Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:24:53 -0800
The Texas Rangers outrighted P Ross Wolf to the minors Monday, Nov. 4, after he cleared waivers. Also, RP Travis Blackley elected to become a free agent.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:50:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando could return to the rotation and start next week. Ogando worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings and got the win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, Sept. 8. Ogando is 5-4 with a 3.47 ERA this season and has been on the disabled list three times. SPs Nick Tepesch and Travis Blackley are also candidates to start next week.
Fantasy Tip: Ogando's possible start next week is likely to be just a spot start, though, so his value won't increase much for the rest of the season.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:42:30 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Travis Blackley will stay in the starting rotation after tossing 66 pitches in his start Tuesday, Aug. 20. His next turn in the rotation will come against the Seattle Mariners Monday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Blackley still remains an option only for AL-only owners.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:06:35 -0700
The Texas Rangers placed SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation Tuesday, Aug. 20. SP Travis Blackley has been recalled to make the start Friday, Aug. 23.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:34:48 -0700
Texas Rangers P Travis Blackley will start Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Fantasy Tip: Blackley is a short-term solution for the Rangers with Alexi Ogando (shoulder) hurting. Don't bother acquiring Blackley.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:35:01 -0700
The Texas Rangers have acquired P Travis Blackley from the Houston Astros for cash. Texas assigned Blackley to Triple-A Round Rock.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:40:09 -0700
Houston Astros P Travis Blackley has been outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He will become a free agent if he declines the assignment.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:33:53 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled P Kevin Chapman from the minors Friday, Aug. 9, and designated RP Travis Blackley for assignment in a corresponding move.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:28:02 -0700
Houston Astros RP Travis Blackley (face, head) was hit in the head during batting practice Wednesday, July 31, and he was helped off the field.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:54:57 -0700
Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock is being moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen. Peacock was 1-3 on the year with an 8.44 ERA after giving up five runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings to the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. He has gone 4 1/3 frames or less in each of his four starts this year. Manager Bo Porter is hoping that Peacock gains some confidence so he can return to the rotation at some point this season. Ps Paul Clemens, Travis Blackley and Jose Cisnero are all options to replace Peacock in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The organization has trust that Peacock can return to a starting role, so it might not be wise to give up on him just yet in deep AL-only leagues. Clemens, Blackley and Cisnero should only be picked up for desperate owners in single-universe formats.