Texas Rangers news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:04:58 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Friday, July 3, according to general manager Jon Daniels. Harrison is expected to make his season debut Tuesday, July 7, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, manager Jeff Banister said.
Fantasy Tip: Coming off a long layoff, you can afford to take a wait-and-see approach with Harrison before considering him as an option FantasyScore.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:04:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moreland ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is 12-for-37 (.324) with six home runs and 10 RBI since June 23 even after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts last night. His 14 homers show he has plenty of power to spare, and he makes for a great value play on FantasyScore while he's hot, especially against Gausman, who is making only his second start this season.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:00:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Feliz had been on an extended rehab assignment which began Saturday, June 6. He was working his way back from surgery Saturday, May 23, to remove an abscess on his right side. Feliz will return to the bullpen and potentially work his way into save chances. However, since Shawn Tollenson recorded his first save Wednesday, May 20, he has a 1.65 ERA, 11 total saves and a firm grasp on the closer role. Feliz is nothing more than a desperation add in the majority of formats at this point.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:31:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) had allowed 23 earned runs in 35 innings over six starts since June 3 after a nice start in the Texas rotation. It's unknown who will replace Martinez in the rotation. Stay tuned. With Matt Harrison and Derek Holland both nearing returns, though, Martinez may not get another chance.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:07:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers 2B Rougned Odor (mouth) underwent a dental procedure Wednesday, July 1, which is partly why he is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Odor ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has a 1.040 OPS with two home runs, nine RBI and four stolen bases over his 53 plate appearances since rejoining the Rangers. While hot, he is a solid FantasyScore option, and he is worth owning in the majority of seasonal leagues. Expect him back in the lineup sooner than later.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:34:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Choo ($3,500, 7.0% of cap), despite a poor average this year, can still be valuable for FantasyScore owners for his power. However, a move down in the order and a matchup against a lefty say to avoid him tonight. Choo is hitting .146 (15-for-103) with just one of his 10 homers against southpaws this year.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:30:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Andrus ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) gains some daily value with a move up in the order, but he still is devoid of power and hasn't been running as much as he did earlier in his career. However, he has good marks against lefties this year (.283 with two home runs) and could be a sleeper pick that returns decent value this evening.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:27:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rua ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is hitting under .200 (.182) on the season with just a home run and RBI, and he's been even worse against lefties in limited at-bats (.158-1-1). Avoid him on FantasyScore.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:21:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Alberto ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) has limited power upside (zero home runs, three RBI in 68 at-bats), although his start today and placement atop the lineup deserves your attention at FantasyScore, albeit as a desperation sleeper pick.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:13:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moreland ($3,800; or 7.6% of cap) will obviously cool down, but he is worth riding in FantasyScore until his power numbers tail off.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:42:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This isn't as big a surprise as you might think, as Gallo ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) cooled off after a hot start. Gallo had five homers and a .218 average. If you can stash Gallo on your bench in keeper leagues do it, as he will be back. Otherwise, drop him from FantasyScore consideration.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:38:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) may need a game or two before he is back to 100 percent, so be wary about using him on FantasyScore for now.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:39:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lewis ($4,300; or 8.6% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore for this unfavorable matchup.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:38:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harrison is nearing a return to the big club, but his exact role is uncertain. Avoid him in FantasyScore until he can officially return and pitch in the rotation and prove his health.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:38:09 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (hamstring) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 30. He was with the team Monday, June 29, and declared himself "ready to go."
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($3,400; or 6.8% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can play at least one full game without any setbacks.
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