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  • Dennis Santana Placed On The Injured List

    Texas Rangers pitcher Dennis Santana (ankle) was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left ankle sprain Thursday. The move is retroactive to August 3, and he will miss at least the next two weeks. He owns a 5.09 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and a 33:18 K: BB over 40 2/3 innings in 2022. The Rangers bullpen takes another hit as both Joe Barlow (finger) and Santana are now on the injured list. Cole Ragans was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. The 24-year-old owned posted a 3.32 ERA, and 1.07 WHIP in 43.1 innings over eight Triple-A starts. Ragans is a speculative add in deep-league formats.

    Aug 4 · Source via Rangers Dennis Santana closers
  • Kole Calhoun Lands On The Injured List

    Texas Rangers outfielder Kole Calhoun (heel) was placed on the 10-day injured list with right heel irritation on Thursday. The severity of Calhoun's injury is unknown, but he will miss at least the next 10 days. Calhoun is slashing .211/.269/.363 with 11 home runs, 43 RBI, 35 runs, and two stolen bases over 350 plate appearances in 2022. Bubba Thompson's contract was purchased from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Thompson has elite speed and has stolen 49 bags over 80 games in Triple-A. Fantasy managers searching for speed can take a flyer on Thompson.

    Aug 4 · Source via Rangers Kole Calhoun
  • Cole Ragans To Make MLB Debut Thursday

    Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Ragans, the team's No. 29 prospect per MLB Pipeline, is in Arlington with the taxi squad on Thursday and is expected to make his major league debut against the Chicago White Sox. The former first-rounder will get his first taste of big-league hitters after going 8-5 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 113 strikeouts and 31 walks in 94 2/3 innings over 18 starts for Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock this year before getting the call-up. The 24-year-old southpaw could stick in the Rangers' rotation if he performs well in his first MLB start, so he's worth a flier in deeper fantasy leagues. Ragans has often been compared to former Phillies lefty Cole Hamels because of his changeup and lanky build.

    Aug 4 · Source via Rangers Cole Ragans
  • Rangers Designate Steven Duggar, Steele Walker For Assignment

    The Rangers have designated outfielders Steven Duggar and Steele Walker for assignment, per a club announcement. The moves clears space on the 40-man roster for Cole Ragans and Bubba Thompson, whose promotions have each been previously reported. To open space on the active roster, Texas placed outfielder Kole Calhoun on the 10-day injured list and reliever Dennis Santana on the 15-day…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Steven Duggar Steele Walker
  • Bubba Thompson Called Up, Making MLB Debut Thursday

    The Texas Rangers are expected to promote outfield prospect Bubba Thompson to the major league roster on Thursday, according to a source. Thompson will make his MLB debut on Thursday against Chicago White Sox right-hander Johnny Cueto, starting in left field and batting ninth in the lineup. The team's No. 27 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was hitting a strong .304/.355/.474 with 13 home runs, 48 RBI, 77 runs scored and a whopping 49 stolen bases in 80 games for Triple-A Round Rock before the call-up. Despite the speed, there are questions about whether Thompson can be a regular at the MLB level because of his 95:22 K:BB in the minors this year. Because of the speed alone, the 24-year-old is worth a pickup in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Aug 4 · Source via Rangers Bubba Thompson
  • Rangers To Select Bubba Thompson

    The Rangers are selecting outfielder Bubba Thompson onto the big league roster before tonight’s contest against the White Sox, reports Jeff Wilson (Twitter link). Texas will need to create a pair of 40-man roster spots this evening, with Thompson joining the previously-reported Cole Ragans in reporting to the team for his big league debut. It’s the long-awaited…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Bubba Thompson
  • Rangers To Select Cole Ragans

    The Rangers are going to be starting left-hander Cole Ragans on Thursday, reports Jeff Wilson of rangerstoday.com. The southpaw will be making his major league debut. He is not currently on the club’s 40-man roster, meaning a corresponding move will be required. It’s been quite the journey for Ragans, who was selected by the Rangers…

    Aug 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Cole Ragans
  • Martin Perez Strikes Out Nine In No-Decision

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez was sharp during Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. The left-hander struck out nine batters over six innings with only one earned run in a no-decision. Perez has now only allowed one run or fewer in each of his last four starts. It's also worth noting that those nine strikeouts are a career-high for the veteran starter. Somehow, Perez has changed into a completely different pitcher this season. He'll take a 2.47 ERA into a matchup with the Houston Astros next week.

    Aug 3 · Source via Rangers Martin Perez
  • Jon Gray Out 4-6 Weeks With Oblique Strain

    Texas Rangers pitcher Jon Gray (oblique) was placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained left oblique Tuesday and is expected to be out four to six weeks. He initially suffered the injury during Monday's start against the Baltimore Orioles. The 30-year-old owns a 3.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and a 116:34 K:BB across 103 innings in 2022. He is expected to miss the rest of August, and with the Rangers record under .500 (46-56), Texas could shut the right-hander down for the year if they are eliminated from a playoff spot in September. Fantasy managers with an open IL spot should stash Gray, as he could return a few weeks before the end of the season.

    Aug 2 · Source via Rangers Jon Gray
  • Jon Gray To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Oblique Strain

    The Rangers announced today that starter Jon Gray has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a left oblique strain. Kennedi Landry of MLB.com was among the reporters to relay that Gray will be out of action for the next 4-6 weeks. More to come.

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Jon Gray
  • Jon Gray Likely To Miss A Start

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray (side) left his start early on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles due to discomfort in his left side. He departed after recording just one out in the second inning after throwing 48 pitches. Gray will get further testing on Tuesday, but manager Chris Woodward said the best-case scenario feels like Gray would miss just one start with what the team later called "left side discomfort." Prior to his start on Monday, the 30-year-old right-hander had a 2.65 ERA in 11 starts since June 1. If the Rangers don't acquire a starter at Tuesday's trade deadline, Taylor Hearn will likely be the immediate option for the starting rotation. Hearn opened the year in the rotation but was moved to the bullpen in June and then sent to Triple-A Round Rock. He has a 6.25 ERA as a starter and 1.59 ERA as a reliever in 2022.

    Aug 2 · Source via Rangers Jon Gray
  • Matt Bush Heading To Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee Brewers continued to shake up their bullpen Monday by acquiring relief pitcher Matt Bush from the Texas Rangers, per Rangers beat writer Evan Grant. The Rangers' return was not reported. The veteran will bolster the Brewers' bullpen, as he has logged a 2.95 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 29.8% strikeout rate in 36 2/3 inning pitched this season. Bush will not likely see save opportunities, making his fantasy value virtually non-existent.

    Aug 2 · Source via Rangers Matt Bush closers
  • Brewers Acquire Matt Bush From Rangers For Mark Mathias, Antoine Kelly

    The Brewers added to their bullpen late Monday night, announcing a deal with the Rangers to bring in Matt Bush. Texas receives infielder Mark Mathias and minor league pitcher Antoine Kelly in the deal. Bush has had a strong season out of the Texas bullpen. The 36-year-old hurler made the Opening Day roster and has tossed 36 2/3 innings…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Brewers Rangers Matt Bush Mark Mathias closers
  • Jon Gray Leaves Monday's Start With Injury

    Texas Rangers right-hander Jon Gray left his Monday start against the Baltimore Orioles with left side discomfort. Gray allowed four runs (three earned) over 1 1/3 innings of work while striking out three and walking one before trainers were summoned to the mound to check on him with one out in the second inning. The veteran hurler has pitched well in his first season away from Coors Field, posting a 7-5 record, 3.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 116 strikeouts over 103 1/3 innings of work. Look for an update from the team after Monday's game ends.

    Aug 1 · Source via Rangers Jon Gray
  • Corey Seager Back In The Lineup Monday

    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (leg) is serving as the designated hitter and is batting second on Monday against Baltimore Orioles right-hander Spenser Watkins. This is great news for the Rangers and fantasy managers alike, as it was reported over the weekend that there was a chance Seager would be placed on the injured list due to his leg injury. He's not back at the 6, but it's good news to see him in the starting lineup, regardless. The 28-year-old finished off the month of July by hitting a strong .318/.394/.647 with a 1.041 OPS, eight home runs, 19 RBI and 15 runs scored in 23 games played. Fantasy managers are hoping he can keep it up in August. Return him to your starting lineups.

    Aug 1 · Source via Rangers Corey Seager
  • Corey Seager Remains Absent From The Lineup

    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (leg) is sitting out on Sunday vs. the Los Angeles Angels. Seager fouled a ball off his leg on Thursday and has now missed three straight games as a result of it. The Rangers are hoping the 28-year-old can avoid the injured list but it hasn't been encouraging so far. The team should provide an update on Monday prior to the start of the Rangers' series against the Orioles. Marcus Semien is holding down shortstop while Charlie Culberson takes over at 2B.

    Jul 31 · Source via Rangers Corey Seager
  • Corey Seager IL Stint Not Ruled Out

    Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward updated shortstop Corey Seager's status prior to Saturday's game by stating that he "can't rule out" an IL stint. The All-Star suffered a contusion after he fouled a ball of his leg in Thursday's contest as Woodward went on to say his availability is "hour to hour," but that his injury hasn't gotten any worse. Hopefully we can get some more clarity on Seager's status prior to Sunday's finale versus the Angels, but managers may want to start thinking of contingency plans until he gets a vote of confidence from the team.

    Jul 31 · Source via Rangers Corey Seager
  • Martin Perez Earns Ninth Win

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez earned his ninth win of the season Friday, throwing seven innings of one-run ball against the Los Angeles Angels. He gave up three hits and two walks and struck out six batters. Perez has pitched at least five innings in each of his last 18 starts, and now has 14 quality starts this season. With a 2.52 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 107 strikeouts in 125 innings, Perez has been among the top waiver wire finds all year.

    Jul 30 · Source via Rangers Martin Perez
  • Josh Jung Homers In Second Rehab Game

    Texas Rangers third base prospect Josh Jung (shoulder) homered in the Arizona Complex League on Friday in just his second minor league rehab game. Jung, the team's No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, is recovering from shoulder surgery in February. He looked ready to make his major league debut early this year after ending the 2021 season with a dominant effort at Triple-A Round Rock, where he hit .348 with nine home runs and a 1.088 OPS in 35 games. Jung's rehab is ahead of schedule, so if he doesn't encounter any setbacks along the way, he could return to Round Rock before the end of the minor league season.

    Jul 30 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Corey Seager Not In Lineup Friday

    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (leg) is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. Seager is day-to-day with a right leg contusion after he fouled a ball off said leg in last night's game. The Rangers are likely to take extra caution with Seager, who has had his problems with injuries in the past and is in the first year of a 10-year deal. Still, this doesn't seem like a long-term injury and it is likely that we will see Seager back in the lineup soon. Fantasy managers certainly hope that's the case, as the 28-year-old has been on fire in July, slashing .318/.394/.647 with eight homers in 85 at-bats. Keep an eye on his status over the weekend, and get him back in your lineup as soon as he returns.

    Jul 29 · Source via Rangers Corey Seager
  • Matt Moore Converts His Second Save On Thursday

    Texas Rangers reliever Matt Moore closed out the team's 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday to earn his second save of the season. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and no walks. The team's primary closer right now, Brett Martin, pitched on both Tuesday and Wednesday so he was likely unavailable for Thursday's contest. Martin has struggled a bit lately, allowing a total of five earned runs across his last three outings. Moore, meanwhile, has pitched to a minuscule 0.75 ERA across the month of July. One more rough outing from Martin could lead to a change in the ninth inning for Texas, but for now Martin should still be considered the top arm to roster for fantasy purposes.

    Jul 29 · Source via Rangers Matt Moore
  • Corey Seager Leaves With Leg Contusion

    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (leg) left Thursday's contest versus the Angels after suffering a leg contusion when he fouled a ball off his leg in the fifth inning. He stayed in for the at-bat and ended up swatting a double, but he was removed in the sixth inning as a precautionary measure. The All-Star was 3-for-3 in the contest to give him a .249 average with 23 home runs and 54 RBI for the season, and he should be considered day-to-day for the time being. The Rangers don't have a scheduled off day until Aug. 8, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Seager sit out a game or two this weekend to make sure he heals properly.

    Jul 29 · Source via Rangers Corey Seager
  • Joe Barlow, Brad Miller Starting Rehab Assignments

    Texas Rangers reliever Joe Barlow (finger) and infielder Brad Miller (neck) will both go on a minor league rehab assignment this weekend, according to manager Chris Woodward. Barlow was removed from his role as closer in early July and was then placed on the injured list shortly after when a blister popped up on his right index finger. Miller landed on the IL on July 18 with neck stiffness after he hit .207 with seven long balls through 65 games in his first year with Texas. Both players could return to the active roster in early August, but they aren't worth stashing until they prove themselves on the major league field.

    Jul 29 · Source via Rangers Brad Miller
  • Josh Jung Starting Rehab Assignment Thursday

    According to a tweet from The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant, Texas Rangers third base prospect Josh Jung (shoulder) "will start DHing in Arizona Complex games on Thursday. Could start playing field in 10 days or so after a re-evaluation." Jung has yet to appear in a game at any level this season due to a shoulder injury, but he hit .326 with a .398 on-base percentage, 19 home runs and a pair of stolen bases in 342 plate appearances last season between Texas' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. One of the sport's best position-player prospects, the 24-year-old is worth picking up now as a stash candidate if he's still available in dynasty or keeper leagues.

    Jul 27 · Source via Rangers Josh Jung
  • Dallas Keuchel Signs Minor-League Deal With Rangers Monday

    The Texas Rangers signed starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel to a minor-league contract Monday, per the Athletics' Levi Weaver. He will report to Triple-A Round Rock. The 34-year-old made 12 starts with the White Sox and Diamondbacks this season, compiling a poor 2-7 record with an 8.53 ERA and 2.03 WHIP before last being designated for assignment in July. The lefty had been a fantasy contributor for much of his career, but he hasn't been able to find success since 2020. Keuchel does not present any fantasy value at this time, as he will need to first make his way back to the big leagues and then prove that he can pitch somewhat effectively.

    Jul 26 · Source via Rangers Dallas Keuchel
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