Fri, 29 May 2015 17:03:29 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Alex Gonzalez will remain in the starting rotation past his start Saturday, May 30. SP Ross Detwiler (shoulder) will join the bullpen when he is activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has not been dominant in Class AAA but will receive several starts with the Rangers. Owners should see how Gonzalez pitches in a game or two before considering adding him to their roster or using him on FantasyScore.
Fri, 29 May 2015 15:43:31 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Alex Gonzalez was officially announced as the starter against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 30. It will be his first major league start.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez will come very cheap on FantasyScore tomorrow. The former first-rounder in 2013 was 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings at Class AAA Round Rock. The strikeout numbers leave something to be desired, but he could stick in the rotation for a bit if he pitches well. It's best to avoid him in daily contests tomorrow. He's worth a speculative add in deep AL-only leagues.
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:39:40 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Alex Gonzalez is likely to be called up from Class AAA Round Rock to make the start against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 30. Gonzalez was the team's first-round draft pick back in 2013, and he'll be making his major league debut. SP Phil Klein, who made two spot starts in the rotation, was optioned to Round Rock Thursday, May 28. SP Ross Detwiler (shoulder), who threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 26, is unlikely to be ready. Gonzalez is 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA in eight starts in the minors this year, and he's given up four earned runs in his last 16 1/3 innings over three starts. He isn't likely to go over five innings with the Rangers this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez will be very cheap on FantasyScore if he comes up to make his major league debut Saturday against Boston, but he should be ignored everywhere in what's likely to be just one start for the youngster before heading back to the minors.
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:01:20 -0700
Texas Rangers SPs Nick Tepesch, Nick Martinez, Alex Gonzalez, Anthony Ranaudo, Lisalverto Bonilla and Ross Ohlendorf are expected to compete for the final spot in the team's starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: SPs Derek Holland, Yovani Gallardo, Colby Lewis and Ross Detwiler are expected to have the top four spots in the rotation locked up, in the wake of the injury to Yu Darvish (elbow). At this point, it appears that none of the six starters competing for the final rotation spot has an edge over the others, so keep checking back between now and the end of spring training for further updates.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:41:32 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is continuing to look for starting pitching even after the acquisition of SP Ross Detwiler. "We've got a number of internal options coming to compete for a spot, all of them that we like," Daniels said. "But you can never have enough and we'll continue having conversations about adding another starter." The Rangers already have SPs Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Detwiler, Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch on their roster and minor league SPs Alex Gonzalez and Luke Jackson could also compete for a job during spring training.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:56:22 -0800
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis is attracting trade interest from the Texas Rangers. However, the Braves would want P Alex Gonzalez in return, and that's a deal-breaker for Texas.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:25:58 -0700
The Texas Rangers have promoted 3B Joey Gallo and P Alex Gonzalez from Class A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Frisco.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:27:40 -0700
The Texas Rangers have selected Oral Roberts P Alex Gonzalez with the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.