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  • Evan Carter Available Off The Bench Friday

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said that outfielder Evan Carter (back) will be available off the bench on Friday versus the Los Angeles Angels. Carter is dealing with lower-back inflammation and has not played since May 10, but it's a good sign that he's at least available to play later in the series opener against the Angels. The 21-year-old lefty swinger received a cortisone injection in his back on Monday and could be ready to rejoin the starting lineup this weekend on either Saturday or Sunday. After an impressive showing in his rookie season in 2023 while helping the Rangers win their first championship, Carter is struggling in his first full campaign, batting .216/.303/.416 with five homers and 15 RBI in 142 plate appearances. Carter's upside makes him stash-worthy in all leagues, though. Ezequiel Duran is starting in left field again and will bat seventh against Angels left-hander Tyler Anderson.

    May 17 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Brock Burke Starting Rehab Assignment Thursday

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    Texas Rangers left-hander Brock Burke (hand) has been sent to the Arizona Complex League Rangers in the Rookie league on a minor-league rehab assignment. Burke is scheduled to pitch for the ACL Rangers in Thursday's game against the ACL Padres at Peoria Sports Complex. Burke is trying to recover from a broken right (non-throwing) hand that landed him on the injured list on April 13. The 27-year-old southpaw had allowed five earned runs on nine hits (one homer) while walking one and striking out five in three innings out of the Texas bullpen earlier this year before going on the shelf. Since he's currently on the 60-day injured list, Burke will not be eligible to return to the team's big-league bullpen until June 12. When healthy, Burke isn't on the fantasy radar in a middle-relief role.

    May 16 · Source via Texas Rangers Brock Burke
  • Echedry Vargas Tallies Three Hits And Hits Second Long Ball

    Texas Rangers infield prospect Echedry Vargas went 3-for-4 at the plate on Wednesday with his second home run of the season. Across his first extended look at Single-A, the 19-year-old has posted a .242/.290/.403 slash line with four stole bases. Vargas spent most of last season with the Rookie League and only played one game at Single-A, where he flashed his elite power and speed combination with 11 long balls, 17 swiped bags, and a .317/.388/.568 line. MLB Pipeline ranks Vargas as the 16th overall prospect in the Texas system and projects him to reach the major leagues in 2027. However, with how he is performing at Single-A, he could easily climb through the Texas system and develop into one of their top prospects. Dynasty fantasy managers should continue to monitor him to see if he can continue to showcase his power and speed combination.

    May 16 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Echedry Vargas
  • Jon Gray Notches Fourth Straight Quality Start

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray improved to 2-1 on the season after throwing six-and-a-third shutout innings in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over the Guardians. The 32-year-old allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out three. The outing was his fourth straight quality start and lowered his ERA to 2.08. Removing the righty's first start of the season (five ER allowed) from the equation, Gray has a 1.30 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 0.19 HR/9, and boasts a 20.0% K-BB% over his last nine appearances (eight starts). He'll be put to the test in his next start which is against one of the hottest teams in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park next Tuesday.

    May 16 · Source via Texas Rangers Jon Gray
  • Rangers Select Shaun Anderson, Transfer Max Scherzer To 60-Day Injured List

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    The Rangers announced they've selected right-hander Shaun Anderson onto the MLB roster. Texas optioned Jack Leiter back to Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. To create a 40-man roster spot, the Rangers transferred Max Scherzer from the 15-day to the 60-day injured list in what is essentially a procedural transaction. Anderson caught on with...

    May 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Shaun Anderson Max Scherzer
  • Josh Jung Plays Catch Wednesday

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    Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung (wrist) played some catch on Wednesday before the team's game against the visiting Cleveland Guardians. It's the first baseball activity that Jung has done since he had surgery on April 2 to fix a fractured right wrist. It's good progress for the 26-year-old right-handed slugger, but it's just the start for Jung as he looks to overcome his wrist injury. Once he's able to hit live pitching, then Jung could be close to going on a minor-league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks along the way in his rehab from wrist surgery, Jung could be an option to return as Texas' starting third baseman around the middle of June. The former eighth overall pick in 2019 out of Texas Tech was an All-Star in his first full season last year in Texas, hitting .266 (127-for-478) with 23 homers and 70 RBI in 122 games. Jung has developed a reputation for being injury-prone early in his career, but he should still be rostered in all fantasy formats while he recovers.

    May 15 · Source via Texas Rangers Josh Jung
  • Wyatt Langford Does More Running Wednesday

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    Texas Rangers rookie outfielder Wyatt Langford (hamstring) ran the arc of the infielder before Wednesday's game against the visiting Cleveland Guardians. It comes after Langford said on Monday that he has been able to run at around 85-90 percent intensity as he rehabs from a strained right hamstring that was expected to keep him out for three to four weeks. The 22-year-old fourth overall pick last year out of Florida began swinging a bat last Friday, but the Rangers aren't going to rush their prized outfield prospect back too soon. In his first 31 major-league games before going on the injured list, Langford went 26-for-116 (.224) with a home run, 11 RBI, a stolen base and 13 runs scored. Despite his slow start, Langford's sky-high upside makes him stash-worthy in all fantasy formats.

    May 15 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Max Scherzer To Play Light Catch Wednesday

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (elbow, neck, triceps) said he has had MRI exams on his elbow, neck and triceps and all of the imaging has come back clean. Scherzer is going to attempt to play light catch on Wednesday and will learn to manage his neck issue. The 39-year-old three-time Cy Young winner had surgery on Dec. 15 to fix a disc issue in his back and was hoping to return in May, but he was placed on the 60-day injured list on Wednesday and now won't be eligible to return before May 27. A recent thumb injury caused him to be shut down, which essentially assured that he wouldn't make his season debut for the defending champions until June. For now, there's no timeline on Scherzer's return, although his Hall of Fame resume makes him deserving of being stashed in all fantasy leagues.

    May 15 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Jack Leiter Chased Early Tuesday Night

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    <span data-preserver-spaces="true">Texas Rangers rookie starting pitcher</span>Jack Leiter<span data-preserver-spaces="true">picked up the loss in Tuesday night's 7-4 defeat versus the Cleveland Guardians. Leiter finished the contest, allowing six runs in only 1 2/3 innings pitched. In three starts to begin his big league career, Leiter has been abysmal, with his ERA sitting at 16.39 while failing to make it past the fourth inning in any of his matchups. The young right-hander was only up for a spot start filling in for</span>Nathan Eovaldi<span data-preserver-spaces="true"> (groin). Even if it wasn't just a spot start, it's hard to imagine he would get another turn in the rotation after his performance on Tuesday night. Leiter is currently not scheduled for another start in the majors, and the announcement of his demotion back to Triple-A Round Rock should be coming soon.</span>

    May 15 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Dane Dunning Throws Bullpen Session

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and looks as though he could return quickly from his injured-list stint. This was Dunning's first bullpen session since going on the 15-day injured list on May 8 with a right rotator-cuff strain. If the 29-year-old doesn't have any setbacks after throwing a couple of bullpen sessions, he could be ready to return to the Rangers when he's eligible to return next Monday. Before landing on the shelf, Dunning opened the year 3-2 with a 4.10 ERA (4.88 FIP) and 1.15 WHIP while walking 17 and striking out 43 in 37 1/3 innings over his seven starts. Dunning has been successful with a high whiff rate so far this year, but he's also allowing lots of hard contact, which makes him a volatile fantasy option as a streamer when he's back in Texas' rotation.

    May 14 · Source via Texas Rangers Dane Dunning
  • Evan Carter Still Out, Could Be Back Friday

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter (back) received a cortisone injection in his back on Tuesday and remains out of the starting lineup against the Cleveland Guardians. According to the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant, it seems as though Friday is a realistic date for Carter to return to the lineup. The 21-year-old has not played since last Saturday and was diagnosed with lower-back inflammation after undergoing an MRI exam on Monday. While Carter could miss a few more days, it seems like he has a chance to avoid going on the injured list. Ezequiel Duran is starting in left field again on Tuesday and is batting eighth against Guardians right-hander Ben Lively. Despite hitting just .216 (27-for-125) to begin his first full year in the big leagues, Carter should be held onto in the majority of fantasy leagues as an everyday player when he's healthy.

    May 14 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Michael Lorenzen Throws Seven Scoreless Innings Monday

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen produced his best start of the year going seven scoreless innings allowing only one hit and four walks. The Rangers, unfortunately, couldn't provide Lorenzen with any offense as he finished with a no-decision in the 7-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians. The performance lowered his ERA to 3.75 and WHIP to 1.22 on the season, but the four walks gave him 18 walks on the season in only 36 innings. The ERA and WHIP are on par with his career numbers of 4.10 and 1.32, but the walks are higher than normal as he's averaging almost double the amount of walks per inning with 0.5 walks. The heavy load of walks doesn't bode well for his next outing as he faces a patient Philadelphia Phillies team that ranks fifth in the league in taking free passes.

    May 14 · Source via Texas Rangers Michael Lorenzen
  • Evan Carter's MRI Only Shows Inflammation

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter (back) said his MRI exam showed only inflammation in his lower back. He will get a cortisone injection on Tuesday and hopes to return to the lineup in a few days. Ultimately, it's good news for Carter, who hasn't played since last Friday, but fantasy managers may still be without him for a few more days. And if Carter still doesn't feel good by then, the Rangers will surely consider placing him on the injured list. With Carter out on Monday, Ezequiel Duran drew the start in left field and hit eighth in the order, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout to drop his season average to .297 in the 7-0 loss to the Cleveland Guardians. The 21-year-old Carter is an everyday player when healthy despite hitting just .216 (27-for-125) to begin his first full season in the big leagues. Carter has added five homers, 15 RBI, two steals and 23 runs scored in his first 37 games in 2024.

    May 14 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Cody Bradford Resumes Throwing

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cody Bradford (back, rib) threw on flat ground on Monday. Bradford is progressing from both a lower-back strain as well as a stress fracture on his rib, but he still has several hurdles to clear in his throwing program before rejoining Texas' injury-riddled rotation. There's a still a chance at a return before the end of May for Bradford, but he'll likely require at least one minor-league rehab appearance before doing so. The 26-year-old upstart left-hander was returning first-round fantasy value before hitting the injured list, garnering a 1.40 ERA, 0.62 WHIP, and 17:2 K:BB with wins in each of his three starts (19 1/3 innings) this year, so he's well worth a stash in all leagues. Top prospect Jack Leiter is one of the names filling in for the Rangers at the moment, but he's given up 11 runs in 7 2/3 innings (two starts) and will be hard to trust in Tuesday's home start versus the Cleveland Guardians.

    May 13 · Source via Texas Rangers Cody Bradford
  • Dane Dunning Throws From 90 Feet

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning (shoulder) threw from 90 feet on flat ground on Monday in the outfield and said that he felt good while his arm is feeling stronger. Dunning is trying to work his way back to Texas' starting rotation after landing on the 15-day injured list with a right rotator-cuff strain. It remains to be seen if the 29-year-old will be ready to return from the injured list when he's eligible to come back on May 21. In his seven starts covering 37 1/3 innings so far this year, Dunning has gone 3-2 with a 4.10 ERA (4.88 FIP) and 1.15 WHIP with 17 walks and 43 strikeouts. He's tied for the fourth-highest hard-hit percentage in the league at 48.9 but also ranks 13th in the league with a 31 percent whiff rate.

    May 13 · Source via Texas Rangers Dane Dunning
  • Nathan Eovaldi Could Throw Off A Mound This Weekend

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (groin) did some flat-ground throwing on Monday and could throw off a mound this weekend. It's good to see Eovaldi making some progress from his strained right groin, but fantasy baseball managers should not expect him to come off the injured list when he's first eligible on Saturday. Even if Eovaldi takes a bit longer to return from the injured list, he should be stashed in most fantasy baseball leagues. Before hitting the shelf, he was 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA (3.55 FIP) and 1.16 WHIP with 19 walks and 44 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings over his seven starts. The two-time All-Star will not be rushed back into the Rangers' starting rotation given his lengthy history of injuries in the big leagues.

    May 13 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi
  • Wyatt Langford Running At 90 Percent Effort

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    Texas Rangers rookie outfielder Wyatt Langford (hamstring) said he ran at 90 percent effort on Monday and didn't have any issues with his injured hamstring. In addition to running, Langford said he started swinging a bat last weekend. The 22-year-old will need to run at full speed to test out his right-hamstring injury before the Rangers consider reinstating him from the injured list. With Langford expected to be out for two to three weeks in total, it would be a pretty big surprise if the youngster isn't sent on a minor-league rehab assignment before he rejoins the big-league lineup. The fourth overall pick last year out of Florida has tremendous upside in 2024 and beyond but went 26-for-116 with a homer, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in his first 31 games before landing on the IL. Because of his upside, Langford should remain stashed in all fantasy formats.

    May 13 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Evan Carter Undergoing MRI, Not In Monday's Lineup

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter (back) is undergoing an MRI exam on his back on Monday and is not in the team's starting lineup against the visiting Cleveland Guardians. Carter has now missed the last four games due to a lower-back issues. Depending on the results of his MRI exam, the 21-year-old could be forced to go on the injured list. With Carter out of action yet again, Ezequiel Duran is starting in left field and is batting eighth against Guardians right-hander Tanner Bibee. Duran is hitting a strong .310 (22-for-71) on the year but doesn't have a homer and will be a low-upside DFS option out of the eight-hole on Monday. Carter, who won a World Series ring in his first year in the big leagues, has five home runs in 125 at-bats in his first full season, but he's also struggling to a .216/.303/.416 slash line.

    May 13 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Jack Leiter Scheduled To Start On Tuesday

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    Texas Rangers rookie pitcher Jack Leiter is scheduled to start at home against the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday. Despite struggling in his first two major league starts, it appears the Rangers will give Leiter another chance to prove himself on the mound. The right-hander gave up seven earned runs on eight hits in his first start against the Detroit Tigers on April 18 and then allowed four earned runs (six runs) across four innings against the Oakland A's on May 8. It's been sort of a rough go for the Rangers' No. 6 prospect to begin his MLB career, so he should only be started in extremely deep formats on Tuesday.

    May 13 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Ezequiel Duran Stays Hot

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    Texas Rangers infielder/outfielder Ezequiel Duran kept a hot bat on Sunday versus the Colorado Rockies. Duran went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double. His two hits marked his fourth straight multi-hit performance. Duran has seen an uptick in play with rookie outfielder Wyatt Langford (hamstring) and third baseman Josh Jung (wrist) both on the injured list and has taken advantage of it with 13 hits over his last 26 at-bats. He doesn't have any homers this year and only has four RBI with one stolen base, but managers looking for hits should consider Duran. With eligibility at first baseman, third base, shortstop and outfielder, Duran can be a helpful player for managers in deeper leagues until he cools off with the bat.

    May 13 · Source via Texas Rangers Ezequiel Duran
  • Evan Carter Missing From Sunday's Lineup

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter (back) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies. The 21-year-old was scratched from Saturday's lineup with stiffness in his lower back and is still not ready to return. Carter has experienced some growing pains in his rookie season as he is slashing .216/.303/.416 with five home runs, 15 RBI, 23 runs scored and two steals. Robbie Grossman will start in left field and bat sixth in Carter's absence. Grossman is an uninspiring DFS play on Sunday as he is batting .200 with no homers in 75 at-bats in 2024. He has also never recorded a hit at Coors Field in his career.

    May 12 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Leody Taveras Continues Strong May

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies. He took Jake Bird deep in the seventh inning to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead. His home run traveled 389 feet with an exit velocity of 98.7 mph. It was his Taveras's third long ball of the season. The 25-year-old has been swinging a hot bat in May, hitting .333 (12-for-36) with two home runs, six RBI, 12 runs, and two stolen bases over 10 games. Overall, Taveras is slashing .256/.329/.395 with three home runs, 10 RBI, 20 runs, and four stolen bases over 38 games in 2024. Fantasy managers can use Taveras as a streamer in most leagues while he's wielding a hot bat.

    May 12 · Source via Texas Rangers Leody Taveras
  • Max Scherzer Receives Cortisone Shot Due To Nerve Irritation

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    Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer has spent the season to this point on the injured list while rehabbing from offseason back surgery. While it appeared earlier this season that the 39-year-old hurler would be able to return to action ahead of schedule, and perhaps as soon as the beginning of May, those plans were derailed by...

    May 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Evan Carter Dealing With Lower-Back Stiffness

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter (back) was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies due to lower-back stiffness. The 21-year-old has a history of lower back issues, and the Rangers are being cautious with their young outfielder. He is considered day-to-day for now, with his next chance to suit up being the series finale on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies. Carter is slashing .216/.303/.416 with five home runs, 15 RBI, 23 runs, and two stolen bases over 142 plate appearances in 2024. Travis Jankowski replaced Carter in Saturday's lineup and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the Rangers' 8-3 loss to the Rockies. Jankowski would see an uptick in playing time if Carter were to miss any games, but he is mainly a speculative add in AL-Only league formats after slashing .239/.286/.326 over 25 games in 2024.

    May 11 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Evan Carter Out Of Texas Rangers Lineup Saturday

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    Rookie outfielder Evan Carter is out of the Texas Rangers lineup on Saturday night against the Colorado Rockies. Carter will head to the bench, ceding left field to veteran Travis Jankowski. Carter is hitting .216 with five home runs, two stolen bases, 15 RBI and 23 runs scored. This will be Carter's first day off in May, where he has struggled to a .206 batting average with no home runs, four RBI, and 13 strikeouts in his last 37 plate appearances. Expect the rookie to be back in the lineup for the series finale tomorrow,

    May 11 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Max Scherzer Given Cortisone Injection

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (back, thumb) said that he was given a cortisone injection in his right thumb after undergoing additional tests on Wednesday. Scherzer is feeling better after the injection and apparently isn't dealing with any kind of ligament damage after he passes strength tests with his thumb. The 39-year-old three-time Cy Young winner's timetable has been pushed back due to this setback with his thumb, but the good news is that he was scheduled to play catch on Friday for the first time since reporting discomfort in his right thumb and forearm. The Rangers aren't going to rush Scherzer back, so fantasy managers might have to wait until early June now to get him back into their starting lineups.

    May 11 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Rangers Sign Chasen Shreve, Peter Solomon To Minor League Deals

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    The Rangers have signed Chasen Shreve and Peter Solomon to minor league contracts, tweets Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. It seems likely that both pitchers will head to Triple-A Round Rock. Shreve signed a minor league pact with Texas over the offseason. He was in camp as a non-roster invitee but didn't make the team...

    May 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Chasen Shreve Peter Solomon
  • Cardinals Claim Kolton Ingram From Rangers

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    The Cardinals have claimed left-hander Kolton Ingram off waivers from the Rangers and sent him to Triple-A Memphis, per John Denton of MLB.com. The Rangers had designated the lefty for assignment earlier this week when they acquired outfielder Robbie Grossman. To open a 40-man spot for Ingram, the Cards transferred right-hander Riley O'Brien to the...

    May 10 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers St. Louis Cardinals Kolton Ingram
  • Evan Carter Absent On Friday

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter (rest) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Friday's game against the Colorado Rockies. The rookie outfielder will sit out for the third time this week against a left-handed starting pitcher. Ezequiel Duran will get the start in left field and bat seventh versus Austin Gomber. Carter has the potential to be a solid big league player, but his fantasy value is limited with him stuck in a platoon role.

    May 10 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter Ezequiel Duran
  • Jack Leiter Shipped Back To Triple-A

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    Texas Rangers pitching prospect Jack Leiter was sent back to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday after making his second major-league start in Game 2 of the team's doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The 24-year-old right-hander from Vanderbilt got rocked for the second straight time in a spot start, giving up six runs (four earned) in just four innings of work against the suddenly explosive A's offense. The team's No. 7 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, looks a bit overmatched at the big-league level right now, so he'll go back to the farm to work on things as he waits for his next call-up. With Texas' starting rotation banged up right now, Leiter's next MLB chance could come sooner than later. The good news is that the former second overall pick has looked better at Round Rock, posting a 2.84 ERA and 0.91 WHIP with eight walks and 37 K's in 25 1/3 innings.

    May 10 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Nathaniel Lowe Collects Two Hits, Three RBI In Game 2

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    Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe went 2-for-4 with two walks, three RBI, and two runs scored in Wednesday's 12-11 victory over the Athletics in Game 2 of their doubleheader. Lowe now has a six-game hit streak going, during which time he is 11-for-25 (.440) with three doubles, eight RBI, five runs scored, and a 6:5 BB:K. It appears he's fully recovered after missing the first couple weeks of the season with an oblique injury. The 28-year-old gets a mouthwatering matchup in his next game on Friday in Colorado against LHP Austin Gomber, whom he is 4-for-7 off of lifetime, including a double and a home run.

    May 9 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathaniel Lowe
  • Rangers Sign Kyle Barraclough To Minor League Deal

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    The Rangers have signed right-hander Kyle Barraclough to a minor league contract, tweets Jeff Wilson of Rangers Today. He will head to Triple-A Round Rock, according to the MLB.com transaction log. Texas also granted veteran left-hander Danny Duffy his release from a minor league deal, Wilson adds. Barraclough, who turns 34 later this month, has...

    May 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Kyle Barraclough Danny Duffy
  • Corey Seager Takes Seat In Nightcap

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    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager was held out of the starting lineup for Game 2 of a doubleheader on Wednesday against the A's in Oakland. Josh Smith got the start at shortstop for the nightcap instead and is hitting out of the No. 5 spot for the Rangers. In the Game 1 loss, Seager broke a modest five-game hitting streak by going 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout. The four-time All-Star and two-time World Series MVP had hernia surgery in the offseason and has gotten off to a slow start in 2024 by his standards, slashing .235/.305/.316 with three home runs, two doubles, 13 RBI and 16 runs scored in 34 games. After a scheduled off day on Thursday, Seager will be back in there on Friday for a series opener in Colorado against the Rockies. Smith has been a great find for fantasy managers in deeper leagues in the early portion of the year, as he's hitting over .300 with two homers and 16 RBI with Josh Jung (wrist) out.

    May 8 · Source via Texas Rangers Corey Seager
  • Rangers Place Dane Dunning On Injured List

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    1:45pm: The Rangers have now made it official, announcing Dunning's injury as a right rotator cuff strain. White was recalled and Leiter was added as the 27th man, as expected. They also activated outfielder Robbie Grossman, who they acquired from the White Sox earlier today, while optioning infielder Jonathan Ornelas. 1:30pm: The Rangers are going...

    May 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Dane Dunning Robbie Grossman Jonathan Ornelas
  • Max Scherzer Shut Down For A Few Days

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    Texas Rangers general manager Chris Young said that right-hander Max Scherzer (back, thumb) has been shut down from throwing for a few days while still dealing with a right- thumb/forearm issue. Scherzer doesn't have a timetable to resume throwing, but Young said he won't throw again until any tightness/discomfort is gone. The Rangers aren't going to take any chances with the 39-year-old veteran, who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since having surgery on Dec. 15 to fix a herniated disc in his back. Scherzer's thumb became a problem after his first minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on April 24. Originally hoping to return to Texas' starting rotation in May, Scherzer could now be pushed back until June, depending on when he resumes throwing. With Dane Dunning (shoulder) now in the injured list, Jose Urena should stay locked into the rotation for at least a bit longer.

    May 8 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Rangers Put Dane Dunning On 15-Day Injured List Wednesday

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    The Texas Rangers placed right-hander Dane Dunning (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rotator-cuff strain. In additional moves, the Rangers outfielder Robbie Grossman was added to the active roster after being acquired in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, right-handers Jack Leiter and Owen White were recalled from Triple-A Round Rock and infielder Jonathan Ornelas was optioned to Round Rock. Manager Bruce Bochy said the 29-year-old Dunning isn't expected to have a lengthy stay on the sidelines. If Leiter looks better in his second MLB start in the second game of a doubleheader against the A's on Wednesday, he could stick around in Texas. Dunning is 3-2 so far this year with a 4.10 ERA (4.89 FIP) and 1.15 WHIP with 17 walks and 43 K's in 37 1/3 innings over seven starts. He's had a strong 31% whiff rate but also has the fourth-worst hard-hit rate at 60.5%.

    May 8 · Source via Texas Rangers Dane Dunning
  • Rangers Acquire Robbie Grossman, Designate Kolton Ingram

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    The Rangers announced Wednesday that they've acquired outfielder Robbie Grossman from the White Sox in exchange for minor league right-hander Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa. To make room on the 40-man roster, Texas designated lefty Kolton Ingram for assignment. Grossman, 34, returns to the team with which he won a World Series ring just last season. He signed...

    May 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers Robbie Grossman Kolton Ingram
  • Rangers Acquire Robbie Grossman From White Sox

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    The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Robbie Grossman from the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in exchange for right-hander Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa, according to the Rangers. The 34-year-old switch-hitting veteran will return to the Rangers after he hit .238/.340/.394 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI in 115 regular-season games with the World Series champions last year. In 25 games with the White Sox this year, Grossman had gone 15-for-71 (.211) with no home runs, four RBI and two stolen bases in 85 plate appearances. Grossman isn't going to hit for average but has solid on-base skills and will give the Rangers another bat off the bench for the time being with rookie Wyatt Langford (oblique) currently on the 10-day injured list.

    May 8 · Source via Chicago White Sox Texas Rangers Robbie Grossman
  • Marcus Semien Racks Up Season-High Five RBI

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    Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien collected a season-high five RBI in Tuesday's 15-8 win over the division-rival Oakland Athletics, also smacking a solo home run in the victory. It was a massive day at the plate for Semien, who went 4-for-5 with an RBI single plus a two-run double as part of a 10-run blitz in the second frame by the Rangers, and he added another run-scoring single in the fourth for good measure. The 33-year-old All-Star infielder is now slashing a solid .266/.314/.449 with six homers, nine doubles, 27 RBI, and 27 runs scored in 158 at-bats as Texas' everyday leadoff man. Before a tasty three-game weekend set against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field begins on Friday, Semien gets two more cracks at his former Athletics team in Wednesday's doubleheader. In 18 games versus Oakland since 2023, Semien is batting .329 with four long balls, 15 RBI, and three stolen bases.

    May 7 · Source via Texas Rangers Marcus Semien
  • Jack Leiter "Probably" Will Start Game 2 On Wednesday

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said that pitching prospect Jack Leiter will "probably" start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics. "Looking forward to watching him," Bochy said. Leiter is already with the team in Oakland and is on the cusp of making just his second big-league start on Wednesday. The 24-year-old is Texas' No. 7 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, but he looked overmatched in his first career MLB start last month against the Detroit Tigers, when he allowed seven runs in just 3 2/3 innings. This will probably be another spot start, but it's an excellent matchup, and Leiter has been solid at Triple-A Round Rock with a 2.84 ERA, just eight walks and 37 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings pitched. Leiter will be a risky fantasy streamer in his second career start.

    May 7 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Nathan Eovaldi Playing Catch

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (groin) is playing catch after rejoining the team on Monday after meeting with doctors in New York. Eovaldi was placed on the 15-day injured list on May 3 with a strained right groin. The hope is Eovaldi won't need a minor-league rehab assignment and can return to the rotation on May 18 once he is eligible to come off the IL. Eovaldi is 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA this season in five starts and he's given up just 10 runs and has 33 strikeouts. The right-hander has been a great fantasy option this season, as he's gone at least 5 1/3 innings in every outing and has allowed three or fewer runs in four of his starts. With Eovaldi on the IL, Jose Urena and Jack Leiter will be starting for the Rangers.

    May 7 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi Jack Leiter Jose Urena
  • Nathan Eovaldi Avoids Sports-Hernia Surgery

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said that right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (groin) does not have a sports hernia, and the team thinks he'll be able to return soon around the time his 15-day injured list stint is up. Eovaldi visited with a specialist on Monday in New York, with Bochy calling it "good news." It was reported earlier on Monday that the 34-year-old veteran wouldn't need to go on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning from his IL stint, so all around it's been good news for Eovaldi's fantasy managers. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback when he returns to throwing, Eovaldi should be expected to return to Texas' starting rotation during the upcoming series against the Los Angeles Angels. Eovaldi needs to be stashed in all fantasy leagues while he's on the IL.

    May 6 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi
  • Max Scherzer Still In A Holding Pattern

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said on Saturday that right-hander Max Scherzer (back, thumb) is still in a holding pattern until his right-thumb soreness subsides. The Rangers pushed Scherzer's scheduled minor-league rehab start for Double-A Frisco on April 30 back a few days because of his thumb soreness. He traveled with the team to Kansas City on Friday but has yet to throw off a mound since being pushed back. "He's not at a point where he can play catch. Every day he's getting a bit better, but it's slower than he would like. You can't rush it. It's day to day with this thing before he gets on the mound," Bochy said. Scherzer was originally slated to return in late June/early July after having surgery on his back for a herniated disc on Dec. 15, but his timeline has accelerated and he should be able to rejoin Texas' rotation in May, barring any further setbacks.

    May 6 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Nathan Eovaldi Not Expected To Need A Rehab Assignment

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (groin), who was placed on the 15-day injured list after leaving his start last Thursday with a right-groin strain, isn't expected to be on the IL for long or need a minor-league rehab assignment once he's able to return. "He's feeling pretty good. We're optimistic this will be a short little stint on the IL. We are just making sure we are covering all the bases," manager Bruce Bochy said. It's great news for the Rangers and Eovaldi's fantasy managers. The veteran hurler needs to be stashed in all fantasy formats after he's started the season with a 2-2 record with a 2.61 ERA in his seven starts. Until Eovaldi returns, there's a chance pitching prospect Jack Leiter will take his spot in Texas' starting rotation.

    May 6 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi
  • Rangers To Place Wyatt Langford On 10-Day Injured List

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    The Rangers will place outfielder Wyatt Langford on the 10-day injured list, manager Bruce Bochy told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (X link) and other media.  Langford left yesterday's game due to what was described as hamstring tightness, and Bochy reports that the injury is a strain, slightly beyond a Grade 1-level injury. ...

    May 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Wyatt Langford To Miss Multiple Weeks

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Wyatt Langford ((hamstring) will be placed on the 10-day injured list on Monday, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The rookie outfielder was forced to exit early during Saturday's game due to a left leg issue. After further evaluation, Langford has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. The organization believes that Langford will miss three or four weeks of action. Ezequiel Duran started in his place on Sunday and figures to have an increased role going forward. Fantasy managers might want to check the waiver wire to see if Duran is still available.

    May 5 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Wyatt Langford Sitting Out On Sunday

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Wyatt Langford (leg) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals. The rookie outfielder was forced to exit early during Saturday's game after suffering an injury while running the bases. As a precaution, the Rangers are going to hold Langford out of this game. For now, it sounds like Langford is day-to-day, so he should be able to avoid a trip to the injured list. In the meantime, Corey Seager will serve as the designated hitter, while Josh Smith covers shortstop during Sunday's game.

    May 5 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Wyatt Langford Exits Early With Hamstring Tightness

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Wyatt Langford (hamstring) was removed from Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning due to right hamstring tightness. He slowed up while trying to run out a tapper in front of home plate. The Rangers rookie went 0-for-3 before being replaced by Travis Jankowski in the fifth inning. Langford is considered day-to-day and will undergo further evaluation after the game to determine the severity of the injury. Jankowski would see an uptick in playing if Langford were to miss any games and is a speculative add in deep-league formats.

    May 4 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Nathan Eovaldi Placed On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Texas Rangers placed right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (groin) on the 15-day injured list on Friday with a right-groin strain and recalled right-hander Yerry Rodriguez from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Eovaldi suffered the groin strain in his win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday and is now going to be out for at least the next two weeks. While the oft-injured 34-year-old starter could miss more than the 15 days on the IL, he needs to be stashed in all fantasy formats after his strong start in 2024. Eovaldi currently has a 2.61 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 19 walks and 44 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings over his first seven starts. It remains to be seen who will take his rotation spot in Texas, but it's possible it could be top pitching prospect Jack Leiter.

    May 3 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi
  • Nathan Eovaldi Undergoing MRI Exam

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (groin) is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Friday after being forced to leave his start early on Thursday against the visiting Washington Nationals with a groin injury. Manager Bruce Bochy said the club is "being cautious" with the 34-year-old veteran starter, but it doesn't mean the oft-injured pitcher won't require a stint on the injured list and miss a couple turns through the rotation. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect Eovaldi to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday in Oakland against the Athletics, but we should know more on that this weekend. If we had to guess, we'd expect Eovaldi to go on the shelf. Despite his groin injury on Thursday, he tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings with eight strikeouts to pick up his second win of the year. Eovaldi should be stashed in all fantasy formats if he does land on the IL.

    May 3 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi
  • Jack Leiter Posts Another Strong Outing

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    Texas Rangers starting pitching prospect Jack Leiter posted another strong outing since returning to the minor leagues. On Thursday evening, he tossed five innings of two-run ball with three hits, two free passes, and four strikeouts. This start brings him to a 2.84 ERA and 0.91 WHIP across 25 innings with Triple-A Round Rock. Leiter made his major league debut earlier in April but struggled, so the Rangers decided to have him continue to develop in Triple-A for the time being. The former second-overall pick has given up just two runs in each of his previous two starts and looks like he could be back in the majors reasonably soon. The 24-year-old should be rostered in all keeper and dynasty leagues and is worth monitoring in deeper redraft formats.

    May 3 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • David Robertson Earns 10th Hold Of The Season

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    Texas Rangers relief pitcher David Robertson tallied his 10th hold of the season and is now tied for the most in baseball with Nationals pitcher Hunter Harvey and Cardinals pitchers JoJo Romero and Andrew Kittredge. Robertson entered in the seventh inning with two outs to face Ildemaro Vargas with a runner on first and was able to retire him. Then, the 39-year-old remained in the game to pitch the eighth inning. He surrendered a leadoff walk to Jacob Young but then retired the next three batters via two strikeouts and a groundout. The veteran reliever carries a stellar 1.08 ERA and 0.84 WHIP across 16 2/3 innings with 20 punchouts. Robertson remains an elite option for holds and should be considered next in line to receive ninth-inning duties in Texas.

    May 2 · Source via Closers Texas Rangers David Robertson
  • Jonah Heim Posts Seventh Multi-Hit Game Of The Season

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    Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim tallied two hits for the seventh time of the season to lead the Rangers to a series victory over the Washington Nationals. Heim laced a single to left field in the second frame and was able to cross home plate via an Ezequiel Duran double. The 28-year-old then knocked an RBI single in the eighth inning to score Nathaniel Lowe to increase the Texas lead. During the young season, Heim has proven to be a solid batting average contributor with a .263 AVG, which is on pace to be a new career-high. Heim remains a strong second catcher in two-catcher leagues and is a sneaky play in DFS due to the strong lineup around him.

    May 2 · Source via Texas Rangers Jonah Heim
  • Chasen Shreve Opts Out Of Rangers Deal

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    Left-hander Chasen Shreve has opted out of his minor league deal with the Rangers, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The southpaw is now a free agent and therefore eligible to sign with any club. Shreve, 33, signed a minor league deal with the Rangers in February but didn't break camp with the...

    May 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Chasen Shreve
  • Max Scherzer Likely To Make Rehab Start Next Week

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (back, thumb) is likely to make his next minor-league rehab start next week. He started a rehab game at Triple-A Round Rock last Wednesday and dealt with some lingering thumb soreness that pushed his next appearance back a few days. Apparently, that outing will come sometime in the next seven days as Scherzer said his thumb is improving. The 39-year-old is a risky fantasy asset due to potential injury reoccurrence, but he is still worthy of a roster spot if he has a place to be stashed. Scherzer still probably needs a couple of starts to build his arm up before joining the Rangers. Barring any setbacks, fantasy managers can anticipate his return sometime in mid-May.

    May 2 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Nathan Eovaldi Leaves Thursday's Start With Groin Tightness

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    Texas Rangers right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (groin) left his start early on Thursday against the visiting Washington Nationals with right-groin tightness. It's obviously bad news for a pitcher with a pretty lengthy injury history, but at least it's not an injury to his pitching arm. The silver lining on Thursday is that the 34-year-old threw 5 1/3 shutout innings against the Nats before leaving, allowing only two hits while walking two and striking out eight to drop his season ERA to 2.61. The severity of Eovaldi's groin injury is not known yet, but fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if he needs to take a couple weeks off. Coming into his start on Thursday afternoon, Eovaldi had a 1-2 record, 3.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 36 strikeouts in 36 innings over six starts.

    May 2 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi
  • Jon Gray Fires Eight Innings

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray put together an excellent performance against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday evening. The veteran fired eight innings of one-run ball and allowed three hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Gray has been off to a very hot start this season with a 2.48 ERA in seven games (six starts) to go along with 35 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings. Gray has been a workhorse for the Rangers this season and is worthy of consideration in all formats with his early season success. The veteran will look to continue his strong season versus the Royals on Sunday and managers can safely dial him up in that outing.

    May 1 · Source via Texas Rangers Jon Gray
  • Jon Gray Tosses Eight Innings In Tuesday's Victory

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray threw eight innings of one-run ball with three strikeouts to lead the Rangers to a victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday evening. Gray only ran into trouble in the opening frame, where he allowed a leadoff single to CJ Abrams. Abrams then swiped second base and scored off a Luis Garcia Jr. single. Then, later in the fifth inning, Trey Lipscomb hit a single, which was the final hit that Gray allowed. This dominant outing lowers Gray's ERA to 2.56 and WHIP to 1.23. The 32-year-old's next start is scheduled to be on Sunday, May 5th, against the Kansas City Royals.

    Apr 30 · Source via Texas Rangers Jon Gray
  • Max Scherzer's Rehab Start Pushed Back Due To Sore Thumb

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    The Texas Rangers are pushing right-hander Max Scherzer's (back, thumb) next minor-league rehab start with Double-A Frisco back a few days after he experienced some soreness in his thumb after his last outing at Triple-A Round Rock, according to general manager Chris Young. Scherzer will hopefully make his next rehab start by the end of the week. The 39-year-old's surgically repaired back has apparently held up well, though, which is the main takeaway here for fantasy managers that have been stashing the three-time Cy Young winner. In his lone rehab start with Round Rock, Scherzer allowed three earned runs while walking none and striking out four in 2 1/3 innings, so he still has a ways to go to build up his arm before making his 2024 MLB debut. Barring setbacks, Scherzer should be back in Texas' rotation at some point next month.

    Apr 30 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Wyatt Langford's First Career Homer Is Inside-The-Park

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Wyatt Langford recorded his first career homer Sunday in a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Langford showed off his power and speed with an inside-the-park home run in Sunday's victory. The 22-year-old has had a good start to his career, hitting .248 (25-for-101) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, 11 RBI, 13 runs with 11 walks, and 24 strikeouts in 27 games this season. The Rangers will have Monday off and start a new series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, giving Langford a favorable matchup in all three games. With the power and speed he brings to the plate, he'll remain a hot commodity to all fantasy managers.

    Apr 29 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Dane Dunning Strikes Out 10 On Sunday

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Dane Dunning had his best start of the season on Sunday, picking up the win in a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Dunning was on a mission in this one, racking up 10 strikeouts over 5 innings of two-run ball (one earned). The righty allowed just three hits, and maybe most importantly didn't walk a single batter. Considering he had walked at least two in every other start this season, this was clearly a big part of his success. Dunning remains a deeper-league option with some streamer appeal in standard-sized leagues, but he has shown an improved ability to get strikeouts this year, which is something to watch for in his coming starts.

    Apr 29 · Source via Texas Rangers Dane Dunning
  • Evan Carter Absent On Sunday

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter (rest) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. This looks like a routine rest day for the rookie outfielder against a left-handed starter. Wyatt Langford will handle left field, with Andrew Knizner getting the start at designated hitter versus left-hander Andrew Abbott. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly with Carter out.

    Apr 28 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Adolis Garcia Sitting Out On Saturday

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia is not in the starting lineup on Saturday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Hunter Greene. It appears it's simply a day off for the slugger after the two teams played a night game on Friday when Garcia went 0-for-3 as part of a 2-1 series-opening win. The 31-year-old is enjoying a massive start to the 2024 season, hitting .290 with seven home runs, four stolen bases, and a .906 OPS across 27 games and 110 trips to the plate. While he slugged a career-high 39 home runs last season, Garcia swiped just nine bags after a 25-steal 2022 season. Fantasy managers will certainly welcome back his speed to begin this season while he continues to offer big-time power as one of the top outfielders in fantasy baseball.

    Apr 27 · Source via Texas Rangers Adolis Garcia
  • Cody Bradford Diagnosed With Rib Stress Fracture

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    Rangers starter Cody Bradford has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his rib, manager Bruce Bochy informed reporters (including Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News). The left-hander will be out of action for at least another month. He has been on the injured list since April 14 with what the team initially indicated...

    Apr 26 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Cody Bradford
  • Cody Bradford Out For At Least One Month

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cody Bradford (ribs) doesn't appear any closer to getting back on the mound. On Friday, Rangers' manager Bruce Bochy said Bradford is dealing with a stress fracture in his rib. The 26-year-old was originally placed on the injured list with back soreness, but it appears to be his rib instead. The organization says Bradford is likely to miss at least a month of action. It's uncertain if there will still be a spot in the rotation available once Bradford is ready to pitch again.

    Apr 26 · Source via Texas Rangers Cody Bradford
  • Josh Smith Records Two Hits In Loss

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    Texas Rangers infielder Josh Smith continued his strong campaign versus the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Smith went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the loss to the Mariners. He has seemingly come out of nowhere and been a reliable option for this offense. He's slashing 292/.393/.417 over 72 at-bats, but he's more of a bench option which limits his fantasy value.

    Apr 26 · Source via Texas Rangers Josh H. Smith
  • Jack Leiter Turns In Excellent Outing In Triple-A

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    Texas Rangers pitching prospect Jack Leiter was electric in his outing for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, throwing six innings of shutout ball. Leiter allowed one hit, struck out eight, and walked three to round out his line. After a rough first outing in the majors last week, Leiter got himself back on track with a dominant outing that showcased the upside he has. He will need to continue pitching well in Triple-A, but a call back to the big leagues is still a possibility if someone in the Rangers rotation hits the injured list, which will likely happen at some point.

    Apr 26 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Nathaniel Lowe Slugs First Homer Of The Season Thursday

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    Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe clubbed his first home run of the season on Thursday despite taking a 4-3 loss at the hands of the rival Seattle Mariners. The 28-year-old appeared in only his fifth game of the season due to an oblique injury suffered late in spring training but he's been off to a hot start in a small sample. Lowe is hitting .294 (5-for-17) with a homer, a double, three walks, three runs scored, and .929 OPS across his first 20 trips to the plate. Armed with pop and plenty of patience at the plate, Lowe hit .262 with 17 home runs, 89 runs, 82 RBI, a 12.8% BB%, and a .774 OPS while appearing in 161 games in the 2023 season, the third straight season in which he has appeared in at least 157 contests.

    Apr 25 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathaniel Lowe
  • Rangers Activate Josh Sborz From Injured List

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    The Texas Rangers activated right-hander Josh Sborz (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list on Thursday and optioned right-hander Grant Anderson from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. Sborz is returning from a right rotator-cuff strain after making one minor-league rehab appearance for Double-A Frisco on Tuesday. The 30-year-old reliever had 2 2/3 scoreless innings for Texas with no walks and three strikeouts earlier this month before going on the shelf with his right-shoulder injury. Now that he's back, Sborz will return to a high-leverage relief role late in games as a setup man alongside David Robertson and Jose Leclerc ahead of closer Kirby Yates. In 44 relief outings for Texas in the regular season in 2023, Sborz had a 5.50 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 17 walks and 66 K's in 52 1/3 innings.

    Apr 25 · Source via Closers Texas Rangers Josh Sborz
  • Corey Seager Serving As Designated Hitter Against Seattle

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    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (shin) is serving as the team's designated hitter and will bat second on Thursday against right-hander Luis Castillo and the visiting Seattle Mariners. Seager was removed as a precaution late in Wednesday's contest against the M's after he was hit by a pitch and suffered a left-shin contusion. The 29-year-old's shin swelled up after the game, but apparently he's feeling good enough on Thursday to serve as the DH against a pitcher that he's hit .300 against in 10 career at-bats. With Seager at DH, Josh Smith is starting at the 6 and batting sixth for Texas. Fantasy managers will want to get Seager back into all starting lineups. He's started off the 2024 season hitting .256 (22-for-86) with a homer, six RBI and 11 runs scored.

    Apr 25 · Source via Texas Rangers Corey Seager
  • Max Scherzer Serves Up Two Homers In Rehab Start

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (back) made his first appearance of 2024 in Wednesday's minor-league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock, surrendering three runs on five hits (two home runs) with four punchouts. The long ball plagued Scherzer a year ago as well, serving up 28 homers over 27 starts, so fantasy managers hope he's getting those issues out of his system before he rejoins the major-league roster. With Scherzer's target being an early-May return to Texas' rotation after offseason back surgery, he appears likely to make at least two more rehab starts before becoming available to fantasy managers. Even so, the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer has a chance to crush the late-round ADP he carried in the spring due to concerns he'd be out until midseason. Last season, Scherzer recorded a rock-solid 3.20 ERA (3.41 FIP), 0.95 WHIP, and 53:15 K:BB over 45 frames (eight starts) after joining the Rangers.

    Apr 25 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Corey Seager Removed From Game After Being Hit By Pitch

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    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (shin) was hit by a pitch on the left shin in the seventh inning on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners and was removed as a precaution after staying in to run the bases. Before hitting the showers early, Seager was 0-for-2 at the plate with a walk and the hit-by-pitch. He was replaced in the field by Davis Wendzel. The 29-year-old's injury doesn't appear to be very serious, but fantasy managers should be prepared to be without him for the day game on Thursday in the series finale against the M's. Seager came into Wednesday's contest hitting .262 (22-for-84) with only one home run and six RBI in his first 21 games, but he's hit just .192 in his last seven games, so he could probably use the day off on Thursday anyway.

    Apr 24 · Source via Texas Rangers Corey Seager
  • Rangers Claim Kolton Ingram

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    The Rangers have claimed left-handed reliever Kolton Ingram off waivers from the Mets, per a team announcement. The Rangers' 40-man roster is now at capacity. Ingram was designated for assignment when the Mets selected Tomas Nido's contract in the wake of Francisco Alvarez's thumb injury. Ingram has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock for now....

    Apr 24 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Texas Rangers Kolton Ingram
  • Rangers' Scherzer to make rehab start in Triple-A

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    Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer will see his first game action since offseason back surgery in a start with Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

    Apr 24 · ESPN Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Jon Gray Scheduled For Wednesday's Start

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jon Gray made a surprise relief appearance in Saturday's loss to the Atlanta Braves, but he's scheduled to take the ball as a starter for Wednesday's game at home versus the division-rival Seattle Mariners. After yielding five runs in his first start of the 2024 regular season, Gray is getting on a roll in April with a 1.10 ERA (2.47 FIP) and 23:7 K:BB over his last 16 1/3 innings (four appearances). The 32-year-old veteran right-hander dominated Seattle a season ago, logging a pristine 0.64 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, and 13:1 K:BB across 14 frames (two starts) against the division foes in 2023. The current M's roster is batting a paltry .159 (14-for-88) against Gray, who looks like a solid streaming option and a worthy pickup during Tuesday night's waiver runs in fantasy ahead of Wednesday's full slate.

    Apr 23 · Source via Texas Rangers Jon Gray
  • Johnny Cueto Signing With Rangers

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    The Texas Rangers have signed starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to a minor-league contract on Tuesday. The 38-year-old lands a deal with the defending World Series champions after a rough year with the Miami Marlins. Cueto posted a 6.02 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 39/15 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings with the Marlins last season. It's uncertain what Cueto still has left in the tank, but he'll at least be additional depth for the organization. Cueto has plenty of experience but is unlikely to offer any kind of fantasy value.

    Apr 23 · Source via Texas Rangers Johnny Cueto
  • Jonah Heim Back From Bereavement List

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    The Texas Rangers activated catcher Jonah Heim from the bereavement list on Tuesday and optioned catcher Sam Huff to Triple-A Round Rock after Sunday's game in a corresponding move. Heim will be back behind the dish to catch right-hander Dane Dunning on Tuesday while hitting eighth in the batting order against the visiting Seattle Mariners and right-hander Logan Gilbert. The left-handed-hitting backstop has a .300 average with a home run and four RBI in 20 career at-bats against Gilbert, so fantasy managers will surely want to get him back into their starting lineups right away. Heim has been decent at the plate to start the year, too, going 19-for-72 (.264) with three home runs, 15 RBI, one stolen base and seven runs scored in 18 games played.

    Apr 23 · Source via Texas Rangers Jonah Heim
  • Rangers Send Owen White Back To Minors

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    The Texas Rangers optioned pitching prospect Owen White to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday and activated pitcher Jonathan Hernandez (lat) from the 15-day injured list in a corresponding move. White, the team's No. 9 prospect per MLB Pipeline, was with the Rangers' big-league club for the first time in his career for a few days, but he didn't make a single appearance and will now head back to the minors to continue his development. The 24-year-old has been slowed by injuries early in his career. He pitched in the All-Star Futures game but didn't look too good in the second half of 2023 when he was promoted to Triple-A. White allowed 11 runs (10 earned) in just 12 1/3 innings with seven walks and 11 strikeouts in his first three starts for Round Rock, so he's going to need to turn it around on the farm if he wants another call-up to the big leagues later this year.

    Apr 23 · Source via Texas Rangers Owen White
  • Evan Carter Blasts Home Run In Sunday Night Baseball Win

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter blasted a solo home run in the team's 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. Carter got the Rangers scoring started in the top of the fourth inning when he connected with an 81.1 mph changeup from Braves starter Darius Vines for a 398-foot home run. That was his third home run of the year. The 21-year-old has hit a bit of a rookie wall through the first 20 games of the season, hitting just .211 with three home runs and seven RBI. While he might not be a capable fantasy starter right now, he should pick it up as the season goes on. He could be a great buy-low option.

    Apr 22 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Rangers eye a Wednesday rehab start for Scherzer

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    Texas starter Max Scherzer, 39, who on Friday threw 40 pitches during a two-inning simulated game, according to the Dallas Morning News, is expected to begin his rehabilitation assignment in the minor leagues next week, Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said.

    Apr 21 · ESPN Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Rangers Designate Jared Walsh For Assignment

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    The Rangers announced a series of roster moves this afternoon, led by the club designating first baseman Jared Walsh for assignment. Taking Walsh's spot on the active roster will be first baseman Nathaniel Lowe, who the club has activate from the 10-day injured list. In addition, Texas announced that catcher Jonah Heim has been placed...

    Apr 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Jared Walsh
  • Max Scherzer Set For Rehab Start On Wednesday

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (back) is slated for a rehab start on Wednesday. Scherzer recovered well from his live batting practice session and the team feels comfortable enough to move him forward in his recovery process. The expectation is that Scherzer may be ready to return to the Rangers' rotation in early May. The 39-year-old was solid in the regular season with the Rangers in 2023, posting up a 3.20 ERA in eight starts. Scherzer did show some cracks late in the season, though, and expectations for the veteran right-hander may need to be tempered by fantasy managers who are used to Scherzer's gaudy numbers. When he joins the AL West leading Rangers, his value may be best in DFS formats

    Apr 20 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Jared Walsh Designated for Assignment

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    Texas Rangers first baseman Jared Walsh was designated for assignment on Saturday. The move was correlated with activating Nathaniel Lowe off of the injured list. Walsh hit below league average in his early season stint, slashing .226/.317/.321 in 60 PA and has been a subpar hitter since his breakout years in 2020 and 2021. With the lefty off of the Rangers active roster, Lowe will take on the starting role at first base. Utility player Ezequiel Duran will see decreased playing time as well. Fantasy managers should only have interest in Lowe at this time.

    Apr 20 · Source via Texas Rangers Jared Walsh
  • Rangers option rookie Leiter after shaky debut

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    The Texas Rangers optioned rookie right-hander Jack Leiter to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, one day after allowing seven runs in his major league debut.

    Apr 20 · ESPN Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Texas Rangers Activate Nathaniel Lowe Off Injured List

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    Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (oblique) was activated off the injured list today and is in the Rangers lineup for their tilt against the Atlanta Braves. Lowe has been out since early March after experiencing side tightness during spring training. The 28-year-old will bat fifth in his season debut against Braves right-hander Charlie Morton. Lowe is projected to hit for a .269/.352/.431 slash line in 2024 and joins a Rangers lineup that continues to be one of the most productive lineups in the majors. Fantasy managers should look to snag Lowe if possible. With Lowe active, expect decreased playing time for Jared Walsh going forward.

    Apr 20 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathaniel Lowe
  • Dane Acker Strikes Out Seven Across Four Innings

    Texas Rangers pitching prospect Dane Acker tossed 4 2/3 no-hit innings with seven punchouts on Friday evening. Acker allowed only two walks. This was his third start of the season, which continued a similar trend as he holds an incredible 0.68 ERA and 0.75 WHIP across 13 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old is sporting an excellent 18:5 K:BB ratio. The 27th-ranked prospect in the Texas system should be expected to debut in Triple-A soon and could very well push for a late-season promotion as the Rangers prepare for another deep playoff run. The former fourth-round pick is worth looking into if he's not rostered in your dynasty league.

    Apr 20 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Dane Acker
  • Brock Burke Undergoes Hand Surgery

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    Rangers reliever Brock Burke underwent surgery to repair a fractured metacarpal in his right (non-throwing) hand on Thursday, the team announced (X link via Kennedy Landry of MLB.com). It's unclear precisely how long he'll be out of action. Texas placed Burke on the 60-day injured list this week, ruling him out until at least the middle...

    Apr 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Brock Burke
  • Rangers Option Jack Leiter, Call Up Owen White

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    The Texas Rangers have optioned right-handed pitching prospect Jack Leiter to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday and called up No. 9 prospect Owen White from Round Rock in a corresponding move. Leiter made his major-league debut on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers and didn't do so well, allowing seven runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out three in 3 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old wasn't fooling many hitters and allowed a lot of hard contact in his first taste of big-league hitters. He'll surely be back at some point in 2024, but for now will head back to the farm to hone his craft. White, 24, gave up five earned runs in four relief innings in his major-league debut in 2023. It's unclear what role the Rangers plan on having him fill in his first call-up of 2024.

    Apr 19 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter Owen White
  • Andrew Heaney Aiming To Go Deeper Friday

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    Texas Rangers left-hander Andrew Heaney will be looking to get deeper into Friday's contest against the hosting Atlanta Braves. The veteran went just 3 2/3 innings and threw 79 pitches in that time in his last start at Houston, allowing two earned runs and four walks in that time. Heaney has pitched just 12 innings through his first three starts, maxing out at 4 2/3 frames in his first start of the season against Tampa Bay. The 32-year-old has been roughed up for a 6.75 ERA on the young season and sports a tiny 5.1% K-BB%, as well. Heaney is in danger of losing his rotation spot with Max Scherzer likely returning in May while the club also recently called up right-hander Jack Leiter who started Thursday's game against the Tigers.

    Apr 19 · Source via Texas Rangers Andrew Heaney
  • Rangers Sign Shaun Anderson, Collin Wiles To Minor League Deals

    The Rangers have signed righties Shaun Anderson and Collin Wiles to minor league pacts, per the team's transaction log at MLB.com. Both pitchers have been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock. This will mark the 29-year-old Anderson's second stint in the Rangers organization. Texas claimed him off waivers from the Twins in 2021, but he lasted...

    Apr 19 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Shaun Anderson Collin Wiles
  • Marcus Semien Finishes Triple Short Of Cycle On Thursday

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    Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien had a great day at the dish on Thursday, leading the team to a 9-7 win over the Detroit Tigers. Semien went 3-for-6 with a homer and a double while scoring a pair of runs and knocking in one. With the big performance, the 33-year-old bumps up his slash line to .286/.355/.464 on the season. He also has 16 runs scored, three homers, 17 RBI, and a stolen base. While the counting numbers are great, his power and speed have left a little to be desired so far, but those should pick up as the season goes on.

    Apr 19 · Source via Texas Rangers Marcus Semien
  • Kirby Yates Strengthens Grip On Closer Role

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    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Kirby Yates closed out the Detroit Tigers on Thursday in a 9-7 win. Yates got the final four outs of this one, allowing just a hit while striking out one. It was the 37-year-old's second save of the season, with his first coming on Monday. He has been used as Texas' highest-leverage pitcher for the past few weeks and is likely to continue in that role, which will presumably give him the best chance at saves in the Rangers bullpen. He should be added in any leagues where saves matter.

    Apr 19 · Source via Closers Texas Rangers Kirby Yates
  • Rangers Hopeful Max Scherzer Can Return In Early May

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    The Texas Rangers are now hoping that right-hander Max Scherzer (back) can return from the injured list in early May after originally believed to be out until maybe late June. Scherzer threw 25 pitches during a live batting practice session on Monday and is expected to throw 40 pitches in a another live BP session on Friday. If he comes out of Friday's session all good, he could embark on a minor-league rehab assignment after that. Scherzer said he's still a bit cautious about his return from surgery to fix a herniated disc in his back, but this is still a very positive development for the Rangers and fantasy managers that have been stashing Scherzer since the regular season started. Don't expect ace-like numbers from the 39-year-old at this point in his career, but when healthy, Scherzer can still act as a solid mid-rotation fantasy starter.

    Apr 18 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Jack Leiter Lit Up For Seven Runs In MLB Debut

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    It wasn't the major-league debut that Texas Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter was hoping for on Thursday in Detroit against the Tigers. The former second overall pick in 2021 out of Vanderbilt only made it through 3 2/3 frames in his first big-league start, surrendering seven earned runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out three. This one start won't define Leiter's first year in the majors or his career, but he wasn't missing many bats and gave up a lot of hard contact on the day. It remains to be seen if Leiter will get another turn through Texas' rotation after the disappointing performance, but if he does, it should come next week against the Seattle Mariners in a good matchup.

    Apr 18 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Nathaniel Lowe May Need More Rehab At-Bats

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    Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said that there isn't a firm number of rehab at-bats that first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (hamstring) needs, but said it could be "about 30, could be more." As of right now, Lowe has only had 16 at-bats on his minor-league rehab assignment for Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock, so the 28-year-old left-handed slugger may not necessarily be ready to return from the 10-day injured list to make his 2024 debut with the Rangers this weekend. Barring a setback, though, Lowe should be able to make his season debut with Texas at some point next week. When he returns, Lowe will be the team's regular first baseman, pushing Jared Walsh to a bench role. If he isn't already, Lowe should be rostered in all fantasy formats.

    Apr 18 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathaniel Lowe
  • Blue Jays Trade Jimmy Robbins To Rangers

    The Rangers acquired minor league left-hander Jimmy Robbins from the Blue Jays, according to an announcement from Texas' top affiliate in Round Rock. He was not on the Toronto 40-man roster and therefore won't occupy a spot with Texas. According to the MLB.com transaction tracker, the Jays received cash in return. Robbins, a 6'3' southpaw, has...

    Apr 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays
  • RHP Lorenzen earns victory in Rangers debut

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    Michael Lorenzen pitched five spotless innings in his Texas debut and three relievers completed a five-hit shutout as the Rangers topped the Tigers 1-0 on Monday.

    Apr 16 · ESPN Texas Rangers Michael Lorenzen
  • Adolis Garcia Not Playing Tuesday

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia is getting the day off on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers in a day game following a night game. With Garcia out, rookie outfielder Wyatt Langford moves into the cleanup spot, while Ezequiel Duran is the designated hitter and is batting sixth against Tigers right-hander Casey Mize. Evan Carter is sliding over from left field to right field. Garcia has picked up right where he left off last postseason in the first 17 games of 2024, slashing .308/.370/.538 with a .908 OPS, four home runs, 15 RBI and four stolen bases in his first 73 plate appearances. He needs to be in all fantasy lineups on a daily basis when he's active. Langford has held his own so far in his first 60 MLB at-bats, but he's still searching for his first home run.

    Apr 16 · Source via Texas Rangers Adolis Garcia
  • Rangers Set To Promote Jack Leiter

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    The Texas Rangers are promoting pitching prospect Jack Leiter to the big-league club to debut on Thursday versus the Detroit Tigers. The former first-round pick has had a nice season for Triple-A Round Rock with a 3.77 ERA in three games (two starts). He has been a strikeout artist on the farm with 25 of them in just 14 1/3 innings. It is unknown how long Leiter is expected to remain with the club, but he is worth looking into as a streamer against a Tigers offense that is the least bit intimidating. Leiter is worth a speculative add in most formats.

    Apr 16 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Jack Leiter
  • Jonah Heim Gets Day Off

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    Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim will get a routine day off on Tuesday versus the Detroit Tigers. With the Rangers playing last night, Heim will get the afternoon to rest his knees. Heim has been off to a nice start this season with a .271 batting average to go along with two homers and 11 RBI as part of a strong Texas Rangers lineup. In place of Heim on Tuesday with be backup catcher Andrew Knizner. Knizner is hitless in 11 at-bats this season and can be avoided against Casey Mize and the Tigers. Heim should return to the lineup on Wednesday.

    Apr 16 · Source via Texas Rangers Jonah Heim
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