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Colby Lewis allowed two runs over six innings Wednesday in a win over the Yankees.

Lewis struck out five and walked none in winning for the 11th time this season. He's one of just 12 pitchers in baseball with that many victories, though his ERA is a far less impressive 4.42. In fairness, the ERA reflects a couple of huge beatings and doesn't perfectly reflect how well he's pitched, either. Still, there isn't really any mixed-league value here.
Jul 30 - 12:45 AM

Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Yankees.

Choo was hitting eighth tonight despite his recent success. He's batting .387 with nine RBI in nine games since the All-Star break. Still, he's probably not going to get another look at the top of the order unless Delino DeShields Jr. slumps.
Jul 30 - 12:38 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Rangers remain open to the idea of trading Yovani Gallardo.

Even though Wednesday's acquisition of Cole Hamels sets the Rangers up to compete in 2016, Gallardo is an impending free agent and could net the club a nice return in the trade market. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.19 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 83/46 K/BB ratio over 121 1/3 innings on the season.
Jul 29 - 11:47 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Matt Harrison is heading to the Phillies as part of package for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman.

Harrison has struggled in his return from the disabled list, posting a 6.75 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 5/6 K/BB ratio over 16 innings. With all of the rotation woes in Philadelphia though, he should be able to hold down a rotation spot for the remainder of the season.
Jul 29 - 10:55 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Phillies will acquire Jorge Alfaro, Jerad Eickhoff and Nick Williams as part of the Cole Hamels trade.

Grant also notes that both sides will be receiving other players in the deal as well, and the Rangers will be receiving cash. Expect the deal to be finalized and announced on Thursday.
Jul 29 - 10:20 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Jon Edwards from Triple-A Round Rock.

Edwards has posted very good numbers this season at the Triple-A level, but he has struggled mightily in the majors. The right-hander will pitch in middle relief.
Jul 29 - 4:48 PM

Rangers recalled LHP Alex Claudio from Triple-A Round Rock.

Claudio holds a solid 2.87 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 18 appearances this season at the major league level. The 23-year-old will function as a left-handed specialist.
Jul 29 - 4:47 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Phil Klein to Triple-A Round Rock.

Klein owns a 5.82 ERA in 17 innings this season at the major league level. He'll get another shot at some point.
Jul 29 - 4:46 PM

Rangers designated LHP Wandy Rodriguez for assignment.

Wandy was lit up for seven earned runs in just one inning of work Tuesday by the Yankees. The 36-year-old left-hander has shown promise at times this season, but it seems like he'll probably pass through waivers. He has a 4.90 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 86 1/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 4:45 PM

Rangers OF prospect Lewis Brinson bopped two homers Tuesday in a win for High-A Desert.

The reigning California League Player of the Week has left the yard three times in his last two games. He's hit an incredible .600 during his seven-game hitting streak (18-for-30). The 21-year-old has watched his average rise from .302 to .337 over that stretch. Brinson is second in the league in average, slugging percentage (.627) and OPS (1.044). He trails Lancaster's A.J. Reed in all three categories.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 29 - 2:52 PM

Martin Perez completely fell off the rails in the second inning Tuesday, serving up eight runs without recording an out in a loss to the Yankees.

Perez cruised through the first inning, allowing a baserunner due to catcher's interference but otherwise getting through it unscathed. That was not the case in the second, when he gave up seven hits -- including three doubles -- and a HBP before being removed. Two more inherited runs scored after Perez left the game. Perez carried a 4.91 ERA into the contest, but he left with a 10.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP through three starts. An interleague matchup with the Giants is in store on Sunday.
Jul 29 - 12:50 AM

Rangers prospect OF Lewis Brinson went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a double on Monday for High-A High Desert.

That’s back-to-back four-hit games for the 21-year-old center fielder, who’s batting .336/.417/.608 with 11 home runs, 21 doubles, seven triples and 13 steals through 62 games this season in the California League. Meanwhile, Brinson has been insanely hot in July, with a .416/.491/.798 batting line, 20 extra-base hits (five home runs) and 18 RBI in 23 games. The only thing keeping him from a late-season promotion is Double-A Frisco’s already-loaded outfield of Ryan Cordell (.849 OPS), Nick Williams (.843 OPS), Nomar Mazara (.803 OPS) and Zach Cone (.810 OPS).
Jul 28 - 1:59 PM

Matt Harrison surrendered six runs in six innings, taking the loss on Monday versus the Yankees.

Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run off of him in the third inning and Alex Rodriguez drilled a solo shot in the sixth. He then allowed a walk, a double, and a two-run single before exiting with no outs in the seventh. Overall, Harrison yielded six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He's allowed six runs in two of three starts since coming off of the disabled list. He'll try to rebound in his next start at home against the Giants.
Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

Derek Holland (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

He's slated for three rehab outings, as he'll go to Double-A Frisco for his second start and then back to Round Rock for his third. Assuming all goes well, Holland should rejoin the Rangers' rotation at that point. He's been on the shelf nearly all season due to a subscapular strain in his left shoulder.
Jul 27 - 5:04 PM

Rangers activated RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Ohlendorf is over his groin injury, but the Rangers decided they had a better use of a 40-man roster spot. He should get another shot elsewhere.
Jul 27 - 4:53 PM


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