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Nick Tepesch was solid through four innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth inning and ultimately took a no-decision as the Rangers fell 4-2 to the Astros on Thursday.

Tepesch got the first out of the fifth but allowed a single and a walk before he was relieved by Roman Mendez after throwing 89 pitches. Mendez loaded the bases after allowing a single, then served up a go-ahead grand slam to Jason Castro, allowing both of Tepesch's runners to score. Overall, Tepesch gave up the two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one batter. He'll take a 4.44 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a 47/34 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start against the Royals in Kansas City.
Aug 28 - 11:29 PM

Jim Adduci is being evaluated for a possible concussion after leaving Thursday's game versus the Astros with a head injury.

Adduci banged his head on the warning track after making a running catch. The Rangers should have an update on his status later Thursday.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Aug 28 - 9:58 PM

Alex Rios (thumb) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Thursday.

Rios wanted to play, but manager Ron Washington elected to hold him out one more day. The outfielder is expected back in action on Friday. Jim Adduci is in right field Thursday in Rios' place.
Aug 28 - 6:13 PM

Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Wednesday for Double-A Frisco.

The home run was Gallo’s 41st of the season and his first since Aug. 17. Even though he’s clubbed 20 bombs in Double-A, the rest of Gallo’s numbers have regressed at the more advanced level, evidenced by his .235/.328/.529 batting line and 109-31 strikeout-to-walk through 64 games. However, that shouldn’t completely detract from the left-handed slugger’s outstanding season, as he still owns a solid .274/.393/.621 batting line to go along with 63 extra-base hits and 101 RBI over 122 games between the High- and Double-A levels.
Aug 28 - 2:49 PM

Leonys Martin went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 12-4 rout of the Mariners.

Martin hit an RBI single in the Rangers' four-run second inning and then singled and scored in the fourth. He capped off his productive afternoon with a two-run homer in the top of the sixth. Martin has not enjoyed the breakout season that many were predicting, but the dynamic 26-year-old is capable of putting up some big numbers down the stretch.
Aug 27 - 6:18 PM

Colby Lewis pitched a complete game Wednesday in the Rangers' defeat of the Mariners.

Lewis gave up four earned runs on seven hits and a walk, but Texas jumped out to a huge lead against Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez and so the Rangers decided to save their bullpen. Lewis is now 9-11 with a 5.44 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season. He'll get the Royals next.
Aug 27 - 6:14 PM

Rangers prospect RHP Jake Thompson allowed three hits and three walks and struck out six batters over 6 1/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday for Double-A Frisco.

Thompson was acquired from the Tigers along with Corey Knebel last month in the Joakim Soria trade. A participant in this year’s All-Star Futures Game, the 22-year-old right-hander has continued to excel since joining Double-A Frisco, posting a 2.93 ERA, .193 BAA and 38-15 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 30 2/3 innings. Overall, Thompson owns a 3.03 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 124-44 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 124 2/3 innings between the High- and Double-A levels. If all goes as planned with his development, Thompson could be ready for his first taste of the major leagues in late 2015.
Aug 27 - 4:46 PM

Alex Rios admitted Wednesday that his bruised thumb is still an issue.

Rios' thumb has been a lingering issue for a while, but it doesn't sound like he plans to miss any more games. "I like to be on the field," Rios said. The outfielder is hitting just .155/.167/.225 this month.
Aug 27 - 2:31 PM

Rangers signed RHP Zach Segovia to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Segovia, 31, had been pitching in the Mexican League. It's merely a depth add for the Rangers as they attempt to fill out the Round Rock rotation for the final days of the season. Segovia hasn't appeared in the majors since 2009.
Aug 27 - 9:01 AM

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


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