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Martin Perez completely fell off the rails in the second inning Tuesday, serving up eight runs without recording an out in a loss to the Yankees.

Perez cruised through the first inning, allowing a baserunner due to catcher's interference but otherwise getting through it unscathed. That was not the case in the second, when he gave up seven hits -- including three doubles -- and a HBP before being removed. Two more inherited runs scored after Perez left the game. Perez carried a 4.91 ERA into the contest, but he left with a 10.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP through three starts. An interleague matchup with the Giants is in store on Sunday.
Jul 29 - 12:50 AM

Rangers prospect OF Lewis Brinson went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a double on Monday for High-A High Desert.

That’s back-to-back four-hit games for the 21-year-old center fielder, who’s batting .336/.417/.608 with 11 home runs, 21 doubles, seven triples and 13 steals through 62 games this season in the California League. Meanwhile, Brinson has been insanely hot in July, with a .416/.491/.798 batting line, 20 extra-base hits (five home runs) and 18 RBI in 23 games. The only thing keeping him from a late-season promotion is Double-A Frisco’s already-loaded outfield of Ryan Cordell (.849 OPS), Nick Williams (.843 OPS), Nomar Mazara (.803 OPS) and Zach Cone (.810 OPS).
Jul 28 - 1:59 PM

Matt Harrison surrendered six runs in six innings, taking the loss on Monday versus the Yankees.

Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run off of him in the third inning and Alex Rodriguez drilled a solo shot in the sixth. He then allowed a walk, a double, and a two-run single before exiting with no outs in the seventh. Overall, Harrison yielded six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He's allowed six runs in two of three starts since coming off of the disabled list. He'll try to rebound in his next start at home against the Giants.
Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

He's slated for three rehab outings, as he'll go to Double-A Frisco for his second start and then back to Round Rock for his third. Assuming all goes well, Holland should rejoin the Rangers' rotation at that point. He's been on the shelf nearly all season due to a subscapular strain in his left shoulder.
Jul 27 - 5:04 PM

Rangers activated RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Ohlendorf is over his groin injury, but the Rangers decided they had a better use of a 40-man roster spot. He should get another shot elsewhere.
Jul 27 - 4:53 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Phil Klein from Triple-A Round Rock.

Klein has put up an 8.25 ERA in eight appearances -- two starts -- this season. He'll be used in long relief.
Jul 27 - 4:49 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Anthony Bass to Triple-A Round Rock.

Bass has really struggled this month with a 5.23 ERA. Phil Klein has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Jul 27 - 4:47 PM

Rougned Odor went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

Odor notched an RBI single in the third inning off Angels starter Andrew Heaney, then waited until the ninth to do further damage. At which point, he launched a two-run homer off Huston Street. The bomb was his eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 34. He's now homered in three of his last four games and is hitting .271/.339/.486. Since returning from a month-long stint in Triple-A after some early season troubles, he's been absolutely murdering the ball.
Jul 26 - 7:25 PM

Nick Martinez struggled in Sunday's loss to the Angels, yielding four runs on six hits over five-plus innings.

Two of the six hits Martinez allowed left the ballpark, as Mike Trout launched a solo shot off the pitcher in the first inning and C.J. Cron touched him up for another solo homer in the fourth. He was pulled after walking Conner Gillaspie to open the sixth inning. The walk was one of three he issued on the day, to go against five strikeouts. The 24-year-old right-hander's made two starts since being recalled from Triple-A on July 20 and has allowed 11 runs in nine innings during this second crack at the rotation. That his ERA still sits at 3.99 is a testament to how well he was pitching when the team first called him up. At 47-50, the Rangers should be motivated to find another starter at the trade deadline unless they've completely given up on the season.
Jul 26 - 7:11 PM

Rangers OF prospect Nomar Mazara extended his hitting streak to six games Saturday for Double-A Frisco.

Mazara's two-run blast in the fourth was his 12th of the season. He now ranks sixth in the Texas League with 50 RBI and is seventh with 152 total bases. The 20-year-old has shown remarkable consistency this season. His batting average in the second half (.284) is only four points lower than what he posted during the first half (.288).
Jul 26 - 5:34 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers currently view Yovani Gallardo as a secondary option if they are unable to land Cole Hamels or David Price.

It's a near certainty that the Rangers deal the right-hander before next week's deadline, and they may not be able to wait for the rest of the pitching market to play out before pulling the trigger.
Jul 26 - 4:17 PM

Wandy Rodriguez is expected to start on Wednesday or Thursday against the Yankees.

Rodriguez was recently moved to the bullpen, although he's yet to make a relief appearance. The Rangers would like to trade him, but there might not be much interest given how inconsistent he's been of late.
Jul 26 - 2:24 PM

Rougned Odor went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Rangers' 7-6 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Odor opened the game's scoring with a solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago in the top of the first inning. He later doubled, drew a hit-by-pitch, and scored a run. The young second baseman has been on fire since returning in mid-June from a month-long stay at Triple-A.
Jul 26 - 12:59 AM

Yovani Gallardo allowed five earned runs in four innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Texas won the game with a three-run top of the eighth inning. Gallardo was very little help, coughing up eight hits and three walks in a crucial showcase start. The 29-year-old right-hander is one of the more talked-about players on the trade block and could be done in a Rangers uniform. His ERA is back above 3.00.
Jul 26 - 12:53 AM

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday.

He'll take a day off with the Angels throwing left-hander Hector Santiago. Ryan Rua is starting in left field.
Jul 25 - 5:07 PM


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