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Miles Mikolas | Starting Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will sell the rights to Miles Mikolas to the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League.
Mikolas has put up some nice numbers in the minors but holds a 5.32 ERA over 37 appearances at the big league level. He should get a nice salary bump in Japan. Nov 12 - 12:01 AM

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Miles Mikolas (shoulder) experienced renewed discomfort the last time he played catch and is unlikely to return before the end of the 2014 season.

With the Rangers long out of contention, there is no reason to push him and risk further injury. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a 6.44 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 38/18 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings (10 starts) on the season.
Sep 14 - 5:06 PM

Miles Mikolas (shoulder) hopes to resume throwing off a mound later this week.

He's resumed playing catch after receiving a cortisone injection in his fatigued right shoulder. Mikolas should return before the end of the season if all goes well from here on out, but it's unclear whether he'll be given any starts.
Sep 9 - 9:29 PM

Miles Mikolas (shoulder) was given a cortisone injection on Thursday.

He'll resume throwing once he's symptom-free of the shoulder fatigue that caused him to miss his last start. Robbie Ross will continue to hold down a rotation spot while Mikolas is out.
Sep 4 - 8:05 PM

Mike Mikolas was scratched from Saturday's start against the Astros due to shoulder fatigue.

Robbie Ross will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to take his place on Saturday. Mikolas, coming off the finest start of his career, will hopefully only need a couple of days of rest before he is able to rejoin the Rangers rotation.
Aug 30 - 12:01 AM

Miles Mikolas painted eight shutout innings, striking out five, in a 2-0 victory Monday against the Mariners.

If Mikolas was Ace of Base, this start, easily the best of his career, would have been I Saw the Sign. Mikolas has been so startlingly inconsistent that very few fantasy owners were able to profit from this gem -- who would have entrusted a pitcher with a 1-5 record and 7.48 ERA with a starting fantasy spot, even in a deeper AL-only league? Mikolas hopes to stay hot in the state of Texas with a scheduled date in Houston set for Saturday.
Aug 26 - 1:09 AM

Miles Mikolas was pounded for 10 runs in six-plus innings by the Rays in Wednesday's loss.

Sure, Mikolas was lit up and left in far too long because of the Rangers' lack of pitching depth, but at least he's drawing a major league salary, something that wouldn't be happening if he pitched for any other organization. He was actually pretty effective his previous two outings, but he's now 1-5 with a 7.71 ERA.
Aug 13 - 11:35 PM

Mike Mikolas delivered his second consecutive strong start on Friday, but had to settle for a no-decision after allowing one run on four hits in his five innings of work.

Mikolas struck out four and walked three on the night. The only damage against him came on a solo homer off the bat of Chris Carter in the fifth inning. Even with a pair of good recent starts, he still owns a troublesome 6.57 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the year. He should be avoided for Wednesday's start against the Rays in Arlington.
Aug 9 - 12:16 AM

Miles Mikolas pitched seven innings of two-run ball on Saturday.

Mikolas was shelled for eight runs his last time out, so this was a nice, if somewhat unexpected bounce back. He struck out six and walked two, but ended up saddled with the loss. Texas simply couldn't score any runs to back him. Even with the sterling effort on Saturday, Mikolas' ERA sits at a ghastly 7.29. He doesn't merit fantasy consideration.
Aug 2 - 11:02 PM

Mike Mikolas was hammered in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over his 4 2/3 innings.

Mikolas also issued four free passes while walking one. The A’s jumped on him with a five-run outburst in the second inning then chased him after adding on another pair in the fifth. He now owns a horrifying 8.54 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 16/9 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings on the year. If he continues to struggle, he may not sustain his spot in the Rangers rotation.
Jul 27 - 10:35 PM

Miles Mikolas limited the Yankees to two runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings Monday to earn his first win as a Ranger.

It looked like it might be another ugly outing for Mikolas when he walked Derek Jeter and then balked him to second on his way to giving up a run in the first. However, he was quite effective from that point on, allowing just three more hits and one walk the rest of the night. Even so, it merely lowered his ERA to 7.48. We still wouldn't suggest picking him up in AL-only leagues.
Jul 21 - 10:57 PM

Miles Mikolas gave up five runs -- four earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

Mikolas has been roughed up in all three of his major league starts and could be headed to the bullpen (or back to Triple-A Round Rock) after the All-Star break. The right-hander yielded nine hits Saturday and walked one batter, watching his ERA climb to 10.05. His WHIP isn't much better at 1.88.
Jul 12 - 10:40 PM

Miles Mikolas was blasted for nine runs and 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings by the Astros on Monday.

Mikolas gave up six singles and a triple during a six-run second inning. He survived that and pitched a scoreless third, but he was done after a couple of little singles and a three-run homer in the fourth. Perhaps Mikolas will get one more chance to impress the Rangers, but if he's going to prove useful in the majors, it's more likely to happen out of the pen.
Jul 8 - 12:37 AM

Miles Mikolas got a no-decision in his first major league start, allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings as the Rangers fell to the Orioles in a rain-soaked game on Wednesday.

Mikolas had made 27 relief appearances for the Rangers over the last two seasons, but this was his first major league start (and his 2014 debut). The right-hander allowed seven hits -- including a solo home run to Adam Jones -- while walking two and striking out four. Mikolas took the place of Joe Saunders, who was designated for assignment, in the rotation. He'll match up against the Astros at home in his next start.
Jul 3 - 12:11 AM

Rangers recalled RHP Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll take the place of Joe Saunders on the active roster and will slide into the rotation to start Wednesday against the Orioles. It will be his first major league start and he's not a fantasy option for the assignment. As a result of the change in the rotation, Nick Tepesch will have his next start pushed back to Friday against the Mets.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jul 1 - 3:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
1B1Nick Evans
2Brett Pill
3Jesus Guzman
4Mauro Gomez
LF1Fred Lewis
RF1Nick Evans
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Miles Mikolas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luis Mendoza