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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas that he has had preliminary talks with Colby Lewis' agent about a new contract.

After missing the entire 2013 season following hip surgery, Lewis logged 170 1/3 innings this season, but he did so with a 10-14 record and a 5.18 ERA. It probably won't cost much to bring him back.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sep 29 - 5:55 PM

Matt Harrison (back) is expected to begin throwing in January.

Harrison needed spinal fusion surgery in early June and the Rangers aren't sure what to expect from him going forward. There's a chance his career his over.
Sep 29 - 12:11 PM

Martin Perez (elbow) is scheduled to begin a throwing program in November.

Perez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-May and probably won't be an option for the Rangers' rotation until June 2015. The 23-year-old left-hander owns a 4.13 ERA in 213 2/3 career innings.
Sep 29 - 12:09 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he is comfortable with the idea of Robinson Chirinos serving as the team's everyday catcher next season.

Chirinos played pretty well down the stretch this summer in that role, batting .261/.343/.455 with four home runs in 26 games between August and September. The 30-year-old can keep the seat warm for top prospect Jorge Alfaro, who could reach the majors by late 2015 and take over starting catcher duties in early 2016.
Sep 29 - 9:40 AM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that interim manager Tim Bogar, as well as pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple-A manager Steve Buechele will receive interviews for the team's managerial vacancy.

The Rangers have performed well down the stretch under the leadership of Bogar, leading many to speculate that he would be the permanent successor to Ron Washington. The Rangers will also consider "a few external candidates" according to Daniels.
Sep 28 - 7:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 in Sunday's season finale against the Athletics.

Andrus finished the year on a bit of a high note, collecting two of the Rangers' six hits against A's starter Sonny Gray. Andrus had a down year by his standards, in part due to his surroundings on an injury-riddled Rangers club. The 26-year-old finishes hitting .263 with 27 steals and 72 runs scored.
Sep 28 - 6:24 PM

Nick Martinez allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Making his final start of the year, Martinez gave up just four hits without walking a batter. The A's got to him for two runs in the second inning and his counterpart, Sonny Gray, threw a complete-game shutout, saddling Martinez with the loss. The 24-year-old certainly wasn't expected to contribute 140 1/3 innings this season, and he ends the year 5-12 with a 4.55 ERA. Better days should be ahead for Martinez.
Sep 28 - 6:07 PM

Derek Holland (migraine) will not start Sunday's game against the Athletics.

Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar indicated after Saturday's game that Holland would get the ball if the game had playoff implications (which it does). However, the lefty is still ailing. It's possible he could be available in relief. Nick Martinez will start as scheduled.
Sep 28 - 11:46 AM

Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar indicated after Saturday's game that Derek Holland (migraine) will start Sunday if the game has meaning.

After the Athletics' loss and Mariners' win Saturday, it does indeed have meaning now. Holland was scratched from Saturday's outing with a migraine headache, but he's evidently feeling better. Nick Martinez is currently scheduled to start. The Rangers should officially announce a decision before long.
Sep 28 - 8:51 AM

Neftali Feliz nailed down his 13th save of the season in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.

Feliz gave up a one-out single to Nick Punto in the top of the ninth, but pinch-runner Billy Burns was cut down trying to steal second base. Feliz then issued a two-out walk to Coco Crisp, but Jonny Gomes struck out swinging to end it. Feliz has a superb 1.99 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 31 2/3 innings this season, and he's 13-for-14 in save opportunities.
Sep 27 - 11:40 PM

Scott Baker yielded two earned runs over four innings Saturday in a spot start against the A's.

Baker was an emergency plug-in after Derek Holland had to be scratched with a migraine headache. The right-hander pitched pretty well considering. He'll finish 2014 with a 5.47 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 80 2/3 innings (seven starts and 18 relief appearances).
Sep 27 - 11:34 PM

Derek Holland has been scratched from his final regular-season start Saturday against the A's due to a migraine.

Scott Baker will take the mound in Holland's stead. Because Baker is a right-handed pitcher, the A's may have to adjust their starting lineup accordingly. Holland is 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 24/4 K/BB ratio in five starts (34 1/3 innings) for the Rangers this season after returning in early September from knee surgery. He could pitch Sunday if he's over the headache.
Sep 27 - 7:17 PM

Leonys Martin swiped his 31st base of the season as the Rangers fell to the Athletics on Friday in Arlington.

Martin went 1-for-4 at the dish and drove home a run with an RBI groundout in the fifth inning. He's done a nice job in his first full season with the Rangers, slashing .276/.327/.368 with seven homers and 39 RBI.
Sep 26 - 11:25 PM

Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Athletics on Friday.

It has been a very tough season at the plate for the young shortstop, hitting just .260/.312/.331 with two homers, 41 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He has also been caught stealing a league-leading 14 times.
Sep 26 - 11:22 PM

Nick Tepesch was hammered in Friday's loss to the Athletics, giving up five runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Tepesch also issued four walks while striking out two. The A's broke the game open in with a three-run uprising in the third inning, capped off by a solo homer from Josh Reddick. Tepesch finishes the season with a 4.36 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 56/44 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. His strong finish to the season should give him a leg up on the competition for one of the final spots in the Rangers rotation heading into the 2015 season.
Sep 26 - 11:18 PM


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