Player News - Rangers

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A.J. Griffin yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings in an 8-3 victory over the Royals on Friday.

The only damage was a two-run homer off the bat of Eric Hosmer in the sixth. While Griffin failed to complete six innings, this was his longest start in seven chances since coming off the disabled list last month. It also gave him his first win since April. Still, he struck out just one batter and owns an underwhelming 12/11 K/BB ratio over his last five starts.
Jul 30 - 12:35 AM

Rougned Odor finished 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in a win over the Royals on Friday.

It was the second multi-homer game of his career. The first one was a legitimate blast, but the second just barely eked over the right field fence. But it all counts the same in the box score. He’s now up to 21 homers on the year to go along with 54 RBI, 10 steals, and a .282/.301/.508 batting line.
Jul 30 - 12:34 AM

Jurickson Profar went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and three runs scored Friday against the Royals.

Profar, who batted leadoff, went opposite-field off Edinson Volquez in the sixth. It’s worth noting that he made the start in left field. He previously made four starts at the position in 2013, but this was his first with the Rangers this year. There’s always the chance that Profar could be traded in a blockbuster deal by Monday’s deadline, but his versatility could come in handy for the Rangers down the stretch.
Jul 30 - 12:33 AM

Kyle Lohse has elected free agency.

Not surprisingly, he declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. Lohse allowed 13 earned runs in two starts with Texas and the 37-year-old could be nearing the end of the line.
Jul 29 - 4:24 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Shawn Tolleson to Triple-A Round Rock.

It's been quite a fall for Tolleson, who began the season as the Rangers' closer. He's been knocked around for 12 runs this month to push his ERA for the season up to 7.68.
Jul 29 - 4:20 PM

Cole Hamels struck out 12 while allowing two runs over eight innings, leading the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Royals on Thursday.

Hamels gave up six hits, including a solo homer, and walked one in the victory, throwing a season-high 123 pitches before exiting. It may not be any coincidence that his 12 punchouts were also a season high, giving him 132 strikeouts in 133 1/3 innings on the year. The southpaw improved to 12-2 with his third straight win, and he'll take a 2.84 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into Wednesday's start at the Orioles.
Jul 29 - 12:11 AM

Mitch Moreland hit two solo home runs in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Moreland had Yordano Ventura's number this night, lifting a homer to left-center field in the fifth inning to tie the game before walloping a pitch to deep center in the eighth to give the Rangers the lead. The home runs were numbers 15 and 16 on the year for Moreland, who has started to come around a bit after a slow start to the year. The 30-year-old is batting .237/.303/.453 overall as a result of that poor start at the plate.
Jul 29 - 12:07 AM

Rougned Odor hit his 19th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Odor connected with a Yordano Ventura pitch in the second inning for one of three solo home runs hit by Rangers batters on the evening. He's already surpassed his single-season high for homers, besting the 16 he hit last year with two months still left to play. With 52 RBI, 62 runs scored and 10 steals to go with a .277/.297/.487 line, the 22-year-old could set a number of personal bests before the year is out.
Jul 28 - 11:59 PM

Sam Dyson worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Royals on Thursday to earn his 21st save.

Dyson issued a free pass to Kendrys Morales to lead off the inning but it didn't come back to haunt him, as he recovered to get three straight groundouts to end the game. Dyson is now 21-for-23 in save opportunities this year. The right-hander has a 2.47 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 47 1/3 innings of work overall.
Jul 28 - 11:53 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Nick Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

Dario Alvarez, who the Rangers acquired in a trade with Atlanta earlier this week, was activated in the corresponding roster move. Martinez was lit up in a spot start against Oakland on Tuesday night (4 IP, 6 H, 5 ER) and now carries an uninspiring 7.18 ERA over seven appearances for the Rangers this year. He'll return to Texas when rosters expand in September, if not sooner.
Jul 28 - 4:28 PM

Josh Hamilton (knee) said he expects to be 100 percent healthy by the start of spring training in 2017.

Hamilton underwent surgery for an ACL injury and to repair arterial and meniscus cartilage in his left knee back in June. He is due $28.4 million in 2017, though the Angels are on the hook for most of that.
Jul 28 - 2:46 PM

Yu Darvish held the Athletics to two runs on four hits in six innings and settled for a no-decision on Wednesday.

He struck out six batters and didn't issue any free passes. It was only his sixth start of the injury-plagued season, and the third since coming off the disabled list. He has missed a lot of bats, whiffing 45 batters in 32 innings. His ERA sits at 3.09 as he gets ready to face the Orioles on Tuesday in the first of two starts next week.
Jul 27 - 11:56 PM

Ian Desmond homered and doubled in four at-bats on Wednesday night.

His two-run bomb in the fifth inning was his 20th home run of the season. He is having an excellent bounce-back season with a .308/.359/.527 batting line. He has added 71 runs, 60 RBI and 16 stolen bases as well. He has already matched or exceeded his production totals from last year and still has two months to go.
Jul 27 - 11:40 PM

Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 and scored a run in the Rangers' loss on Wednesday.

One of the hits was a double. The former top overall prospect in baseball is finally healthy enough to help his fantasy owners. He is hitting .296/.349/.414 in 162 at-bats. Having played multiple games at every position except pitcher and catcher this year, his positional eligibility provides a huge boost to his fantasy value. Profar looks set to play pretty much every day moving forward unless the Rangers bring in some competition via trade or promotion.
Jul 27 - 11:35 PM

Rangers designated INF Matt E. Duffy for assignment.

Poor, poor Duffy. He just hasn't a great go of things lately. The Astros designated him for assignment on July 16. He was subsequently scooped up off waivers by the Rangers on July 23, but just four days later, has once again been DFA'ed. The 27-year-old infielder has received only 12 major league plate appearances in his career to-date.
Jul 27 - 7:10 PM


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