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Rangers | Ryan Rua, Nomar Mazara to compete in LF?

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:23:11 -0800

Texas Rangers OFs Ryan Rua and Nomar Mazara will both receive a look in left field in spring training with OF Josh Hamilton (knee) slated to start on the disabled list. Rua was the Opening Day starter last year but wound up missing two months with a fractured heel. Mazara is the team's No. 2 prospect after hitting .284/.357/.443 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI at Class AA Frisco. OFs Justin Ruggiano, James Jones, Patrick Kivlehan and Lewis Brinson are other internal options.

Fantasy Tip: Rua had a tough break in 2015, but since he displayed those skills last spring, why can't he do it again. He's a speculative stash in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Mazara, only 20, clearly has more upside for the long term and is the better dart throw as a late-round flier.

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Rangers | Several options behind Josh Hamilton

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:35:42 -0800

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) is seeking a second opinion on his sore left knee. He had surgery last season to clean out the cartilage in his left knee last season and experienced soreness in the winter. If he isn't ready the team has multiple options including OFs Lewis Brinson, Joey Gallo, James Jones, Nomar Mazara, Ryan Rua and Justin Ruggiano.

Fantasy Tip: Itís uncertain how much time, if any, Hamilton will be forced to miss. The remaining outfielders are a hodgepodge and none are worth using outside of a deeper AL-only fantasy league. The team is also looking at a bevy of free-agent outfielders. Stay tuned.

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Rangers | Texas has other options for LF

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:30:53 -0800

With Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) already feeling pain in his left knee this spring, the Rangers have alternatives in OFs Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Rua, Joey Gallo and James Jones. Another option is 1B Ike Davis, but he's played just two innings in the outfield in his career.

Fantasy Tip: As most everyone knows, Hamilton is a massive injury risk. Because of that, he's nothing more than a late-round stab in deep mixed leagues. The Rangers might have to get creative with all of their alternatives. Of that group, Gallo is the most attractive because of his monster power capabilities and third base eligibility.

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MLB | Official Texas-Seattle trade breakdown

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:01:02 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers acquired OF James Jones, RP Tom Wilhelmsen and a player to be named later from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for OF Leonys Martin and RP Anthony Bass Monday, Nov. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Jones is the only notable addition to the trade, and he is a low-end fantasy option in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, at best. Through 359 career plate appearances, Jones owns a .238/.268/.296 slash line. You should aim higher in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Mariners | No Brad Miller Tuesday

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:07:11 -0700

Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 29. OF James Jones is starting in center field and is hitting eighth against Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers.

Fantasy Tip: Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) shouldn't be considered by FantasyScore gamers tonight. He's batting just .120 (3-for-25) in his short time on the major league roster this year.

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Mariners | James Jones leading off

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:51:39 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF James Jones is starting in center field and is batting leadoff against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Friday, Sept. 11. OF Shawn O'Malley is starting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) could make some noise in the leadoff spot tonight against Bettis, but we wouldn't bet on it. He hit only .250 in 312 at-bats last year with no homers and is hitless in his 12 at-bats with the M's this year.

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Mariners | Austin Jackson not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:52 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson is getting the day off against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, July 5. OF James Jones will play center field and bat leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) swiped 27 bags in 108 games last year but has had difficulty hitting consistently enough to get regular playing time at the major league level. Unless you need a lot of salary cap relief Sunday, he should not be considered for FantasyScore lineups.

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Mariners | James Jones recalled

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:32:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF James Jones was recalled from Class AAA Tacoma Saturday, July 4, while SP Roenis Elias was sent down.

Fantasy Tip: Jones stole 27 bases last season but has yet to hit enough to remain in the lineup consistently. Keep him on your watch lists.

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Mariners | James Jones starting Sunday

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:00:34 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF James Jones is starting in center field and batting eighth Sunday, June 21, against the Houston Astros. OF Austin Jackson is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: If you need lots of salary cap relief for your FantasyScore lineup, Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is an intriguing option. Although he is hitless in four at-bats this season, Jones hit .250 with 27 steals over 108 games last year.

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Mariners | Austin Jackson out Tuesday

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:16:10 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson is out of the lineup Tuesday, June 16, in favor of OF James Jones.

Fantasy Tip: Jones didn't impress with a .264-1-13 line at Class AAA Tacoma, but he had 15 steals. Pass on him on FantasyScore for now.

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