Rangers transferred OF Drew Stubbs from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Eric Surkamp on the 40-man roster. Stubbs has been sidelined for a little over a month with a left toe sprain.
Rangers claimed LHP Eric Surkamp off waivers from the Athletics; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Surkamp was recently designated for assignment by the Athletics. He'll provide some left-handed depth for his new club.
Matt Moore fired seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.
It was an impressive start against a good lineup. Moore allowed just three hits, all of them singles in the sixth inning. But he managed to wiggle out of the jam and keep the Red Sox off the board. The southpaw walked a pair and struck out six in the victory and now sits at 4-5 with a 4.67 ERA on the year. He’ll try to keep the momentum going in a start against the Angels next week.
David Price struck out 10 batters, but took the loss after allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Rays.
Price surrendered a solo homer to Brandon Guyer in the second inning before giving up a three-spot in the third. The southpaw appeared to have righted the ship recently, but he has given up 10 runs in his last two starts while seeing his ERA increase from 4.24 to 4.74 in the process. On the bright side, Price leads the American League with 120 strikeouts. He’ll get the Rangers next.
Xavier Cedeno tossed a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Cedeno struck out one batter and worked around a leadoff single by David Ortiz. The Rays had a four-run lead at the time, so it wasn’t a save chance, but the southpaw could be the preferred option in the ninth inning while Alex Colome (biceps) is sidelined. Erasmo Ramirez and Matt Andriese are also in the mix.
Brandon Guyer (hamstring) returned from the disabled list by going 2-for-4 with a homer and an RBI double in Wednesday’s win over the Red Sox.
Guyer took former teammate David Price deep for a solo shot in the second inning before plating another run with a double in the third. The 30-year-old is now batting .277 with seven homers and an .868 OPS in 41 games this season. He still does most of his damage against southpaws, but he’s capable of providing some value in deeper mixed leagues.
Brad Miller went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Miller got the start despite lefty David Price on the hill and still managed to have a nice day. Tim Beckham went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and hasn’t really hit anybody this season, so we could see more of Miller against left-handers in the future.
Gavin Floyd is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks with a partial tear of his lat muscle.
In other words, there's a pretty good chance that he's done for the year. His bad luck on the injury front continues. Floyd has been a useful bullpen piece at times this season, posting a 4.06 ERA and 30/8 K/BB ratio over 31 innings.