The Texas Rangers release Cody Buckel

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 28 April 2016 at 12:51 pm

The Texas Rangers have released 23-year old righty starter/reliever Cody Buckel.  Buckel pitched in 4 games (0 starts) in AA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP.  Buckel has pitched in 119 games (61 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 23-29 with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  Buckel has whiffed 412 batters so far in his minor league career in only 372 1/3 innings and he has only given up 298 hits, but, he has also walked 213 batters so far in his career and that’s way too many.  The Rangers won’t miss Buckel down the road, because he just doesn’t throw enough strikes to be effective.

The Texas Rangers send Nick Martinez to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 3:21 pm

The Texas Rangers have sent 25-year old righty reliever/starter Nick Martinez.  Martinez pitched in 1 game out of the pen for the Rangers so far this year and he was 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA and a 9.00 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 54 games (45 starts) in his first three years with the Rangers and he is 12-20 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  Martinez will likely be back at some point in 2016 for the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers release Burke Badenhop

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 11:55 am

The Texas Rangers have released 33-year old righty reliever Burke Badenhop.  Badenhop pitched in 3 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 0-0 with a 9.64 ERA and a 1.93 WHIP.  He has pitched in 418 games (10 starts) in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 20-27 with 4 saves, a 3.74 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  This is not much of a loss moving forward for the Texas Rangers.

The Texas Rangers call up Cesar Ramos

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 25 April 2016 at 7:58 am

The Texas Rangers have called up 31-year old lefty starter/reliever Cesar Ramos and he will start tonight against the Yankees.  He is replacing Cole Hamels, who has a minor groin injury (if there is such a thing).  Ramos has pitched in 3 games (all starts) in AAA-ball so far this year for the Rangers and he is 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP.  Ramos has pitched in 251 games (10 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 7-12 with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  In Ramos’ first ten starts in the majors, he is 1-3 with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP…..so don’t expect miracles tonight!

The Texas Rangers place Keone Kela on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Thursday 21 April 2016 at 6:18 pm

The Texas Rangers have placed 23-year old righty reliever Keone Kela on the 15-day disabled list due to a right elbow impingement.  If he needs surgery to fix his elbow, he could miss up to the next three months.  Kela has pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 7.11 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.  Kela 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 Rangers have called 26-year old righty reliever Phil Klein to replace Kela in the pen.  Klein pitched in 2 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rangers and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP.  Klein has now pitched in 30 games (2 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  The Rangers are going to miss Kela, as he was a key to their bullpen as a rookie in 2015.

The Texas Rangers call up Nick Martinez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 16 April 2016 at 4:27 pm

The Texas Rangers have called up 25-year old righty starting pitcher Nick Martinez.  Martinez pitched in 2 games (both starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 53 games (45 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 12-19 with a 4.27 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.  The Rangers have sent 23-year old lefty reliever Andrew Faulkner to AAA to make room on the roster for Martinez.  Faulkner pitched in 5 games (0 starts) for the Rangers this year and he was 0-0 with a 8.31 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 16 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Faulkner will probably get another chance with the Rangers at some point in 2016.

The Texas Rangers send Phil Klein to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 12:31 pm

The Texas Rangers have sent 26-year old righty reliever Phil Klein to AAA, through no fault of his own.  He pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Rangers this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP.  He whiffed 3 batters in 3 innings and no one got on base against him.  He has now pitched in 30 games (2 starts) for the Rangers in his first three years in the show and he is 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  The Rangers have called up 24-year old lefty reliever Alex Claudio to replace Klein in the pen.  He pitched in 1 game out of the pen in AAA-ball this year for the Rangers and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.00 WHIP.  Claudio has pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  Klein will be back with the Rangers at some point in 2016 and Claudio could help them right now due to his funky delivery.

The Texas Rangers release Jordan Danks

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 11 April 2016 at 11:09 am

The Texas Rangers have released 29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Jordan Danks.  Danks played in 4 games for the Philadelphia Phillies last year and he was 0 for 4 (.000 avg, .000 OPS).  He has now played in 184 games in his first four years in the show and he is 78 of 348 (.224 avg, .622 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 8 homers, 26 RBIs and 15 stolen bases.  This is not much of a loss for the Rangers moving forward.

The Texas Rangers call up Brett Nicholas

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 10 April 2016 at 7:08 pm

The Texas Rangers have called up 27-year old lefty swinging catcher Brett Nicholas to replace Robinson Chirinos.  He will serve as the Rangers’ backup catcher.  He played in 2 games this year in AAA and he was 1 for 8 (.125 avg, .375 OPS).  He played in 109 games in AAA-ball for the Rangers last year and he was 108 of 403 (.268 avg, .725 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 12 homers, 63 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He has now played in 616 games in his first seven years in the minors (all with the Rangers) and he is 617 of 2,246 (.275 avg, .758 OPS) with 269 runs scored, 60 homers, 355 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.

The Texas Rangers have placed Shin-Soo Choo on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Sunday 10 April 2016 at 6:41 pm

The Texas Rangers have placed lefty swinging outfielder Shin-Soo Choo on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained calf.  He will miss the next 4-6 weeks.  He has played in 5 games so far this year for the Rangers and he is 3 for 16 (.188 avg, .597 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.  The Rangers have called up 20-year old lefty swinging outfielder Nomar Mazara to replace Choo on the active roster and in RF.  He came into this season as the Rangers’ #3 prospect according to Baseball America.  He went 3 for 4 with a solo homer off of Angels’ starting pitcher Jered Weaver in his Major League debut earlier today in a 3-1 loss.  He played in 3 games in AAA-ball this year for the Rangers and he was 6 for 12 (.500 avg, 1.288 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 4 RBIs.  He has played in 444 games in his five years in the minors for the Rangers and he is 442 of 1,639 (.270 avg, .792 OPS) with 238 runs scored, 56 homers, 263 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.

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