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Rangers pitching prospect Dillon Tate didn't make a scheduled start for Short-Season Spokane on Saturday due to right shoulder soreness.

It's unclear at this point how serious the ailment is. Tate, who was the No. 4 overall selection in last month's draft, had made one previous appearance for Spokane.
Jul 5 - 8:53 AM

Josh Hamilton could be placed back on the disabled list with a strained groin.

It's being called a groin strain, but Rangers manager Jeff Banister admitted that Hamilton's "whole lower half" has been an issue since he went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring at the end of May. The results of an MRI Saturday haven't been revealed yet, but it appears Hamilton could be shut down again. "Obviously, we’ll see where he is throughout the night," Banister said Saturday. "We’ll continue to try to manage how he feels. This is a guy we’d like to have for an extended period of time. I’m trying my best to figure this whole thing out with him and what is best for Josh."
Jul 5 - 8:48 AM

Wandy Rodriguez gave up five runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

Rodriguez managed to survive the Orioles earlier in the week, but he's given up 28 hits and eight walks over 14 innings in his last three starts. The Rangers will stick with him, but AL-only leaguers don't have as much reason to do so.
Jul 5 - 1:21 AM

Elvis Andrus went hitless in a fourth straight game Saturday, dropping his average to .237.

Andrus seemed to be heating up last week, but it proved to be a mirage. It'd be one thing if he were still the excellent defensive shortstop he was a couple of years ago, but since he's not, he's a definite problem for the Rangers right now.
Jul 5 - 1:15 AM

Yovani Gallardo will start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

The Rangers are moving him up a day so he can start twice before the All-Star break. With Gallardo starting next Sunday, it's unlikely he'll be picked for the All-Star Game. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run in his last 29 1/3 innings and now owns the American League's fifth-lowest ERA at 2.56.
Jul 4 - 7:58 PM

Delino Deshields (hamstring) will be reevaluated after Saturday's workout.

Deshields recently wrapped up a six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock and is close to 100 percent. He should be activated from the disabled list in the next day or two. Texas has a crowded outfield now with Josh Hamilton, Leonys Martin and Shin-Soo Choo all seeing regular at-bats. Deshields had 13 steals in 48 games before his injury.
Jul 4 - 7:52 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers don't need him now that Matt Harrison is off the disabled list. Though it didn't last as long as he hoped, Gonzalez's first stint in the big leagues was a success. In seven starts, the right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA while limiting opponents to a .220 batting average. He even threw a shutout June 5 at Kansas City. He'll be back with Texas at some point this year.
Jul 4 - 5:51 PM

Matt Harrison's season debut was moved to Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

By pushing Harrison's start to Wednesday, the Rangers are able to get two more starts out of red-hot Yovani Gallardo. Back issues have kept Harrison sidelined since April 2014. Harrison's return bumped Chi Chi Gonzalez from the starting rotation.
Jul 4 - 5:47 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Round Rock.

Ranaudo will serve as the Rangers' long man with Yovani Gallardo set to start Tuesday and Sunday leading up to the All-Star break. Matt Harrison will make his season debut Wednesday against Arizona. Rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez was sent down to Round Rock in the corresponding roster move.

Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

He'll sit out against southpaw Hector Santiago. Ryan Rua will get the start in left field and bat second. Hamilton went 1-for-3 Friday in his first game against the Angels since getting traded earlier this year.
Jul 4 - 5:17 PM

Rangers activated LHP Matt Harrison from the 60-day disabled list.

Harrison will make his long-awaited return to the Rangers rotation on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Harrison has been sidelined since undergoing spinal fusion surgery last June and has made a total of six starts in the big leagues since the 2012 season. He struggled in six starts on his minor league rehab assignment, compiling a 6.23 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 34 2/3 innings.
Jul 4 - 8:36 AM

Rangers designated RHP Neftali Feliz for assignment.

The Rangers needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Matt Harrison who is returning from the disabled list on Saturday, but it seems like Feliz is an odd choice after he fired a pair of scoreless innings on Friday. The 27-year-old should generate interest on waivers.
Jul 3 - 11:39 PM

Ryan Rua blasted his third home run of the season on Friday as the Rangers fell to the Angels.

Rua didn't draw the start in the ballgame, with his lone at-bat coming against Mike Morin in the ninth inning. With the return of Josh Hamilton to the Rangers lineup, he's going to struggle to find his way into the lineup on a nightly basis, especially while hitting just .208/.224/.438.
Jul 3 - 11:23 PM

Chi Chi Gonzalez was hammered in Friday's loss to the Angels, allowing six runs on five hits in just 1 2/3 innings.

Gonzalez also issued a pair of walks while striking out one. All of the damage against him came during a six-run uprising in the second inning. It's the second time in his last three starts that he has allowed six runs, watching his ERA rise from 0.90 to 3.74. He'll look to get back on track on Friday when he takes on the Padres.
Jul 3 - 11:19 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since he went down with a subscapular strain in his left shoulder in early April. There's currently no timetable for Holland's return, but he should be able to begin a rehab assignment before long.
Jul 3 - 5:47 PM

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