Player News - Rangers

Date: Team: Pos:

Rangers released OF Justin Ruggiano.

Ruggiano was batting .226/.321/.427 with seven home runs over 190 plate appearances this season at Triple-A Round Rock. The 34-year-old outfielder will probably latch on with another organization soon.
Jul 27 - 9:22 AM

Joey Gallo hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

So it begins. Gallo muscled a Sonny Gray pitch to left-center in the fifth inning to get the Rangers on the board. It was his only hit in four at-bats, and he struck out in two of the four at-bats. That's a typical Gallo night, as he'll strike out plenty but he hits it plenty far when he makes contact. The power makes him fantasy relevant, but the propensity to swing and miss makes him a high-risk, high-reward player.
Jul 27 - 12:56 AM

Nick Martinez allowed five runs, including three home runs, over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

Martinez gave up homers to Coco Crisp, Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien, accounting for four of the five runs allowed and three of the Athletics' six hits against him. It wasn't the outing he was hoping for in his return to the bigs, as the start was his first in nearly a month after being sent to Triple-A on July 9. Martinez holds a 7.18 ERA and 1.97 WHIP as a member of the Rangers this year, and it's hard to imagine they'll give him another start given the results.
Jul 27 - 12:46 AM

Joey Gallo is starting at first base and batting sixth on Tuesday night against the Athletics.

Mitch Moreland is at designated hitter and Jurickson Profar is starting at shortstop. Gallo will probably get the majority of his playing time at first base, with Moreland seeing a dip in action. The 22-year-old slugger was sporting a .939 OPS with 19 home runs and 47 RBI in 70 games this season at Triple-A Round Rock.
Jul 26 - 5:59 PM

Rangers optioned OF Jared Hoying to Triple-A Round Rock.

The move opens a roster spot for 22-year-old slugger Joey Gallo, who has been called up to Arlington, Texas. Hoying owns a .554 OPS this year at the big league level.
Jul 26 - 5:37 PM

Rangers recalled INF/OF Joey Gallo from Triple-A Round Rock.

Gallo has posted a .939 OPS with 19 home runs and 47 RBI in 70 games this season at the Triple-A level. Plate discipline remains an issue for the 22-year-old, but he has incredible raw power and could take on significant fantasy value if he finds a good offensive groove and regular playing time in Texas. Gallo has appeared in 23 games at first base and 33 games at third base this year with Round Rock. He played a lot of left field last year.
Jul 26 - 5:35 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Martinez will start Tuesday night against the Athletics. He owns a rough 6.45 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances this season at the major league level.
Jul 26 - 4:10 PM

Rangers designated RHP Kyle Lohse for assignment.

Lohse allowed 13 earned runs in two starts with Texas. He'll probably pass through waivers unclaimed, at which point the veteran right-hander can either elect to become a free agent or accept a spot back at Triple-A.
Jul 26 - 4:09 PM

Adrian Beltre went 4-for-5 with two homers, the second of which was a walkoff blast off Ryan Madson in the bottom of the ninth, in the Rangers' 7-6 defeat of the A's on Monday.

Beltre hit a solo homer off John Axford in the seventh and then the two-run blast to win it next time up. It was his 29th career two-homer game and second of this year. He's four homers away from his 12th career 20-homer season (he also finished with 19 twice).
Jul 25 - 11:44 PM

The Rangers will call up Nick Martinez to start Tuesday against the Athletics.

It was assumed after Martinez was scratched from his start at Triple-A on Sunday, but it's now official. He'll essentially take Kyle Lohse's spot in the rotation. Martinez has posted an ugly 6.45 ERA over four starts and two relief appearances with the Rangers this season, but he has had better results since being sent down to the minors earlier this month. Still, he's not a recommended fantasy option.
Jul 25 - 11:28 PM

The Rangers expect Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery later this week.

It's not unexpected after Fielder was placed on the disabled list last week with a herniated disk in his neck. He required fusion surgery on his neck two years ago, but the specifics of this week's procedure isn't yet known. Either way, he's done for the year and at this point, his future is very much up in the air. He's still under contract through 2020.
Jul 25 - 5:09 PM

Sam Dyson picked up his 20th save of the season Sunday in the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Royals.

Dyson worked around two singles in a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. He now boasts a 2.38 ERA in 45 1/3 innings this season for Texas.
Jul 24 - 5:35 PM

A.J. Griffin limited the Royals to one run over five innings Sunday in a no-decision.

The one run he allowed came on a fourth-inning Kendrys Morales solo shot. Griffin left the game at 89 pitches with Texas trailing 1-0, but the Rangers scored in the sixth and seventh and went on to win 2-1. Griffin will carry a 4.06 ERA into his next start at home versus this same Kansas City club.
Jul 24 - 5:32 PM

Drew Stubbs (toe) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

Stubbs has been sidelined for two months with a left toe sprain. He should be ready for activation before long.
Jul 24 - 12:52 PM

Rangers signed LHP Craig Breslow to a minor league contract.

Breslow struggled for the Marlins both in the majors and at Triple-A before being released earlier this month. He'll turn 36 next month but the Rangers will take a no-risk shot on him.
Jul 24 - 12:44 PM


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