Player News - Rangers

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Adrian Beltre (hamstring) remains sidelined Thursday against the Angels.

Beltre is dealing with his third hamstring injury of the year and could be headed for another DL stint, though it will likely be another few days before the Rangers make a decision on his status. The 39-year-old admitted the injury has made him question his long-term future in MLB. "That brings the question of, is this going to keep happening more often?" he said. "Is it worth it to fight it back?" Jurickson Profar will get the nod at third base and bat fifth in Thursday's series opener.
Aug 16 - 6:34 PM

Rangers optioned OF Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Round Rock.

Calhoun was batting .275/.325/.391 with just one home run through 77 plate appearances with Texas. The 23-year-old is known for his impressive raw power, but he's yet to show it at the major league level.
Aug 16 - 3:58 PM

Rangers activated OF Nomar Mazara from the 10-day disabled list.

Mazara missed a month of action with a sprained right thumb. He returns Thursday to a solid .272/.332/.450 batting line with 15 home runs and 58 RBI in 91 games. Willie Calhoun has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Aug 16 - 3:56 PM

Rangers acquired RHP Kelvin Gonzalez from the Royals for international bonus pool money.

Gonzalez, a 20-year-old relief prospect from the Dominican Republic, has registered a 3.72 ERA and 61/26 K/BB ratio in 77 1/3 career professional innings. He was pitching this year for the Royals' affiliate in the rookie-level Appalachian League. He has been assigned to the Arizona League Rangers.
Aug 16 - 2:27 PM

Jurickson Profar tripled, doubled and knocked in two runs against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Profar has 27 doubles, six triples and 13 homers in 385 at-bats this year. He had 21 doubles, three triples and 12 homers in 633 major league at-bats prior to this season. He's also 9-for-9 stealing bases this year after going 5-for-11 previously. He's certainly on the short list for this year's most improved player.
Aug 15 - 12:04 AM

Adrian Beltre (hamstring) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.

Beltre departed Monday night's series opener versus Arizona after experiencing discomfort in his left hamstring. He's already been on the disabled list twice this season with injuries to the same hamstring, and the veteran third baseman may need another extended absence. Jurickson Profar is starting at the hot corner and batting cleanup Tuesday against Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin.
Aug 14 - 4:14 PM

Rangers OF prospect Bubba Thompson went 3-for-4 with a homer and stolen base on Monday for Low-A Hickory.

Thompson's homer is the sixth on the season, and the stolen base gives the outfielder 25 on 30 attempts. The Rangers first-round pick in 2017, Thompson has had an up-and-down season, but there's been far more good than bad for the 20-year-old. Both the power and speed tool project plus, meaning he could be a 25/25 player at the highest level. We likely don't see him at that level until 2021 at the earliest, but if you're playing in a deep dynasty format, he's certainly worth consideration.
Aug 14 - 1:44 PM

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Rangers' win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Chirinos belted a go-ahead three-run homer off Zack Greinke in the bottom of the fourth inning and gave the Rangers an insurance run with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. The 34-year-old catcher now has a .781 OPS with 16 home runs and 52 RBI in 86 games this season. He's been a pretty good mixed league option at fantasy baseball's shallowest position.
Aug 13 - 11:26 PM

Bartolo Colon yielded three earned runs over five innings Monday in a win over the Diamondbacks.

Colon gave up a pair of RBI doubles in the top of the first inning but mostly settled in from there, yielding only four total hits and issuing just one walk while striking out three. The veteran right-hander is 7-10 on the season with a 5.19 ERA. He'll get the Angels at home in Arlington, Texas next time out.
Aug 13 - 11:19 PM

Adrian Beltre departed Monday's game against the Diamondbacks with a left hamstring injury.

Beltre has already been on the disabled list on two occasions this season with an injury to the same hamstring. Whether he'll have to head back to the DL this time remains to be seen, but you'd have to think the odds are pretty good. Beltre will undergo an MRI on Tuesday and a decision on his roster status could be made then.
Aug 13 - 11:17 PM

Ronald Guzman hit his 13th home run of the year Monday in the Rangers' 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

It was a third-inning solo shot off Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke. Guzman also hit a single in the fourth inning, finishing the night 2-for-4. The 23-year-old rookie has flashed good power lately, including a three-homer game Friday against the Yankees, and should carry meaningful AL-only fantasy value down the stretch.
Aug 13 - 11:17 PM

Doug Fister (knee) will not return this season.

Fister is still rehabbing, but his timeline for a return is such that he wasn't going to make it back this season so the Rangers have sent him home. The veteran right-hander has been out since early June with a right knee strain. The Rangers have a $4.5 million option (or $500,000 buyout) on Fister for 2019.
Aug 13 - 4:16 PM

Martin Perez was lit up for seven runs over five innings of work in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Perez gave up a whopping 11 hits on the day and served up home runs to Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius. He's now allowed double-digit hits in two straight outings and five times overall this season over 11 starts. The southpaw has surrendered 90 base knocks across 57 2/3 frames this season, which is one fewer than Chris Sale has allowed over 146 innings. Perez faces the Angels next.
Aug 12 - 4:31 PM

Joey Gallo reached base three times in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Gallo doubled and scored in the seventh inning and also added an infield single and a walk. He contributed defensively, as well, robbing a potential home run from Austin Romine. Gallo is batting .278 with nine home runs so far in 19 games since the All-Star break.
Aug 12 - 4:16 PM

Rangers optioned INF/OF Drew Robinson to Triple-A Round Rock.

Robinson has batted just .186/.293/.256 over 32 games in the majors this season. He's clearing out to make room for Delino DeShields' return.
Aug 12 - 11:20 AM


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