Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:18:43 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is leaning toward placing 3B Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list. Daniels said the team would like him back in the lineup but do not want the injury to become more serious.
Fantasy Tip: Beltre owners should have a backup plan ready because it appears Beltre will be on the sidelines for a few weeks. Joshua Wilson and Kevin Kouzmanoff could play at third base while Beltre is out, but neither is likely more than an AL-only option.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:21:30 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) is not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday, April 9.
Fantasy Tip: Beltre's injury could require a DL stint. He'll undergo an MRI exam Wednesday, so check back to see what the results are. Joshua Wilson is at third base today, and Donnie Murphy can also fill in there if Beltre requires an extended absence. Both options are only valuable in AL-only leagues.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:03:52 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he plans to give both 2Bs Donnie Murphy and Joshua Wilson consistent playing time. Murphy started at second base for the second straight game Monday, April 7. Washington said Wilson will start both Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 9.
Fantasy Tip: A platoon situation at second base makes both Murphy and Wilson AL-only commodities.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:38:31 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Saturday, March 29, that he has not yet decided his second base and designated hitter spots for opening day. Washington is trying to decide between either 2Bs Donnie Murphy or Joshua Wilson at second base, and between OF Michael Choice and 1B Mitch Moreland for the designated hitter spot.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:28:36 -0700
The Texas Rangers will send 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to Triple-A Round Rock, as the club elected to keep left-handed hitting OF Jim Adduci over the veteran. "I have no reason why Kouzmanoff didn't make this team, he did everything he could," manager Ron Washington said Saturday, March 29. "But when you look at the roster, we had to try to give ourselves some flexibility." Kouzmanoff hit .385 in 52 Cactus League spring at-bats with 12 RBI, but the roster is crowded with INFs Donnie Murphy and Joshua Wilson already on the roster. Kouzmanoff has no opt outs in his contract, and will begin in the minors.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:59:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday, March 26, that 3B Donnie Murphy, claimed off waivers, is likely to be on the opening day roster, although the team is still evaluating its second base and utility situations. Infielders Adam Rosales, Kensuke Tanaka and Joshua Wilson are still in camp.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:48:39 -0700
The Texas Rangers could use a platoon at second base between 2Bs Kensuke Tanaka and Joshua Wilson with 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) out.
Fantasy Tip: Neither should be in consideration for your fantasy roster. The Rangers could also contemplate using prospect Rougned Odor as their second baseman.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:49:32 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) won't need surgery to fix a slight tear in the teres major muscle in his right shoulder, and he's expected to have four to six weeks of limited baseball activities before easing back into a throwing program. Profar injured his shoulder Saturday, March 22, while making a relay throw. The team is unsure if they'll use SSs Joshua Wilson or Adam Rosales to replace Profar at second base.
Fantasy Tip: Profar should be fine for the second half of the season, but he likely won't make much of an impact before the All-Star break. If you're in a deep league, you might not be able to afford cutting him if you have DL spots to play with. None of the replacements at the keystone on Texas' roster are worth bidding on.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:12:27 -0700
The Texas Rangers have reassigned INF/OF Brent Lillibridge to their minor league camp. This means that Joshua Wilson and Adam Rosales are battling for the utility infielder spot on the 25-man roster.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:54:25 -0800
The Texas Rangers signed free-agent RP Doug Mathis (Pirates), OF Brent Lillibridge (Yankees), 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (Marlins) and INF Joshua Wilson (Diamondbacks) to minor league deals Thursday, Dec. 12.