Player News - Rangers

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Joey Gallo matched a career high with three hits in three at-bats with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-2 win against the Athletics.

All of Gallo's hits were singles, including a bunt against the shift. He was able to bump up his average from .204 to .229 with the three-hit game. Gallo is still a liability to fantasy owners in the batting average department despite the three-hit game, but it has been nice to see him developing a more discerning eye lately. Since April 17 he has a walk in seven of his past eight games, and he has struck out just once over his past five outings.
Apr 26 - 1:03 AM

Keone Kela worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts for his fourth save of the season Wednesday against the A's.

Kela has been clean in eight of his nine appearances, allowing three earned runs April 20 in a non-save situation for his only ugly outing of the season. He has converted all four of his save chances and he is a dependable closer in AL-only and deeper mixed fantasy play.
Apr 26 - 12:58 AM

Doug Fister allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Athletics.

Fister was making his first start since April 9 due to a strained right hip. He had a season high in pitches at 105, so it was good he didn't have any restrictions in his return from the 10-day disabled list. However, he was shaky and will need to cut down on his free passes if he wants to go deeper into games. His next scheduled start is set for Wednesday in Cleveland opposite Corey Kluber.
Apr 26 - 12:55 AM

Tim Lincecum (blister) is headed to Arizona to begin a throwing program.

Lincecum will begin the program on Friday and throw in Arizona while the Rangers on the road. If everything goes as planned, the right-hander could begin a rehab assignment on May 6. That would put him on track to be activated in late May, which is when he'll be eligible to be activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Apr 25 - 11:36 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Matt Bush to Triple-A Round Rock.

Bush is sent down to make room for Doug Fister, who was actived from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday. The 31-year-old reliever has struggled mightily with his command as of late; as seen in his 9 walks in 11 1/3 innings for the Rangers this year. This could be a quick trip to Triple-A for the right-hander, but until he starts throwing more strikes, he's tough to trust as a fantasy hurler -- especially without the added benefit of saves.
Apr 25 - 4:23 PM

Rangers recalled OF Ryan Rua from Triple-A Round Rock.

Rua is piling up the frequent flyer miles, as he's now been called up to the Rangers three times in the month of April. He replaces Adrian Beltre, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strain of his left hamstring. The 28-year-old outfielder has an OPS of just .475 in his 18 games with Texas this season and offers very little fantasy value.
Apr 25 - 4:20 PM

Rangers placed 3B Adrian Beltre on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Beltre strained the hamstring while hustling out a single in the eighth inning against the Athletics on Tuesday. The Rangers called up outfielder Ryan Rua to take his place. Beltre has been a quick healer in his career, and assuming there are no setbacks in his rehab he should be back with Texas in a couple of weeks.
Apr 25 - 4:16 PM

Adrian Beltre is not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Athletics.

Beltre was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain on Tuesday after running down the line on an RBI single against the Athletics. He hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, but a trip to the 10-day DL could be in the cards for the 39-year-old. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will play third in Beltre's place.
Apr 25 - 4:08 PM

Rangers activated RHP Doug Fister from the 10-day disabled list.

Fister is back on the roster and he'll start on Wednesday against the Athletics. He has an ERA of 3.95 in his three starts with the Rangers before being placed on the disabled list with a right hip strain.
Apr 25 - 4:04 PM

Cole Hamels dropped to 1-4 after allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday against the A's.

Hamels allowed two runs or fewer for the third time in six starts. His stuff has degraded, so at this point, two runs for six innings is about the best anyone should hope for when he starts. He can keep his team in games, but with such a mediocre team around him, it's not going to get him many wins.
Apr 24 - 11:25 PM

Ronald Guzman went 0-for-4 on Tuesday and is 6-for-33 with 11 strikeouts since his callup.

Guzman was likely to have a little while longer anyway, but especially in light of Adrian Beltre's injury tonight, he'll keep serving as the Rangers' primary first baseman. If he's still struggling 10 days from now, perhaps a change could come.
Apr 24 - 11:20 PM

Adrian Beltre has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.

Beltre will be reevaluated Wednesday, but this has disabled list written all over it. The veteran third baseman suffered the hamstring strain while running down the first base line on an RBI single in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Athletics.
Apr 24 - 11:11 PM

Adrian Beltre left Tuesday night's game against the A's with an apparent injury.

Beltre hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning but pulled up hurt at the first base bag and immediately headed for the clubhouse. There should be more information after the game. It looked like a left hamstring or calf injury.
Apr 24 - 10:56 PM

Tony Barnette (shoulder) is scheduled to face live hitters on Tuesday.

Barnette may rejoin the Rangers' active roster by the end of this week if a minor league rehab assignment is deemed unnecessary. The 34-year-old reliever was placed on the disabled list April 17, retroactive to April 15, with minor inflammation in his right shoulder.
Apr 24 - 4:05 PM

Tim Lincecum (blister) is throwing to hitters on Tuesday.

It sounds like Lincecum should be ready to join the Rangers' bullpen when first eligible at the end of May. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list March 29 after developing a blister on his throwing hand early in spring training and then got transferred to the 60-day DL on April 15, though there hasn't been a setback.
Apr 24 - 4:02 PM


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