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Jake Smolinski returned to action on Saturday July 12.

Jul 13 - 3:56 AM

Miles Mikolas gave up five runs -- four earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

Mikolas has been roughed up in all three of his major league starts and could be headed to the bullpen (or back to Triple-A Round Rock) after the All-Star break. The right-hander yielded nine hits Saturday and walked one batter, watching his ERA climb to 10.05. His WHIP isn't much better at 1.88.
Jul 12 - 10:40 PM

Rangers optioned LHP Aaron Poreda to Triple-A Round Rock.

Poreda has a 5.91 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, and 21 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings of relief this season for the Rangers. The left-hander will probably get another look soon.
Jul 12 - 5:56 PM

Rangers recalled LHP Ryan Feierabend from Triple-A Round Rock.

He's a candidate to start for the Rangers on Sunday in their first half finale against the Angels. It will mark the first time that he's been back in the major leagues since he was a member of the Mariners during the 2008 season.
Jul 12 - 3:54 PM

Nick Tepesch yielded three runs over six-plus innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday.

Tepesch allowed just a solo home run to Mike Trout over his first six innings of work, but he was pulled after he gave up three straight singles to begin the seventh inning. The final run scored after he was replaced by Neftali Feliz. It was a pretty good outing for the most part, as Tepesch allowed no walks while striking out a pair, but the Rangers just couldn't get anything going against Garrett Richards and the Angels' bullpen. He'll finish off the first half with a 4.31 ERA over 10 starts.
Jul 11 - 11:30 PM

Shin-Soo Choo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Friday against the Angels.

Choo has struck out three times in back-to-back games and is hitting just .214 (9-for-42) this month. With a .246/.365/.382 batting line over 88 games, the 31-year-old has been one of the game's most disappointing players during the first half.
Jul 11 - 11:29 PM

Jake Smolinski is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left elbow contusion.

Smolinski was forced to leave Friday's game after being hit by a pitch. The good news is that X-rays came back negative, so he should be good to go in a day or two.
Jul 11 - 9:03 PM

Jake Smolinski was removed from Friday's game against the Angels after being hit by a pitch in his arm.

He'll presumably head for X-rays and the Rangers should provide an update on his status shortly. Daniel Robertson replaced him in left field.
Jul 11 - 8:51 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jerome Williams to a minor league deal.

He'll head to Triple-A Round Rock as depth but has an opt-out clause that he can exercise if he's not promoted in the next two weeks. Williams was released by the Astros earlier this month after posting a 6.04 ERA.
Jul 11 - 4:39 PM

Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under two ounces.

Soto was pulled over for speeding before the marijuana was discovered. He is free on a $500 bail. The Rangers declined to comment on the arrest other than to say they're "aware of the situation." Soto is currently on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from knee surgery.
Jul 11 - 2:44 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that the Angels, Blue Jays and Tigers have been in contact with Rangers regarding Joakim Soria.

The Angels would be the best landing spot for Soria from a fantasy perspective, as he would figure to have the best chance to remain a closer. Soria is making a reasonable $5.5 million this season with a $7 million club option for 2015, so it's no surprise that he's drawing interest. He's put up a 2.76 ERA and ridiculous 40/4 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 11 - 1:55 PM

Colby Lewis was demolished by the Angels' lineup on Thursday, allowing 13 runs (11 earned) in 2 1/3 innings, resulting in a loss.

Lewis entered the start with a 5.51 ERA, which was ugly enough, but it took a serious beating on Thursday. The right-hander surrendered 13 hits and struck out only one, but at least he didn't issue a walk. Lewis, tattered, heads into the All-Star break with a 6.54 ERA, a 1.82 WHIP, and a 73/26 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 11:41 PM

Jake Smolinski singled, doubled twice, scored twice, and drove in three runs as the Rangers were hammered in a loss to the Angels on Thursday.

Smolinski has been on fire to begin his major league career, as he has had back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games in his first three big league starts. The 25-year-old outfielder doubled in two runs in the first inning to cut the Angels' lead to 4-2, and doubled in another run in the ninth inning. In 14 plate appearances, Smolinski has eight hits (including three doubles) and four RBI.
Jul 10 - 11:35 PM

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Rangers were trampled by the Angels on Thursday.

Beltre hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning, but by then, it was too little, too late as the Rangers still trailed 13-4. Beltre has been nearly unstoppable at the plate, as the veteran has 13 home runs, 50 RBI, and a sterling .341/.385/.545 slash line.
Jul 10 - 11:32 PM

Derek Holland (knee) said Thursday that he hasn't been told when he'll begin a rehab assignment.

It was reported Wednesday that he would begin one after the All-Star break. That may very well happen, but the left-hander doesn't know for sure yet. "I haven't heard anything, but the only thing I don't want happen is I'm out there for just two innings and 35 pitches," Holland said. "That better not happen. I have been throwing 80-pitch bullpens." The Rangers are expected to put Holland through more fielding drills over the weekend in order to test his surgically-repaired knee. If that goes well, he seems likely to be cleared to pitch in games.
Jul 10 - 8:24 PM


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