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Yu Darvish pitched seven innings of two-run ball to beat the Yankees on Monday.

Darvish had some trouble with Brett Gardner, who homered twice, and Derek Jeter, who came through with three hits, but he was able to shut down the rest of the lineup, striking out eight in the process. He's 10-6 with a 2.90 ERA this year and 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in five career starts versus the Yankees.
Jul 28 - 11:30 PM

Neftali Feliz pitched a perfect ninth on Monday for his second save since being shifted into the closer's role.

That's the good news. Less encouraging is that Feliz's fastball was coming in at 91 mph after often touching 93-95 mph in his previous couple of appearances. It didn't hurt him, but hopefully, it's not a sign of things to come.
Jul 28 - 11:28 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers have received calls on Adrian Beltre.

The Rangers consider Beltre and Yu Darvish virtually untouchable, so it's highly unlikely that those calls will lead to anything. The veteran third baseman is owed $18 million next season while his contract includes a $16 million vesting option for 2016.
Jul 28 - 5:53 PM

Adam Rosales belted his first home run of the season as the Rangers fell to the Athletics 9-3 on Sunday.

Rosales got the Rangers on the board in the second inning by taking a Scott Kazmir offering over the wall in left field for a two-run homer. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .250/.333/.417 with five RBI in his first 24 at-bats on the year.
Jul 27 - 10:35 PM

Adrian Beltre belted his 15th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday.

Beltre finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. He tagged Evan Scribner with a solo shot in the eighth inning, pulling the Rangers to within 9-3. He has been outstanding at the plate again this season, slashing .324/.369/.519 with 15 homers and 55 RBI.
Jul 27 - 10:35 PM

Mike Mikolas was hammered in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over his 4 2/3 innings.

Mikolas also issued four free passes while walking one. The A’s jumped on him with a five-run outburst in the second inning then chased him after adding on another pair in the fifth. He now owns a horrifying 8.54 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 16/9 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings on the year. If he continues to struggle, he may not sustain his spot in the Rangers rotation.
Jul 27 - 10:35 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mariners, Giants, Yankees and Reds are among the teams that have checked in on the availability of Rangers outfielder Alex Rios.

The Blue Jays had been previously reported as a possible suitor for the veteran outfielder, but their interest is said to be fleeting. Rios has six teams on a no-trade list which includes the Yankees.
Jul 27 - 5:02 PM

Derek Holland (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday if he gets through a bullpen session Monday with no issues.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted that the Rangers considered before the second half began shutting Holland down for the season, but they obviously decided against it. The lefty has been out all year following left knee surgery. He should rejoin the rotation in late August if all goes well. "You start thinking about what’s most important," Daniels said. "With that being said, he has worked out so hard to come back. I think there is some benefit to him from a mental standpoint to see the light at the end of the tunnel."
Jul 27 - 12:02 PM

Rangers activated RHP Joseph Ortiz from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Ortiz has been out all season with a fractured left foot, an injury he suffered when he was clipped by a motorcycle over the winter. He'll continue to work on things in the minors.
Jul 27 - 8:49 AM

Rangers transferred 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a paper move, as Kouzmanoff has already missed 60 days following surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. He's hoping to return late this season.
Jul 27 - 8:48 AM

Nick Tepesch left his start Saturday against the Athletics with left knee soreness.

Tepesch pitched six innings before exiting, allowing three earned runs on four hits while striking out two. It's not clear whether the right-hander will be able to make his next scheduled start, and the Rangers probably won't know for sure until early next week.
Jul 26 - 10:09 PM

Rangers outfield prospect Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run for Low-A Hickory on Friday, raising his season line to .263/.350/.464.

Mazara has been a one-man wrecking crew since the beginning of June, hitting .304/.401/.571 with 11 doubles, one triple, and 12 home runs in 48 games. Mazara has the potential to hit .275 with 30 home runs, but will likely be moved along slowly and won't make his major league debut until 2017.
Jul 26 - 11:31 AM

Jerome Williams tossed six innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Athletics on Friday.

Well, we weren't expecting that. Making his Rangers' debut, Williams held the A's to five hits and no walks while striking out five. The only run scored on an RBI single by Yoenis Cespedes in his final inning of work. Williams has likely earned another opportunity, but we're not expecting fantasy relevancy moving forward.
Jul 25 - 11:40 PM

Neftali Feliz notched his first save since 2011 in Friday's win over the Athletics.

Back in the closer role after the Joakim Soria trade, Feliz worked around a hit and a walk to deliver a scoreless ninth inning. The 26-year-old doesn't have the same raw stuff he had prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery, so we're a bit skeptical about his ability to keep the job, but the Rangers don't have much to lose at this point. Pick him up in all formats.
Jul 25 - 11:38 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored Friday against the Athletics.

Andrus entered Friday's action with a lousy .232/.259/.293 batting line this month. The 25-year-old has salvaged some of his value with 20 stolen bases and 51 runs scored, but he remains a major disappointment in fantasy leagues. Of course, a poor supporting cast hasn't helped his cause.
Jul 25 - 11:37 PM


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