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Elvis Andrus finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base Saturday against the Angels.

Andrus has reached base in five straight, a major accomplishment for a Rangers hitter this year. Unfortunately, he's still batting just .208 overall. Worse, he's drawn one walk in 73 at-bats, an unusual problem for the light-hitting shortstop; if nothing else, he's usually managed a decent walk rate for a guy with so little power.
Apr 26 - 12:46 AM

Wandy Rodriguez yielded one run in five innings Friday against the Angels in his Rangers debut.

Rodriguez struck out five, but he also walked three, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. It was still a mildly encouraging outing, but given that he's working for a bad team in a tough park for pitchers, he doesn't seem like a good bet in AL-only leagues.
Apr 25 - 1:21 AM

Working the seventh with a one-run lead, Keone Kela gave up a two-run homer to the Angels on Friday, taking his first blown save and first loss.

Kela still has a decent enough 3.52 ERA, but he has allowed 10 hits and four walks over 7 2/3 innings, suggesting that he might not be ready for prime time just yet. The Rangers are still searching for their ideal setup combination in front of Neftali Feliz.
Apr 25 - 1:18 AM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) has returned to the Rangers starting lineup on Friday.

Moreland has been battling elbow discomfort in recent weeks, but is finally ready to return to the lineup. He's batting second and starting at first base while Prince Fielder serves as the team's designated hitter.
Apr 24 - 7:29 PM

Rangers designated RHP Logan Verrett for assignment.

The 24-year-old hurler appeared in four games for the Rangers, posting a 6.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over nine innings of work. He has a live arm and should attract interest from other teams looking for bullpen depth.
Apr 24 - 7:05 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Wandy Rodriguez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Rodriguez will make his Rangers debut with a start against the Angels on Friday. The 36-year-old posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings with the Pirates in 2014. Though he looked strong in spring training, he's unlikely to make an impact in mixed leagues, especially pitching half of his games in Arlington.
Apr 24 - 7:03 PM

Adrian Beltre hit a solo home run in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Beltre hit the tater off of Andrew Chafin. At the time, the Rangers were trailing 8-1. They would ultimately score another three runs in the inning but see their comeback chances fall short, with Diamondbacks winning 8-5. Both of his RBI on the year have come via solo home runs. The 36-year-old has been one of the most consistent hitters in the game over the last five seasons, but is slashing just .183/.246/.350 to start the 2015 campaign. We'll continue to preach patience.
Apr 23 - 1:37 AM

Yovani Gallardo picked up the loss on Wednesday, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits to the Diamondbacks.

Gallardo also struck out six in the contest. He surrendered two runs in the first innings and solo runs in the third, fourth and fifth. Run-scoring errors by Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder didn't help the cause. Neither Gallardo's 3.92 ERA, nor his 1.50 WHIP, offer much appeal to those in mixed leagues, but Gallardo is still usable in AL-only leagues. He'll face the Mariners in his next outing.
Apr 23 - 1:19 AM

Wandy Rodriguez will start for the Rangers against the Angels on Friday.

Rodriguez was released by the Braves in early April and the Rangers signed him to a minor league contract a few days later. Rodriguez has struck out 10 over seven innings in two starts thus far. He'll have to be added to the team's 40-man roster prior to the start.
Apr 22 - 8:07 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister met with Ross Detwiler prior to Tuesday's game to tell him that "there’s no less commitment to him" as a starter despite his struggles.

Detwiler has allowed five runs in each of his first three starts and went just 2 1/3 innings in his last outing, but the Rangers aren't considering removing him from the rotation at this point. "Reassured him that there’s no less commitment to him either," Banister said. "Where is he at, where is his mindset, what is he working on. How can we help him best to improve?" It's certainly possible that the Rangers would be moving on from Detwiler if they had a worthwhile option, but their depth is extremely lacking. The lefty will be given the chance to rebound.
Apr 22 - 10:48 AM

Nick Martinez was solid in a start against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, giving up one run in six innings, but took a no-decision in the Rangers' win.

Martinez scattered five hits and a walk while striking out three. The D'Backs scored their only run in the second inning on a Nick Ahmed ground out to plate Yasmany Tomas. Martinez has been a bright spot for the Rangers. Over his first three starts, he has a 0.45 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 9/6 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. Martinez will have to deal with a tough Mariners lineup at home in his next start.
Apr 22 - 12:53 AM

Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 with a single as the Rangers topped the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Beltre entered the game in a rut, going 1-for-17 in his last five games. Tuesday's game brought his triple-slash line up to .158/.213/.281. Batting in the middle of the Rangers' lineup, he'll need to figure things out sooner rather than later. His only RBI came on his only home run back on April 9.
Apr 22 - 12:50 AM

Prince Fielder doubled and hit a three-run home run in five at-bats as the Rangers defeated the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Fielder gave the Rangers plenty of insurance with a three-run home run off of Daniel Hudson in the eighth inning to run the score up to 5-1. It's the first of the season for the first baseman. Though it was his first home run of the season, Fielder has hit well so far this season, owning a .386/.435/.509 triple-slash line.
Apr 22 - 12:47 AM

Matt Harrison (back) said Tuesday that he's aiming to rejoin the Rangers in June.

The left-hander is currently working out at extended spring training as he makes his way back from spinal fusion surgery. Harrison is scheduled for an 80-pitch simulated game Wednesday and then will face live hitters sometime next week. "The goal for me is to be back in June sometime," Harrison said. "I've got about three or four more weeks out here and then a rehab assignment."
Apr 21 - 9:51 PM

Mitch Moreland (elbow) might not start another game for the Rangers until Friday.

Moreland is battling some elbow discomfort and the Rangers have a three-game series Tuesday-Thursday in Arizona, a National League park. Prince Fielder figures to start all three of those games at first base. Moreland should be available off the bench.
Apr 20 - 10:50 AM


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