Player News - Rangers

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Adrian Beltre clubbed his 32nd home run of the season as the Rangers fell to the Athletics on Sunday afternoon in Oakland.

Beltre's solo shot in the seventh inning was the extent of his club's offense in the ballgame. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-3. The 37-year-old is in the midst of another outstanding season, slashing .300/.359/.523 with 32 home runs and 101 RBI.
Sep 25 - 6:40 PM

Colby Lewis was annihilated in Sunday's loss to the Athletics, surrendering seven runs on seven hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

The right-hander also walked one in the abbreviated outing. All of the damage came after working a scoreless first inning, with the final dagger coming on a two-run blast off the bat of Ryon Healy. The Rangers had hoped to get Lewis right down the stretch in preparation to use him in the playoff rotation, but he has been a disaster since his return from the disabled list. He'll take his final turn of the regular season on Saturday against the Rays.
Sep 25 - 6:39 PM

Yu Darvish twirled seven shutout innings Saturday in a win over the Athletics.

He finished with nine strikeouts while limiting the A's to two hits and one walk. Darvish was lights out from the opening pitch. At one point he retired 11 batters in a row with four strikeouts during that stretch. The only hits he allowed were singles. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Darvish after getting pounded for seven runs in his last start, which also came against Oakland. Darvish will toe the rubber one more time before the playoffs Friday against Tampa Bay.
Sep 24 - 8:17 PM

Elvis Andrus clobbered a pair of home runs Saturday in the Rangers' win over the Athletics.

He tied a career-high with four RBI. Andrus was the only offense the Rangers needed in a 5-0 win. Both of his blasts came off A's rookie Raul Alcantara. The 28-year-old is having his best offensive season. His .299 average, eight homers and 68 RBI all represent new career-highs. Saturday was the first multi-homer game of Andrus' career.
Sep 24 - 8:08 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister announced Saturday that Derek Holland has been moved to the bullpen.

He'll work out of the pen over the final week-plus of the season to see if he can be an option there for the club in the playoffs. The 29-year-old southpaw owns a 5.04 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 67/35 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings with the Rangers this season.
Sep 24 - 2:38 PM

Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) took batting practice against live pitching on Saturday.

The Rangers are very hopeful that Choo will be active for the start of the ALDS, and it's not inconceivable that he could return in time to get a few at-bats before the end of the regular season. He has been on the shelf since August 17 due to a fractured left forearm.
Sep 24 - 2:14 PM

Adrian Beltre, Rougned Odor and a host of other Rangers are getting the day off for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Beltran, Ian Desmond and Mitch Moreland are taking a seat as well. The Rangesr have already clinched the division title in the American League West, the only thing left to play for is home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Expect to see their regulars sporadically receiving rest over the final week and a half.
Sep 24 - 1:37 PM

Cole Hamels blanked the A's for seven innings and struck out seven in a win Friday.

Hamels' Cy Young hopes died with three bad starts these last three weeks, but he's still 15-5 with a 3.30 ERA for the season. The win tonight was his first since Aug. 25.
Sep 24 - 1:19 AM

Adrian Beltre reached 100 RBI by hitting his 31st homer Friday against the Rangers.

It's been like 2004 again for Beltre these last couple of months. He reached 30 homers for the first time since 2013 and 100 RBI for the first time since 2012. He didn't play well enough in the first half to justify MVP consideration, but he's been pretty awesome of late.
Sep 24 - 1:16 AM

Rangers recalled LHP Andrew Faulkner from Triple-A Round Rock.

Faulkner has put up a 7.94 ERA across eight relief appearances with the big club this season. He'll be relegated to mop-up duty.
Sep 23 - 4:52 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jeremy Jeffress is expected to rejoin the Rangers in Oakland on Friday.

Jeffress was arrested on suspicion of DWI last month and chose a stay in rehab over a suspension. He should officially be activated later Friday and may be eased back into high-leverage situations initially.
Sep 23 - 8:26 AM

Derek Holland gave up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

The Rangers announced eight days ago that they were shifting Holland to the pen, but he's made two starts since. He's probably not going to be in the postseason rotation, and he needs to show something in relief if he's going to be carried in the bullpen.
Sep 22 - 12:26 AM

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Angels in Wednesday's loss.

Beltran has 28 homers, putting him just two away from his fifth career 30-homer campaign. He's also hitting .299, so he could bat .300 for the fifth time in his career, too.
Sep 22 - 12:24 AM

Nomar Mazara hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the fourth inning to help the Rangers edge the Angels 5-4 on Tuesday.

Mazara actually finished 2-for-3 with the two-run bomb that gave the Rangers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The homer was his 20th of the season, and he's got 62 RBI and 56 runs scored to go with a .273/.326/.434 line. Tigers starter Michael Fulmer may be the favorite to claim the American League Rookie of the Year honor, but the 21-year-old Mazara will certainly garner some votes as well.
Sep 21 - 12:29 AM

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Gomez once again served as a sparkplug atop the Rangers' lineup, leading off the first and third innings with hits and scoring the team's first two runs of the game. He's now got multiple hits in four straight contests to bring his average up to .276 since joining the Rangers in late August. His revival in Arlington will make the 30-year-old one of the more fascinating players to watch come draft season next spring.
Sep 21 - 12:21 AM


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