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Rangers | Joey Gallo to open the year at Double-A

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:52:21 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo will open the season with Double-A Frisco.

Fantasy Tip: Gallo ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is one of the best power-hitting prospects in the game. He still needs more minor league seasoning, though, and is a stash candidate in AL-only and keeper leagues.

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Rangers | Neftali Feliz struggling

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:36:07 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz has given up four hit, three walks and three runs in his last three spring outings, but manager Jeff Bannister is not concerned about his closer. "He says he feels good and is right here he needs to be," Banister said. "Closers are different cats. Some of them get all hopped up and are boiling all the time and some have ice water in their veins. I haven't seen him yet in a real high octane situation yet to get a feel."

Fantasy Tip: After missing all of the 2013 season due to injury, Feliz bounced back with a 1.99 ERA and 13 saves in 30 outings in 2014. He'll need to regain the juice on his heater to return to pre-2013 levels, but Feliz is worth a cheap gamble as a saves option at the end of standard drafts.

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Rangers | Elvis Andrus scratched

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:34:14 -0700

Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (back) was scratched from the spring game Monday, March 30, with typical spring back stiffness.

Fantasy Tip: Andrus ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is likely being extremely cautious with opening day exactly a week from today. He should be fine for the start of the season, and he's in line for a bounceback year after a disappointing 2014 season.

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Rangers | Nick Martinez named No. 5 starter

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:27:23 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez has won the fifth starter job, according to team sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Rangers have a lot of pitching issues this spring, but Martinez won the fifth job despite a 5-12 record and an ERA around 4.50. He may be worth a late-round flier in AL leagues only.

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Rangers | Ryan Rua wins LF job for TEX

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:45:38 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ryan Rua is likely to start the season as the team's starting left fielder. OF Nate Schierholtz, his closest competition, was notified he would not make the team and Schierholtz requested his release.

Fantasy Tip: This is a bit of a surprise development from the Rangers, but it may be an indication they're looking at younger talent. Rua should be a pick in deeper AL drafts only, as not much is known about whether Rua can hit well enough to keep his job yet.

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Rangers | Nate Schierholtz released

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:40:38 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Nate Schierholtz was released by the team Saturday, March 28, making him a free agent. He was told by team brass that he would not be on the 25-man roster. Ryan Rua won his spot in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Schierholtz was once a decent outfielder but those days appear to be gone. He hit all of .195 last year and was a longshot to make the Rangers. Still, Schierholtz lost what fantasy value he had and should not be picked up until another opportunity arises, if even then.

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Rangers | Ryan Ludwick will not make Texas' roster

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:03:20 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ryan Ludwick has been informed that he won't make the roster Thursday, March 26.

Fantasy Tip: There is a chance that the veteran could land with another team, but for now, Ludwick can be ignored in fantasy leagues.

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Rangers | Ross Detwiler wins fourth rotation spot

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:07:29 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Ross Detwiler was named the fourth starter and will pitch Thursday, April 9, against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Detwiler ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is likely best left to the late rounds of drafts in AL-only formats. However, there are mixed formats which reward starters who also carry eligibility as a reliever and Detwiler qualifies. Still, he wasn't overly successful pitching out of the rotation through his 69 career starts -- 4.02 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 5.3 K/9. He is nothing more than a lottery ticket for FantasyScore contests in his first start, too.

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Rangers | Opening day handed to Yovani Gallardo

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:57:03 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo will start opening day Monday, April 6, against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Gallardo ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) draws a new-look Oakland lineup in a favorable pitching environment. At his price, consider him a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests, just remember he is no longer a strikeout force like in the early days of his career. In mixed seasonal leagues, Gallardo is likely best utilized as a streaming option in favorable matchups.

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Rangers | Texas sends Joey Gallo down

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:50:57 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo was sent down to minor league camp Monday, March 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gallo is an impressive young prospect in Texas' organization that is most known for his off-the-charts power at the plate. He's currently blocked by Adrian Beltre at the hot corner, but he's a candidate to come up later in 2015 when rosters expand. Gallo is only a candidate for AL-only and keeper league rosters.

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Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo battling triceps tightness

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:17:03 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) could be sidelined for several days because of tightness in his left triceps. According to assistant general manager Thad Levine, the injury is not serious and may have been caused by doing too much throwing. In a best-case scenario, Choo could be used as the designated hitter as soon as Sunday, March 22.

Fantasy Tip: Choo could be available in the middle or later rounds of most universal fantasy drafts because of his recent injury history and disappointing numbers last season. If healthy, a 20-20 season isn't out of the question.

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Rangers | Texas remains interested in Cole Hamels

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:12:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels continues to be discussed in trade talks with the Texas Rangers, according to sources. The teams are not close to a deal, though. The Phillies are said to be seeking three good prospects, including a top-flight one, in return for Hamels.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Hamels to finish the 2015 season with Philadelphia, and a relocation could be a significant fantasy boost. However, there is no telling when a deal will take place or where he'll go. Hamels remains a strong No. 2 starter for your fake rotation and worth targeting after the top arms come off the board on draft day.

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Rangers | Joey Gallo won't play OF

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:56:03 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo will not play in the outfield, according to manager Jeff Bannister.

Fantasy Tip: Gallo is one of the Rangers' top prospects, but he's currently blocked at third base by Adrian Beltre. There's a chance he sees the majors in 2015, but it may not be until the second half of the season. He'll be a popular target in AL-only and keeper leagues, but you can likely avoid him in standard leagues for now.

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Rangers | Yu Darvish has TJS

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:03:04 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, March 17. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews, and he replaced the ligament in Darvish's elbow with the Palmaris tendon from his right forearm. Darvish's right arm will be in a sling for seven to 10 days, and then he'll move to a brace. He'll start his rehab in the next few days and is expected to do rehab work in Texas during the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Darvish will miss the entire 2015 season, and he may struggled to return in time for opening day in 2016. That could make him a draft bargain next year, however. In Darvish's absence, Ross Detwiler may now be a front-runner for a rotation spot. Only consider drafting Detwiler in deep AL-only formats.

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Rangers | Joey Gallo hits his second spring homer

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:19:17 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo hit his second homer of the spring Friday, March 13.

Fantasy Tip: The power-hitting third baseman is blocked at his primary position by Adrian Beltre. He tallied 291 plate appearances in Double-A last year and should receive more seasoning in the minors. A strong showing could earn him a summer promotion to the majors, though, where his huge power would immediately make him fantasy relevant. Gamers can consider spending a late-round pick to stash the powerful Gallo, but beware of his strikeouts and the low batting average likely to accompany the homers.

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