Impact: Texas announced the move Friday, a day after Ross (2-5) had been recalled from Round Rock and gave up six runs in 4 1-3 innings in a loss to Tampa Bay.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers purchased right-hander Jon Edwards' contract from Triple-A Round Rock and sent Robbie Ross back to the minor leagues.
Impact: A converted outfielder, Edwards was 2-3 with a 4.41 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 34 relief appearances combined for Double-A Frisco and Round Rock. Edwards was originally drafted by St. Louis as an outfielder out of nearby Keller High School in 2006. He spent five seasons in the Cardinals' organization, and is looking to make his major league debut.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rangers manager Ron Washington said Friday that he expects Darvish (elbow) to return to the rotation Aug. 25 against the Mariners, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Whereas Darvish created some doubt as to his short-term outlook Thursday, saying "I don't want to go out there and risk my future," Washington was clear in his desire to get the right-hander back as soon as possible. Washington said that he has been given "no indication that it would be more than 15 days" for Darvish, who has been diagnosed with just mild elbow inflammation. The Rangers will be able to get by without a fifth starter in the interim.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Arencibia is out of the lineup again Friday against the Angels.
Impact: Friday will mark Arencibia's third straight game out of the lineup, as it appears he is starting to lose playing time at first base. Given his .175 batting average with the club and his 1-for-22 performance at the plate over his last six starts, it wouldn't be surprising if his playing time continues to be cut.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ross was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
Impact: Ross was recalled to start Thursday against the Rays, but struggled in his outing, allowing six runs on eight hits over just 4.1 innings. The question now becomes who will take Yu Darvish's next couple turns in the rotation as he recovers from an elbow injury.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ross surrendered six runs and eight hits in just 4.1 innings against Tampa Bay on Thursday. He walked two batters and struck out three.
Impact: A majority of the damage Ross allowed came on a pair of two-run homers, not that he pitched well otherwise. The 25-year-old lefty was demoted to Triple-A Round Rock in late June, but was called up to take Yu Darvish's spot in the rotation. Although Ross been mediocre this season, even at Round Rock, he's likely to make at least a couple of starts, as the Rangers don't have many other options.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers have optioned Adcock to Triple-A Round Rock, making room on the roster for the expected return of Robbie Ross.
Impact: Adcock had a 4.50 ERA in seven relief appearances for the Rangers since getting called up July 24.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Darvish has been diagnosed with mild elbow inflammation, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.
Impact: An MRI confirmed the original diagnosis of elbow inflammation for Darvish, who will wait until the pain subsides before resuming a throwing program. The Rangers reportedly don't think the issue is a long-term concern, and Darvish suggested he could pitch through the injury but he just doesn't want to risk his future. Regardless, it's uncertain whether Darvish will return this season.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moreland (ankle) has shed his cast and may be able to remove his walking boot in five weeks, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.
Impact: It sounds like Moreland is progressing well in his recovery from June 23 ankle surgery, but he has no intention of returning in late September. He should have a relatively normal offseason and be back to full health by spring training.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Adcock was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
Impact: His banishment to the minors clears the way for the promotion of Robbie Ross, who will take over Yu Darvish's (elbow) spot in the rotation. Adcock had given up five earned runs over 10 innings out of the Texas bullpen.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Arencibia is out of the lineup Thursday vs. the Rays.
Impact: With Alex Rios forced to man the DH spot as he recovers from an ankle injury, Arencibia will lose out on the remaining starting nod at first base to Mike Carp for the second straight night.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ross was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday and will take the hill against the Rays.
Impact: The left-hander will be replacing Yu Darvish in the rotation, after elbow inflammation forced the Rangers ace to the DL on Wednesday. Ross supplied an unsightly 4.78 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 49 innings as a starter with the Rangers earlier this season, making him a fairly unreliable rotation option at this time.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mikolas was shelled by the Rays on Wednesday, coughing up 10 runs on nine hits, including three home runs in a 10-1 loss.
Impact: Mikolas had shown signs of turning around a horrible season with two solid starts in a row before this stinker. On the year, the right-hander is 1-5 with a 7.71 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. Look elsewhere for quality innings. Mikolas faces the Marlins on Tuesday.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Darvish has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right elbow.
Impact: The move was retroactive to Sunday, a day after he allowed six runs and nine hits over four innings in a loss at Texas. The Rangers said Darvish didn't have any issues during that game, but felt tightness when throwing on the side Monday.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Darvish (elbow) will undergo an MRI, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.
Impact: The Rangers understandably want to know the full extent of Darvish's injury before deciding on a course of action, so they'll send him for additional testing Thursday. GM Jon Daniels said he doesn't think the ligament is involved. Darvish was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with what has been tentatively labeled elbow inflammation, and Robbie Ross will be recalled to start in his place Thursday.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ross will start Thursday against the Rays, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.
Impact: Elbow inflammation has pushed ace Yu Darvish to the DL, and Ross will be up to take his turn Thursday. Ross has struggled mightily in 18 appearances (nine starts) with the big club this season (5.61 ERA, 1.65 WHIP), but the Rangers don't have many alternatives should Ross continue to struggle, so he'll likely stick in the rotation.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Darvish was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with right elbow inflammation, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.
Impact: Darvish reported feeling soreness while playing catch Monday, and with the way this season has gone for the Rangers, it's hardly a surprise that they've decided to shut him down for the time being. He'll be eligible to return Aug. 25, but it's too early to tell whether he'll be ready by then. Robbie Ross will start in his absence Thursday.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Martin collected four hits in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Impact: The Texas outfielder had been 1 for 18 over his previous six games and 6 for 54 since July 24, so temper your expectations.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Arencibia is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Rays.
Impact: Arencibia has made some occasional noise since his July 17 call-up with a few home run binges, but he's fallen into his usual bad habits in recent contests. He's reached base just once in his last four games, spanning 16 plate appearances. There's a good chance that Mike Carp eventually displaces him as the team's top first base/DH option within the next week.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: An MRI was ordered after Rios aggravated an ankle injury during Sunday's game, and while the results were never formally disclosed, it's clear nothing too serious was found. He was able to pinch hit in Tuesday's game and will return to the lineup Wednesday to take on right-hander Chris Archer. However, Rios will serve as the designated hitter in his return, suggesting he's still not quite at 100 percent.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Scheppers (elbow) said Tuesday that he'll be a reliever in 2015, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Even if he doesn't throw his hoped-for bullpen session before season's end, Scheppers appears ready to put himself in a situation to succeed. That certainly wasn't the case this year, as he posted a horrendous 9.82 ERA, 1.909 WHIP and 1.63 K/BB in 18.1 innings across four starts. His relief outings weren't much better -- four runs on four hits and two walks to go with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings -- but bad health was really the bane of his existence in 2014.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gimenez accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.
Impact: The Rangers boast three capable catching options on the 25-man roster -- Robinson Chirinos, Geovany Soto and J.P. Arencibia (in a pinch) -- meaning Gimenez likely won't return to the majors until rosters expand in September, barring an injury. In any case, Gimenez will reside at Round Rock as organizational depth.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios (ankle) remains out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rays, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.
Impact: Rios underwent an exam on his right ankle Monday, but the results have yet to be revealed. Sitting for the fourth time in five contests, he'll hand over right field to Shin-Soo Choo, while J.P. Arencibia slots in as the DH.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carp (groin) is back in the lineup Tuesday versus the Rays, John Blake of the Rangers' official site reports.
Impact: After leaving Saturday's game due to a tight left groin, Carp sat out Sunday, before receiving a pinch-hit opportunity Monday, inducing a walk in the process. On Tuesday, he'll cover first base and bat third.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltre was one of the few Rangers who managed to reach base against the Rays, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Impact: Beltre now has a four-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. The third baseman continues to be a one of the league's top hitters, batting .321 with 17 home runs and 62 RBI.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewis was hurt by subpar defense Monday, allowing five runs (two earned) in five innings Monday.
Impact: Lewis has nobody to blame but himself, committing an error and walking four in the losing effort. The veteran had been coming off three strong starts before Monday. Lewis sees the Angels this weekend.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios (ankle) could be back in the lineup as early as Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Rios underwent an MRI on his right ankle Monday night, but the results apparently show nothing more serious than the presumed sprain. There's a chance manager Ron Washington could still give him a precautionary day of rest Tuesday, but it appears the outfielder is in line for a return at some point early this week.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Profar (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a throwing program, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: This is just one step of many for Profar, but it represents the first positive news out of his camp for quite some time. If all goes as planned, he'll take the field during the Arizona Fall League shortly after the conclusion of the MLB regular season.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltre went 2 for 4 with his 17th home run in a 6-2 win at Houston on Sunday.
Impact: Beltre is hitting .313 with three home runs and eight RBIs over his last 13 games.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Soto will not start Monday vs. the Rays, the second straight game he's been out of the lineup.
Impact: Soto was activated from the DL on Friday, starting the first two games of the Rangers' series with the Astros. However, Robinson Chirinos has since garnered the most recent two starts behind the dish, and it looks like the backstops could be in the midst of a battle for regular at-bats at the position.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios will undergo an examination on his injured ankle Monday evening, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: After sitting out two games, Rios attempted to play Sunday but aggravated his ailing right ankle. The upcoming evaluation should shed light on his stay on the pine, including if a DL stint is required. If that comes to fruition, it would also certainly cool the market for any trade suitors interested in making a deal for Rios before the waiver deadline expires. In Rios' place, Shin-Soo Choo is covering right field, and J.P Arencibia hits in the three-hole.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Holland (knee) will make at least one more rehab start Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Holland will likely require one more additional rehab start after Thursday, though nothing has been set it stone. Those in weekly formats can safely sit him this week, however.
Sun. Aug 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Rios was out of the lineup Tuesday with a mildly sprained right ankle.
Impact: The slugger should be back Wednesday for his fantasy owners.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios left Sunday's game after aggravating an ankle injury and will be reevaluated Monday, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Rios has been dealing with the injury to his right ankle since late July, but remained in the lineup until Friday, when he aggravated the injury. He attempted to play Sunday, but appears to have suffered another setback. He is officially listed as day-to-day, but his situation will be clarified after he is reevaluated Monday.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carp (groin) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Impact: Carp will take the day off after leaving Saturday's game with a groin injury. He is officially listed as day-to-day at this point, but the team should clarify his situation in the near future.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odor is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Impact: Odor will take a five-game hitting streak with him to the bench, but he has only one hit in each of the games and has only those five hits in his last 26 at-bats. Adam Rosales will start at second base and bat fifth for the Rangers on Sunday.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Adduci is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Impact: Adduci has been struggling at the plate as of late, collecting just two hits in his last 20 at-bats. He will get a breather Sunday in favor of Dan Robertson, who will play left field and bat ninth for the Rangers.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios (ankle) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Impact: Rios missed the previous two games after aggravating his right ankle, but appears healthy enough to return to the lineup Sunday for the series finale against the Astros. He will bat third for the Rangers on Sunday.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios (ankle) is out of Saturday's lineup against the Astros.
Impact: Rios missed Friday's contest after aggravating a right ankle injury that appears to be lingering into Saturday as well. Jim Adduci will slide over from left field to play right Saturday, while Mike Carp will take his place in left to complete the outfield.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chirinos is out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros.
Impact: Chirinos will get his second day off in a row with Yu Darvish on the mound Saturday. Geovany Soto, who was activated and started behind the plate Friday, is again catching and batting eighth Saturday.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rangers manager Ron Washington said that Rios (ankle) will start Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Sitting for the second straight day Saturday, Rios wasn't used after Mike Carp (groin) left early with an injury of his own. Rios' expected return could shift Jim Adduci to left field for Sunday's series finale with Houston.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Darvish struck out seven and walked four while giving up six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits over four innings in a losing effort Saturday night.
Impact: Saturday's start marked the fifth time in the last 10 outings that Darvish has allowed four or more runs. By all accounts, he's healthy, so there's little reason to be concerned in that regard, but the bullpen protecting his leads and offense providing his run support leave plenty to be desired. He'll make his third attempt at collecting win No. 11 on the season Thursday against the Rays in Arlington.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Holland (knee) tossed three shutout innings while striking out four in his third rehab start Saturday.
Impact: Holland is likely two starts away from being fully stretched out, as the Rangers limited him to 49 pitches Saturday. Still, the early returns have been encouraging as he's pitched well in two of his three rehab appearances.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carp left Saturday's game with tightness in his left groin, Rangers VP of Communication John Blake reports.
Impact: There is no immediate word regarding his availability for Sunday's game, but Carp is officially listed as day-to-day with the ailment.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gimenez is able to sign with any team after clearing waivers Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The 31-year-old catcher has been with the Rangers this year, but it seems that he may be on the move. He'd be a good addition to a team that's lacking behind the plate, although he's spent the majority of the last two years in Triple-A.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cotts (2-6) took the loss on Friday against the Astros, allowing three runs on four hits in one inning pitched.
Impact: It wasn't a pretty sight as Cotts gave up an eighth inning, two-run homer to outfielder Robbie Grossman, while also allowing one more runner to cross the plate. Cotts, who was supposed to be part of the Rangers' plans for late-inning situations, seems to be pitching his way out of save chances. Cotts' ERA jumped up to 3.73 on the season.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mikolas took a no-decision on Friday against the Astros as he gave up one run on four hits in five innings, while walking three and striking out four batters.
Impact: It took Mikolas (6.57 ERA) a total of 105 pitches to get through five innings, but he pitched fairly well and should've walked away with a win if not for Neal Cotts' eighth inning meltdown. Mikolas has now had solid results in three of his last four starts and will next take the mound Wednesday against the Rays.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rosales (.342/.419/.632) scored a run on Friday night as he went 2-for-4 with one of his hits being a ninth inning double off of Astros closer Chad Qualls.
Impact: It's been an nice mini-run for Rosales as he's gone 8-for-12 with two homers, five runs scored and four RBI over his last three games played for the Rangers - not bad for a guy not getting everyday at-bats. Rosales, who got the start at first base on Friday, has now played played four different positions this season (1B, 2B, 3B and SS) while also garnering DH at-bats.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Arencibia hit his eighth homer of the season on Friday facing the Astros, as he went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.
Impact: Although Arencibia is only hitting a measly .195 on the year, he's managing to make the most of his hits. Since being called up on July 18 and getting inserted as a regular starter with the Rangers, Arencibia has smacked seven homers, scored 10 runs and driven in 22 RBI while raising his seasonal batting average from .143 to .195.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers have activated catcher Geovany Soto from the disabled list and he is in the lineup for Friday night's game against Houston.
Impact: Soto has been out since straining his right groin on July 21. He's played just three games this year after missing the first part of the season following surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee in March. Soto hit .375 in five rehabilitation games at Triple-A Round Rock.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Soto (groin) has been activated from the 15-day DL and is back in the starting lineup Friday night against the Astros.
Impact: In his return, Soto will bat seventh for the Rangers in a lineup that features J.P. Arencibia as the No. 3 hitter and DH for Texas on Friday.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rios is not in the lineup Friday, due to an aggravated right ankle injury, the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports.
Impact: He is available off the bench Friday, but isn't expected to start for at least a couple days. He dealt with an ankle injury in late July, and while it's not clear how he aggravated it, the injury would help explain why he has been so mediocre of late. He has just three hits -- all singles -- over his last 26 at-bats, so hopefully a couple days off will help get him back on track. Shin-Soo Choo will start in right field Friday.
Thu. Aug 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Gimenez has been removed from the paternity leave list and designated for assignment.
Impact: Gimenez went on paternity leave Monday, and remained on that list for the maximum three days. The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Gimenez to the minor leagues.
Thu. Aug 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gimenez was reinstated from the paternity list and designated for assignment Thursday.
Impact: Gimenez will likely be replaced by Geovany Soto on the roster in the near future, as he is targeting Friday as his return date. The Rangers also have J.P. Arencibia available if a catcher is needed before Soto returns.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Arencibia was 3 for 5 in a 16-0 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night, finishing a triple short of the cycle.
Impact: Arencibia has hit six homers with 20 RBIs over his last 17 games since having his contract selected from the minors.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltre hit his 16th homer of the year in a 16-0 blowout of the White Sox on Tuesday.
Impact: Beltre has driven in eight runs over his last 11 games and owns a .404 on-base percentage in that span.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rosales went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI in the Rangers' win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Impact: The blasts came against Chris Sale and Daniel Webb, and ultimately supplied all of the runs for the Rangers on a day where Nick Tepesch delivered 5.2 shutout innings. Most of Rosales' playing time will continue to come on the wrong side of a platoon when the Rangers face left-handed starters.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tepesch tossed 5.2 scoreless inning in a winning effort Wednesday against the White Sox.
Impact: The improbable victor in a duel with Chris Sale, Tepesch pounded the strike zone (55 of his 79 pitches were strikes) and stayed ahead of hitters throughout Wednesday's start. As the Rangers' rotation currently lines up, Tepesch will have two turns next week including a Tuesday home start against the Rays before a second home start Sunday (August 17) against the Angels.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Feliz struck out both batters he faced Wednesday to earn his fourth save of the season.
Impact: Following a hiccup in his last appearance Sunday, Feliz settled down and was sitting between 93-95 mph with his fastball. The ninth-inning job in Texas is Feliz's to lose, and he'll need to continue throwing his fastball in the mid-90s in order to push his strikeout rate up from the current 4.5 K/9 mark.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odor is out of the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox.
Impact: Odor will take a seat Wednesday with the left-handed Chris Sale on the mound following nine straight starts at second base. He will yield the start to Adam Rosales, who will bat sixth fof the Rangers.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Martin is not in the lineup Wednesday for the series finale against the White Sox.
Impact: Martin was out of the lineup Tuesday as well, something that is worth noting given his .206/.265/.270 with one RBI, six runs, and one stolen base in 63 at-bats in the second half. Dan Robertson is again starting in center field and batting ninth for the Rangers.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Choo slugged his 10th home run of the year and added a double in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Impact: Even with Tuesday's fine performance, it been mostly a struggle of late for Choo, as he is 8-for-41 in his last ten games. Choo has not adjusted to life well in Texas, as he possesses a mediocre .238/.345/.363 slash line in 391 at-bats this year. His .708 OPS at the moment would represent the lowest mark of his career, excluding his injury-shortened 2007 season where he had only 17 at-bats and his abbreviated 2005 season where he logged just 18 at-bats.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chirinos slammed his 10th and 11th home runs of the year in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. He finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored.
Impact: Chirinos has shown he has some pop in his bat this year, as his 11 home runs and .432 slugging percentage in 229 at-bats can attest to. However, Chirinos is just batting .240 on the year, while sporting a measly .279 OBP.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltre slugged his 16th home run of the year, while going 1-for-4 with two walks, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
Impact: In a tumultuous season for the Rangers, Beltre has remained their one constant. Beltre now owns a fabulous .322/.372/.512 slash line in 379 at-bats. In fact, his .884 OPS is tops in the major league among third basemen.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Arencibia had another fantastic night at the plate Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a walk, a homer, a double and four RBI in a win over the White Sox.
Impact: Granted it was not the two-homer, seven-RBI outburst like last Tuesday's performance against the Yankees, Arencibia still got the job done Tuesday. Arencibia has been mostly hit or miss this year and went 2-for-12 in between the two big outings. He now possesses a mediocre .198/.261/.421 slash line in 121 at-bats this year.
Wed. Aug 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lewis pitched a complete game shutout against the White Sox on Tuesday, giving up just six hits and one walk, while striking out seven batters to improve to 8-8 on the year.
Impact: In a season that has gone terribly wrong, it was nice to see Lewis pitch his best game of the year Tuesday. Lewis still has an ERA well north of five and an unsightly 1.65 WHIP, although to his credit, he has now tossed three straight quality starts. His next start is scheduled for Monday at home against Tampa Bay.
Tue. Aug 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Martin is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the White Sox in Chicago.
Impact: Martin hasn't exactly lit it up in the second half, slashing .206/.265/.270 with one RBI, six runs and one stolen base in 63 at-bats. Nevertheless, he'll yield center field to Daniel Robertson, who is batting ninth.
Mon. Aug 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers have added outfielder-first baseman Mike Carp to their 25-man roster. Gimenez was placed Monday on the paternity list, where he can be up to three days.
Impact: The moves were made before the Rangers' game at the Chicago White Sox, a day after Texas got Carp on a waiver claim from Boston.
Mon. Aug 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers have added Carp to their 25-man roster. Catcher Chris Gimenez was placed Monday on the paternity list, where he can be up to three days.
Impact: Carp hit .198 without a homer and nine RBIs in 42 games this season for Boston. He is a career .260 hitter in 301 major league games with Seattle (2009-12) and Boston (2013-14).
Mon. Aug 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Darvish limited Cleveland to a run and seven hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings on Sunday, but didn't receive a decision in Texas' 4-3 defeat.
Impact: Darvish is 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA over his last four games.
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers have acquired Carp on a waiver claim from the Boston Red Sox. The team announced the move after their 4-3 loss in 12 innings at Cleveland on Sunday.
Impact: The 28-year-old Carp batted .198 with no homers and nine RBIs in 42 games for Boston this season. The lefty hitter was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday. Carp missed more than a month in the middle of the season because of a broken right foot. Carp is a career .260 hitter with 27 home runs and 123 RBIs in parts of six seasons with Seattle and Boston.
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Mikolas had a solid outing Saturday night in Cleveland but took the loss in a 2-0 defeat.
Impact: Mikolas (1-4, 7.29 ERA) allowed two runs, five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out a career-best six. He had an 8.54 ERA in his first five starts this season and yielded eight runs in 4 2-3 innings in his previous outing, a 9-3 loss to Oakland on July 27.
Sat. Aug 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Andrus had two hits in a loss to the Tribe on Friday night.
Impact: Andrus has 12 hits in his last 30 at-bats.
Fri. Aug 1, 2014 | STATS
News: The Texas Rangers purchased Klein's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday and designated left-hander Ryan Feierabend for assignment.
Impact: Klein hasn't allowed a run over his last 35 innings at the minor-league level, which also includes 24 appearances at Double-A Frisco. He is 3-0 with 10 saves and a 0.52 ERA this season, and pitched 18 1-3 scoreless innings in nine games at Round Rock.
Thu. July 31, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltre was 2 for 4 with his 58th RBI of the season in a 3-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Impact: Beltre has driven in a run in a season-best four straight games. His .323 average is the second-highest of his career.