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Colby Lewis was hammered for eight runs (seven earned) in five innings en route to a loss against the Angels on Saturday.

Lewis gave up three home runs, pushing his season total to 25. He allowed nine hits in total while walking one and striking out three. With one more start to go, Lewis sits on a 5.34 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and a 126/43 K/BB ratio. Lewis will make his final start at home on Thursday against the Athletics.
Sep 21 - 12:13 AM

Ryan Rua went 4-for-5 with a couple of runs scored in the Rangers' 12-3 rout of the Angels on Friday.

Rua has nine hits in his last four starts, and he's now hitting .320 since his callup, though that comes with no homers and just one walk in 75 at-bats. He remains a long shot to enter next season with a role in the Texas outfield, though he's certainly helped his stock some.
Sep 20 - 1:31 AM

Lisalverto Bonilla picked up a win after allowing two runs in five innings Friday against the Angels.

Spotted seven runs in the first two innings, Bonilla had an easy path to his second big-league victory, though he did walk four along the way. His long-term role is probably in the bullpen, but he'll get one more start next week against the Astros or A's.
Sep 20 - 1:29 AM

Jake Smolinski finished 4-for-5 with an RBI Thursday as the Rangers beat the A's 7-2 to complete a three-game sweep in Oakland.

The Rangers are relishing the role as spoiler, winning six straight against the postseason hopeful Braves and A's. They might actually end up spoiling things for themselves, though: at 60-72, they're on the verge of missing out on the first pick in the draft, having positioned themselves just one game behind the Rockies and two behind the Diamondbacks in the standings. Smolinski is 6-for-13 with a homer in three games since coming off the DL on Tuesday. He'll finish out the season as a regular, but he's only worth playing in AL-only leagues.
Sep 18 - 7:25 PM

Nick Martinez yielded two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a victory over the A's.

Martinez threw just 43 of his 79 pitches for strikes, walking three, but the A's couldn't rally after spotting the Rangers four runs in the first. The 24-year-old Martinez improved to 4-11 with a 4.85 ERA. That comes with an unimpressive 70/55 K/BB ratio and 18 homers allowed in 128 innings.
Sep 18 - 7:22 PM

Ron Washington acknowledged in a press conference Thursday that an incident involving infidelity led to his sudden resignation from the Rangers.

Washington didn't get into much detail and did not take questions from the gathered media. "I was not true to my wife," he admitted in a statement that lasted a little over three minutes. "After 42 years I broke my trust. I'm here today to own that and apologize to those I disappointed ... I look to the future and getting back to the game and my career."
Sep 18 - 2:48 PM

Adam Rosales went 3-for-4 with a steal in Wednesday's 6-1 win against the A's.

He's 6-for-12 (.500) with two walks over his last three games, the past two of which have come against his former team. Which must be sweet. You might recall last year's Rosales transaction shenanigans between these two clubs. If not, here's your primer: The A's DFA'd him on Deadline Day, the Rangers claimed him on August 2, they DFA'd him on August 5, the A's claimed him back on August 8 and DFA'd him on August 10. The Rangers got him back for good on yet another claim two days later. Rosales has surprisingly turned into a productive AL-only player as the season winds down. He's now slashing .297/.371/.445 across 46 games.
Sep 18 - 2:04 AM

Derek Holland had another quality start in Wednesday's no-decision against the A's, surrendering just one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

He struck out five and walked three. Holland has been sensational since returning from knee surgery. He has a 0.99 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 22/3 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep the momentum going on Monday versus Houston.
Sep 18 - 1:57 AM

MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan said it is "increasingly likely" the Rangers will part ways with Alex Rios this winter.

Rios has a $14 million option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout, and with Shin-Soo Choo expected to transition from left to right field there may not be room for Rios on the roster next year. Rios has struggled to a .211 average and .281 slugging percentage in the second half of the season, another thing that could factor into the Rangers' decision to part with the 33-year-old. Rios would likely garner a fair amount of interest on the free agent market if he were to be let go.
Sep 17 - 11:13 PM

Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers against the Angels on Friday.

Bonilla made his first major league start over the weekend, picking up the win against the Braves. With Scott Baker still dealing with a triceps issue, Bonilla will get another turn, this time against the AL West-champion Angels. The 24-year-old isn't much of a streaming option at this point.
Sep 17 - 7:56 PM

Shin-Soo Choo had torn cartilage and a small bone spur removed from his left ankle Wednesday.

Choo should be fully recovered in 6-8 weeks. The 32-year-old already underwent season-ending surgery late last month for bone spurs his left elbow. He'll look to rebound in 2015 from a disappointing first season in Texas where he batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases over 123 games.
Sep 17 - 6:22 PM

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in a 6-3 win versus the A's on Tuesday.

Beltre had gone hitless (0-for-6) in his previous two games. The 35-year-old has only hit one homer since August 11. He is slashing .325/.387/.493 and is on pace for 19 homers and 71 RBI. That'll be his lowest home run total since 2009.
Sep 17 - 1:13 AM

Nick Tepesch yielded three earned runs in six innings Tuesday in a victory over the A's.

Tepesch wasn't impressive -- striking out one and walking two -- but Scott Kazmir languished across the way, allowing him to hang in there for a victory. He hadn't secured one of those since August 6, a string of six starts. Tepesch's overall numbers remain poor (5-11, 4.47 ERA), but he had a 3.89 ERA in seven starts since the beginning of August entering tonight's game. The 25-year-old squares off against the Angels this weekend.
Sep 17 - 1:12 AM

The Rangers are unsure when Alex Rios (thumb) will be ready to return to the lineup.

Rios hasn't played since September 4 due to a nagging right thumb injury and it's possible he won't return at all this season. He did travel with the club on their current road trip, but his status is very much up in the air. With Michael Choice (hamstring) also done for the season, the Rangers started Daniel Robertson in right field Tuesday.
Sep 16 - 10:52 PM

Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his left ankle.

Choo needs the procedure to repair cartilage damage and will be shut down from running for 6-8 weeks. He also had surgery in late August for bone spurs in his left elbow. It was a miserable 2014 for the 32-year-old outfielder, who batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases in 123 games. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract with the Rangers.
Sep 16 - 5:43 PM


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