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Nick Martinez struggled versus the Mariners, allowing five runs on six hits over five innings in Tuesday's loss.

He walked four and recorded zero strikeouts in the ugly outing. After not recording more than three punchouts in any of his first 11 starts, Martinez had whiffed 23 across his last 22 frames coming into tonight. Safe to say the good vibes have vanished. The rookie right-hander falls to 3-10 with a 5.31 ERA. Martinez pitches in Houston on Sunday.
Aug 27 - 1:04 AM

Neftali Feliz worked a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Rangers' 2-0 win Monday over the Mariners.

The 26-year-old still hasn't recaptured the raw stuff he had prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery -- and maybe he never will -- but the overall results are encouraging. Feliz owns a 2.82 ERA and 0.94 WHIP but has struck out merely 14 batters in 22-plus innings. The right-hander is 7-for-8 in save opportunities.
Aug 26 - 1:16 AM

Daniel Robertson finished 1-for-3 with two walks in Monday's 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

He's 3-for-8 with three doubles and six walks over his past four games. Robertson continues to be a sneaky play in deeper AL-only formats that count on-base percentage. Robertson brings no power to the party -- zero homers -- but is batting .289 with a .358 OBP.
Aug 26 - 1:12 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

Rangers purchased the contract of C Tomas Telis from Triple-A Round Rock.

The 23-year-old backstop has hit .319/.353/.434 with five homers, 49 RBI and eight stolen bases in 104 games between Double- and Triple-A this season. He figures to share the catching job with Robinson Chirinos down the stretch.
Aug 25 - 8:15 PM

Rangers recalled OF Michael Choice from Triple-A Round Rock.

Choice has batted just .177 with eight homers and a .565 OPS over 219 plate appearances this season with the big club. He'll play regularly against left-handers over the final month.
Aug 25 - 8:13 PM

Rangers placed OF Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur in his left elbow.

Choo will undergo season-ending surgery later this week. It's a sour ending to what has been a disappointing first year in Texas for Choo, who hit just .242/.340/.374. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract.
Aug 25 - 8:12 PM

Derek Holland (back) will rejoin the Rangers' rotation next week.

Holland will make one final rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday before being activated next week if all goes well. The left-hander has been on the shelf all season following offseason knee surgery and has posted a 4.30 ERA over his first five rehab outings. Fantasy owners should probably see how Holland looks for his first start or two before activating him.
Aug 25 - 8:07 PM

Shin-Soo Choo will have season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow.

Choo has dealt with the bone spur since spring training and the issue has apparently gotten worse recently. He could have the procedure as soon as Friday if he can get over a cold in the next few days. Choo has also been nagged by an ankle injury for most of the season, which has no doubt contributed to a disappointing .242/.340/.374 batting line. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract.
Aug 25 - 7:38 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels indicated in a radio interview with KRLD-FM/105.3 "The Fan" on Monday that Yu Darvish (elbow) is unlikely to pitch again this season.

The Rangers initially expressed optimism that Darvish would be able to return from the DL when he's first eligible, but they have backed off any such timeline in recent days. While he's only dealing with mild inflammation in the elbow, the Rangers are out of contention and there's no reason to rush him back with just a month to go in the season. "With everything else we’ve dealt with and how important he is, we’ve said once he’s completely asymptomatic and the doctor clears him, we’d get another scan and then if everything is clear, we’d get him back pitching," said Daniels. "By the calendar and how close to the end of the season we are, I don’t know that it will allow him to pitch again."
Aug 25 - 4:41 PM

Rangers signed C J.R. Towles to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Towles spent the first five months of 2014 with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League, batting .292/.411/.519 with 11 home runs in 67 games. He hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2011.
Aug 25 - 10:45 AM

Neftali Feliz threw a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Rangers' 3-1 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Feliz rebounded from allowing two home runs on Wednesday by taking care of the Royals with relative ease. He gave up a two-out single to Raul Ibanez, but Feliz got Lorenzo Cain to ground out to end the threat. The right-hander has been mostly good in his return from Tommy John surgery, owning a 2.95 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and six saves through 21 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 24 - 7:11 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

Chirinos had a run-scoring single in the third inning. He's got 33 RBI in 79 games played this year, batting .232/.278/.409. Sunday's trade of Geovany Soto clears the way for more playing time for Chirinos down the stretch, but he's not an option outside of deep AL-only leagues.
Aug 24 - 7:04 PM

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Beltre has an impressive five-game streak of collecting two hits. In that span, he's got three doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. The hot stretch has Beltre's line up to .327/.381/.506, and he remains among the American League leaders in batting average and OPS.
Aug 24 - 7:01 PM

Scott Baker limited the Royals to one run over five innings in a win on Sunday.

Baker gave up five hits, with a Billy Butler solo home run counting as the only run against. The win was his first in five starts and his second win overall this season. He's mostly been a spot starter for the Rangers, so it's unclear if or when he will get another start.
Aug 24 - 6:54 PM


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