The Texas Rangers call up a couple of players

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 8:25 pm

The Texas Rangers have called up 23-year old righty swinging outfielder Delino DeShields and 23-year old righty swinging infielder Hanser Alberto.  DeShields played in 30 games earlier this year for the Rangers and he was 23 of 106 (.217 avg, .596 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 2 homers, 8 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  DeShields has now played in 151 games in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 134 of 531 (.252 avg, .694 OPS) with 100 runs scored, 4 homers, 45 RBIs and 29 stolen bases.  The Rangers hope that DeShields is better this time around, as he started the 2016 pretty poorly…earning his demotion to AAA.  Alberto played in 24 games for the Rangers earlier this year and he was 6 for 37 (.162 avg, .324 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Alberto has now played in 65 games in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 28 of 136 (.206 avg, .453 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  The Rangers need Alberto to step up this time around.

The Texas Rangers put two starting players on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 8:18 pm

The Texas Rangers have placed 32-year old lefty swinging DH/1B Prince Fielder and 34-year old lefty swinging outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list.  Fielder has a herniated disc in his neck and it is in a different area than when he had surgery the first time around to fix it.  Surgery is a really option for Fielder this time around and if he has it, it will end his 2016 season.  Fielder has played in 89 games for the Rangers this year and he is 69 of 326 (.212 avg, .626 OPS) with 29 runs scored, 8 homers and 44 RBIs.  Fielder has played in 289 games in his first three years with the Rangers and he is 293 of 1,089 (.269 avg, .760 OPS) with 126 runs scored, 34 homers and 158 RBIs.  It’s starting to look like the Tigers ripped off the Rangers in the Kinsler/Fielder deal of a few years ago.  Choo is on the D.L. with lower back inflammation and he should only miss a couple of weeks.  Choo has played in 33 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 32 of 123 (.260 avg, .844 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 7 homers, 17 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Choo has played in 305 games in his first three years with the Rangers and he is 295 of 1,133 (.260 avg, .789 OPS) with 174 runs scored, 42 homers, 139 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.

The Texas Rangers acquire Scott Carroll from the White Sox

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 7:59 pm

The Texas Rangers have acquired 31-year old righty starter/reliever Scott Carroll from the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations.  Carroll pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the White Sox this year and he was 0-0 with a 11.57 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  He also pitched in 16 games (12 starts) in AAA-ball for the White Sox and he was 2-8 with a 5.55 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP.  Carroll has now pitched in 47 games (19 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 6-11 with a 4.60 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  This was just a case of the Rangers buying some rotation insurance.

The Texas Rangers activate Yu Darvish off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 16 July 2016 at 1:41 pm

The Texas Rangers have activated 29-year old righty starting pitcher Yu Darvish off the D.L.  He has pitched in 3 games (all starts) so far this year for the Rangers and he is 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  Darvish has given up 11 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 19 batters in his first 15 2/3 innings so far this year.  The Rangers have sent 22-year old righty reliever Jose Leclerc to AAA to make room on the roster for Darvish.  Leclerc has pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 1.59 ERA and a 2.12 WHIP.  That was Leclerc’s first shot at pitching in the show.  Darvish is starting today against the Cubs and they need him to stay healthy this time around!

The Texas Rangers sign Alexei Bell

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 16 July 2016 at 8:07 am

The Texas Rangers have signed 32-year old righty swinging outfielder Alexei Bell to a minor league deal.  Bell played in 9 games in Mexico this year and he was 6 for 35 (.171 avg, .624 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer, 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Bell has now played in 16 years in professional ball and he is 1,004 of 3,164 (.317 avg, .949 OPS) with 672 runs scored, 141 homers, 659 RBIs and 133 stolen bases.

The Texas Rangers place Jake Diekman on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 5:26 pm

The Texas Rangers have placed 29-year old lefty reliever Jake Diekman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6th, due to a lacerated left index finger.  Diekman has pitched in 39 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 1-1 with 2 saves, a 2.73 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.  He has given up 19 hits and 13 walks while whiffing 36 batters in his first 33 innings for the Rangers this year.  To replace Diekman on the roster, the Rangers have activated 23-year old righty reliever Keone Kela off the 60-day D.L.  Kela pitched in 7 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rangers before he was injured and he was 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 75 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 8-5 with 1 save, a 2.84 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.

The Texas Rangers have called up Kyle Lohse

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 9 July 2016 at 6:14 am

The Texas Rangers have called up 37-year old righty starting pitcher Kyle Lohse.  Lohse pitched in 10 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers so far this year and he is 3-5 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  Lohse has pitched in 455 games (416 starts) in his first 15 years in the show and he is 147-141 with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  The Rangers have sent 25-year old righty starting pitcher Nick Martinez to AAA to make room on the active roster for Martinez.  Martinez has pitched in 6 games (4 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 1-2 with a 6.45 ERA and a 2.02 WHIP.  He has given up 30 hits (4 homers) and 15 walks while whiffing 8 batters in 22 1/3 innings for the Rangers so far this year, so he was getting hit really hard this year.

The Texas Rangers send Chi Chi Gonzalez to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 9 July 2016 at 6:10 am

The Texas Rangers have sent 24-year old righty starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez to AAA.  Gonzalez pitched in 3 games (all starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 0-2 with a 8.71 ERA and a 2.90 WHIP.  He has given up 21 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 7 batters in 10 1/3 innings so far this year, as he was awful for the Rangers.  The Rangers have called up 24-year old lefty reliever Alex Claudio to replace Gonzalez on the active roster.  Claudio pitched in 13 games (0 starts) for the Rangers earlier this year and he was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

The Texas Rangers acquire Eric Jokisch from the Marlins

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 8 July 2016 at 2:46 pm

The Texas Rangers have acquired 26-year old lefty reliever/starter Erik Jokisch from the Miami Marlins for 30-year old righty swinging infielder Pedro Ciriaco.  Jokisch pitched in 20 games (2 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Cubs and Marlins this year and he was 2-1 with 1 save, a 3.92 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.  He did pitch for the Cubs back in 2014, working in 4 games (1 start) in which he was 0-0 with a 1.88 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.  He could help the Rangers later this year.  Ciriaco played in 51 games in AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 52 of 194 (.268 avg, .617 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 1 homer, 18 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

The Texas Rangers place Bryan Holaday on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 6 July 2016 at 3:24 pm

The Texas Rangers have placed 28-year old righty swinging catcher Bryan Holaday on the 15-day disabled list due to a bruised thumb.  Holaday has played in 30 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 20 for 84 (.238 avg, .695 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 2 homers and 13 RBIs.  The Rangers should be O.K. without Holaday, as they still have Robinson Chirinos and Bobby Wilson to catch.  The Rangers have called up 27-year old lefty swinging outfielder Jared Hoying to replace Holaday on the active roster.  Hoying played in 11 games earlier this year for the Rangers and he was 5 for 23 (.217 avg, .497 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.

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