Tue, 03 Dec 2013 11:58:31 -0800
The Texas Rangers acquired OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick from the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Dec. 3, in exchange for OF Craig Gentry and SP Josh Lindblom. Choice will be on the major league roster while Bostick has been assigned to Single-A Myrtle Beach. Choice was selected 10th overall in the 2010 draft by the Athletics and made his major league debut in September by going 5-for-18 (.278) in nine games. "Michael is a guy we followed in his amateur days literally down the block," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He has a chance to hit and hit for power, is athletic and can play all three outfield spots."
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:56:15 -0800
The Oakland Athletics acquired OF Craig Gentry from the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Dec. 2, in exchange for OF Michael Choice.
Fantasy Tip: Both players become outfield depth for their new teams. Choice has more upside, but Gentry probably has a clearer path to playing time. Both are merely AL-only options unless they find consistent playing time due to an injury.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:32:43 -0800
The Texas Rangers plan to tender contracts to RP Neftali Feliz, SP Alexi Ogando, 1B Mitch Moreland, RP Neal Cotts and OF Craig Gentry.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:24:37 -0700
The Texas Rangers acquired OF Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox Friday, Aug. 9. The White Sox will also send $1 million to the Rangers for Rios' salary. The White Sox will receive a player to be named or cash considerations. The Rangers are expected to send SS Leury Garcia to Chicago. With Rios gone, OF Avisail Garcia could come up and see playing time in the majors. Garcia had 10 hits in 24 at-bats (.417) with a home run and nine RBIs with Triple-A Charlotte.
Fantasy Tip: Texas was desperately seeking outfield help with Nelson Cruz suspended for the rest of the season. David Murphy and Craig Gentry are expected to platoon in left field from here on out.
Blake Tekotte was called up today, but if Garcia is brought up also, the latter should see most of the playing time for the rest of the year. Add Garcia immediately in AL-only leagues, for now.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:38:02 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz will accept his suspension immediately for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Fantasy Tip: This confirms that Cruz is on the Biogenesis suspension list, which was expected at this point. However, he was rumored to be the only player prepared to appeal a suspension. The suspension is expected to be for 50 games, which is the exact amount of games the Rangers have remaining.
David Murphy and Jeff Baker will see a big boost in playing time in the outfield, assuming Ron Washington sticks to his word and continues using Jurickson Profar at designated hitter or on the infield. Craig Gentry should also see an uptick in PT.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:57:56 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wanted to give OFs Leonys Martin and David Murphy the night off Tuesday, July 23. OFs Engel Beltre and Craig Gentry started in their place.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:18:58 -0700
The Texas Rangers have activated 3B Jeff Baker (thumb) and OF Craig Gentry (hand) from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:50:09 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Jeff Baker (thumb) and OF Craig Gentry (hand) likely will begin rehab assignments with Double-A Frisco Monday, July 15. Both players could be ready to rejoin the team after the All-Star break.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:21:45 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Craig Gentry (hand) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday, July 14, at Double-A Frisco. Utility man Jeff Baker (thumb) took batting practice for the first time since he was sidelined.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:57:24 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Craig Gentry (hand) has been taking batting practice over the last few days and is tentatively scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco Sunday, July 14.