The Texas Rangers DFA Matt Roth

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 6:30 pm

The Texas Rangers have designated 26-year old lefty reliever/starter Matt Roth.  Roth pitched in 1 game out of the bullpen for the Rangers this year and he was 0-0 with a 14.73 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  He gave up 10 hits (3 homers) and 1 walk while whiffing 3 batters in his 3 2/3 innings for the Rangers.  Roth also pitched in 28 games (23 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 11-5 with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Roth has now pitched in 23 games (1 start) in his first three years in the show and he is 2-1 with a 8.50 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers deal Ryan Cordell to the Milwaukee Brewers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 5 September 2016 at 9:31 pm

The Texas Rangers have sent 24-year old righty swinging 3B/OF Ryan Cordell to the Milwaukee Brewers as the player to be named later in the deal in which they acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress from them.  Cordell came into this season as the Rangers’ #11 prospect according to Baseball America.  Cordell played in 107 games in AA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 107 of 405 (.264 avg, .803 OPS) with 69 runs scored, 19 homers, 70 RBI and 12 stolen bases.  He played in 384 games in his four years in the minors for the Rangers and he was 407 of 1,480 (.275 avg, .798 OPS) with 252 runs scored, 55 homers, 227 RBI and 72 stolen bases.

The Texas Rangers acquire Nevin Ashley from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 31 August 2016 at 10:34 pm

The Texas Rangers have acquired 32-year old righty swinging catcher Nevin Ashley from the Mets for cash.  Ashley played in 63 games in AAA-ball for the Mets this year and he was 40 of 167 (.240 avg, .739 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 5 homers, 28 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Ashley had his first experience in the show last year for the Brewers, playing in 12 games in which he was 2 for 20 (.100 avg, .293 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Ashley could help the Rangers in September as their #3 catcher and the price was probably pretty reasonable for them to acquire him.

The Texas Rangers deal Dylan Moore to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three team deal

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 9:16 pm

The Texas Rangers have dealt 24-year old righty swinging SS Dylan Moore to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three team deal also involving the Miami Marlins.  Moore played in 118 games in A-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 109 of 414 (.263 avg, .816 OPS) with 73 runs scored, 14 homers, 59 RBIs and 40 stolen bases.  Moore played in 187 games in his two years in the minors for the Rangers and he was 174 of 654 (.266 avg, .821 OPS) with 112 runs scored, 21 homers, 96 RBIs and 55 stolen bases.  The Braves dealt outfielder Jeff Francoeur to the Marlins as part of this deal and the Marlins sent 22-year old righty swinging C/1B Matt Foley to the Braves as part of this deal.  The Rangers got back three international bonus slots valued at $860,000 bucks.  They receive the #37 pick and #97 pick from the Marlins and they also get the #93 pick from the Braves.

The Texas Rangers sign Carlos Gomez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 21 August 2016 at 9:25 am

The Texas Rangers have signed 30-year old righty swinging outfielder Carlos Gomez to a minor league deal.  Gomez played in 85 games earlier this year for the Astros and he was 62 of 295 (.210 avg, .594 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 5 homers, 29 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  Gomez whiffed 100 times against only 21 walks earlier this year for the Astros, as he looked overmatched at times.  Gomez has now played in 1,171 games in his first 10 years in the show and he was 970 of 3,794 (.256 avg, .721 OPS) with 554 runs scored, 108 homers, 429 RBIs and 234 stolen bases.  Gomez will start out in AAA-ball for the Rangers, but I have a feeling that he could be called up before rosters expand on September 1st, to make him eligible to play in the playoffs.  This was a nice flier for the Rangers to take, as Gomez is a 2-time All Star who has also won a Gold Glove Award.

UPDATE:  (8/24/2016) – The Texas Rangers are calling up Carlos Gomez tomorrow and they are going to make him their every day left fielder!  Gomez played in 3 games in AAA-ball for the Rangers and he was 4 for 13 (.308 avg, .896 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 triple and 2 RBI.

The Texas Rangers sign Darin Mastroianni

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 7:44 am

The Texas Rangers have signed 30-year old righty swinging outfielder Darin Mastroianni to a minor league deal.  Mastroianni played in 7 games earlier this year for the Twins and he was 0 for 9 (.000 avg, .182 OPS) with 1 run scored and 1 stolen base.  He also played in 51 games in AAA-ball for the Twins and he was 46 of 180 (.256 avg, .627 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 0 homers, 15 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  Mastroianni has now played in 136 games in his first five years in the show and he is 58 of 282 (.206 avg, .551 OPS) with 35 runs scored, 4 homers, 24 RBIs and 25 stolen bases.  He will start his time with the Rangers in AAA-ball.

Josh Morgan is looking good in the minors for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 12 August 2016 at 7:33 am

20-year old righty swinging SS/3B Josh Morgan came into this season as the Texas Rangers‘ #7 prospect according to Baseball America.  Morgan has played in 106 games in A-ball for the Rangers so far this year and he is 115 of 392 (.293 avg, .759 OPS) with 61 runs scored, 7 homers, 51 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Morgan has now played in 260 games in his first three years in the minors for the Rangers and he is 281 of 945 (.297 avg, .760 OPS) with 157 runs scored, 10 homers, 106 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  The Rangers will probably take things slowly with Morgan.

The Texas Rangers activate Drew Stubbs off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 11 August 2016 at 8:53 am

The Texas Rangers have activated 31-year old righty swinging outfielder Drew Stubbs off of the D.L.  Stubbs has played in 31 games so far this year for the Rangers and Braves in which he is 13 of 53 (.245 avg, .686 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 2 homers, 5 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  To make room on the active roster for Stubbs, the Rangers have sent 26-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Ryan Rua to AAA.  Rua played in 78 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 54 of 203 (.266 avg, .754 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 7 homers, 20 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Rua didn’t deserve to get sent to the minors and he will be back with the Rangers by September 1st at the latest, as that is when rosters can expand up to 40.  Stubbs’ versatility in the outfield is part of the reason why the Rangers picked him over Rua for right now.

The Texas Rangers DFA Kyle Kubitza

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 11 August 2016 at 8:01 am

The Texas Rangers have designated 26-year old lefty swinging 3B Kyle Kubitza for assignment.  Kubitza played in 98 games in AAA-ball for the Angels and Rangers this year in which he was 76 of 345 (.220 avg) with 38 runs scored, 6 homers, 34 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.  Kubitza has played in 19 games in his one year in the show so far in his career and he is 7 for 36 (.194 avg, .450 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  This is no loss for the Rangers moving forward.

UPDATE:  (8/12/2016) – The Rangers have lost Kyle Kubitza on waivers to the Atlanta Braves.

The Texas Rangers release Craig Breslow

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 8 August 2016 at 7:20 pm

The Texas Rangers have released 36-year old lefty reliever Craig Breslow.  Breslow pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Rangers in AAA-ball and he was 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and a 3.50 WHIP.  He gave up 5 hits, 2 walks and 3 runs (all earned) in only 2 innings pitched in AAA for the Rangers.  Breslow has pitched in 539 games (2 starts) in his first 11 years in the show and he is 22-29 with 8 saves, a 3.35 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.  Breslow could be nearing the end of the line, but he is a lefty so you never know.

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