Texas Rangers News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Fansided: To Trade or Not to Trade? That is the Question for the Texas Rangers
Mike Minor has been, without a doubt, the best pitcher for the Texas Rangers so far this season, and even going back to the All-Star break of last season. In ten starts this season, he is 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA and has even started to gain attention for the Cy Young race. Minor is also under club control until the end of next season and is on a very reasonable deal (owed a little under $20 million over the next two seasons).
The Rangers are now 24-23 and have experienced a lot of highs offensively and with Mike Minor and Shawn Kelley, but the rest of their pitching staff has seen just about as many lows, as it has really struggled from game to game.
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Lone Star Ball: Willie Calhoun hits I.L., Delino DeShields back up with Rangers
Texas Rangers injury news: Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained quad that he suffered in Tuesday night's game while Delino DeShields has been recalled from Nashville to provide some depth at center field.
We knew something had to give for the Rangers' bursting lineup. Once Elvis Andrus went down with a hamstring strain over a week ago, and Willie was finally freed from Nashville, the debate became about how the Rangers were going to keep everyone up, in the lineup, and happy.
Would it be time to send Nomar Mazara down and make him earn a spot back in the big leagues?
Over .500 4-game win steak 7 of our last 8 #TogetherWe https://t.co/tu7zcj2mot
The Hunter Pence Experience https://t.co/bpLd4T2rya
ESPN.com: Rangers' Calhoun to IL; DeShields back in bigs
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left quad strain.
The move was made Wednesday, a day after Calhoun aggravated his quad as a baserunner when trying to beat a throw to first base in the sixth inning of a win over Seattle.
Delino DeShields, the center fielder sent to the minor two weeks ago, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
Calhoun hit .435 (10 for 23) with two homers and seven RBIs since making his season debut a week ago following his call-up from the minors.
MAZ That's his 4th double in three games! https://t.co/vrQjwncvTv
Lets touch home plate more times than the other team. https://t.co/meDWChCUDU
Lone Star Ball: Texas Rangers lineup for May 22, 2019: Gallo, Calhoun sit
Texas Rangers lineup for May 22, 2019 against the Seattle Mariners: starting pitchers are Jesse Chavez (opening for Adrian Sampson) for the Rangers and Marco Gonzalez for the Mariners.
Texas looks to sweep the Mariners today, and have a couple of big bats on the bench, with Willie Calhoun having strained his quad and Joey Gallo getting a day off.
Choo -- LF
Santana -- CF
Pence -- DH
Nomar -- RF
Forsythe -- SS
Odor -- 2B
Cabrera -- 3B
Fansided: A few Texas Rangers are on their way to earning some MLB hardware
It's still early, but it's no longer so early that stats can be taken lightly or deemed skewered. This is the point in the season in which players show their true colors. A few Texas Rangers got off to hot starts, though it remained to be seen whether or not they could keep it up. As of May 22nd, they've kept it up -- perhaps even heated up.
Joey Gallo, Mike Minor and Hunter Pence have been outstanding this year. Just as the Rangers have exceeded expectations, so has each of them.
Dallas Morning News: Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (hamstring) makes rehab start at Double-A Frisco
ARLINGTON - Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (strained hamstring) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco Tuesday designed to get him ready for activation from the injured list on Saturday, the first day he is eligible. Andrus went hitless in three at-bats as the DH. He is expected to be the DH again on Wednesday.
A year ago, Andrus missed two months with a broken right arm, his first ever trip to the IL. He had a seven-game rehab assignment to get ready for his return, but acknowledged he never really got back in a good rhythm. His rhythm should not be disrupted nearly as much this time around.
Dallas Morning News: Josh Hamilton updates Rangers fans on what he's been up to since his playing days, why he hasn't returned to baseball
Former Rangers great Josh Hamilton joined the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk about the announcement of his induction into the Rangers' Hall of Fame as well as life after baseball. Here are some of the highlights:
What are you doing these days?
Hamilton: "It's been good. I've been able to spend time with my girls and been able to be dad, make up for lost time with them. You know, see them play sports, take them to school. Just do all the things that a normal dad does.
Lone Star Ball: 23-23 - Lynn deals against M's as Rangers take another home game 5-3
If you had told me after the Rangers dropped five games under .500 with a loss in Kansas City last Tuesday, after a miserable week, that exactly a week later they'd be back at .500, I probably wouldn't have believed you. Nevertheless, here we are.
The Rangers have won as many games as they've lost this season and that's now thanks in part to a stretch here over the last week where they've won six of seven after it seemed they were hitting a tailspin that would derail the good vibes from earlier in the year.
Kudos to the Rangers for fighting hard to remain fun.
Lone Star Ball: Thoughts on a 5-3 Rangers win
How about that Lance Lynn ? Three quality starts in a row, and in his last five starts, he's gown 34 innings and given up 12 runs. One disaster start in Oakland aside, he's been very good this year.
Lynn threw 6 shutout innings, with 3 hits and 0 walks, and it seemed he would be done, but Chris Woodward sent him out to protect a 3-0 lead in the 7th. Lynn walked Dan Vogelbach, gave up a single to Edwin Encarnacion , and then gave up a rocket to right field to Omar Narvaez that looked like it would be gone, but instead hit the top of the fence, making a potential game-tying homer instead a 1 RBI single.