Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:36:40 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 28. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in right field and hitting second in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP J.A. Happ.
Fantasy Tip: Choo ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is off to a terrible start in 2015, hitting only .096 (5-for-52) with a home run and five RBI. In shallow mixed leagues, he's probably not worth a roster spot while he's struggling. Smolinski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has just four hits in 36 at-bats on the season, and he's another weak FantasyScore play on this Tuesday night.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:41:50 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Wednesday, April 15. OF Jake Smolinski is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Smolinski ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has fared very well against southpaws in his young career, hitting .400 against them with two of his three home runs in 25 at-bats. He's a leap of faith at FantasyScore today, but it could pay off against Santiago.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:28:51 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is reportedly looking an offensive-minded player to play left field, as a result of Shin-Soo Choo shifting to right field. In-house options to play the position include 1B/OF Mitch Moreland and OF Jake Smolinski.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:28:32 -0700
Texas Rangers OFs Daniel Robertson and Jake Smolinski will play for Obregon in the Mexican League this winter in order to receive more at-bats.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:16:37 -0700
The Texas Rangers might turn to OFs Michael Choice, Daniel Robertson, Ryan Rua or Jake Smolinski for the left field position in 2015, or they could look for a cheaper alternative on the free-agent market.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:38:15 -0700
Updating a previous item, Texas Rangers OF Michael Choice (hamstring) will be shut down for the rest of the season with a severely strained left hamstring. In a corresponding move, OF Jake Smolinski (foot) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:56:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (foot) might come off the 15-day disabled list to re-join the team Tuesday, Sept. 16, against the Oakland Rangers.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:58:47 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (foot) likely will be able to play again this season, according to interim manager Tim Bogar. Smolinski has been on the disabled list since July 25 because of a broken left foot.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:44:45 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (foot) is out of his walking boot and has been cleared to begin baseball activities.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:47:15 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (foot) is in a walking boot and is expected to miss two to three weeks.