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Rangers | Rougned Odor could be demoted

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:52:28 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Rougned Odor, who is being benched Monday, May 4, is a candidate to have multiple days off or be demoted to the minors. Odor is in a 6-for-49 slump and is batting only .148 on the year, which is the fifth lowest qualifying batting average in the American League. 2B Adam Rosales replaced Odor Monday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Steer clear of Odor in all fantasy formats, including at FantasyScore, for the time being. In shallow mixed leagues, don't feel the need to keep him on your roster. Rosales ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) figures to play second more often with Odor struggling, but he's a low-end outfield target in daily games. Consider Rosales in really deep AL-only leagues if you own Odor or are hurting at a middle infield spot.

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Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo at leadoff for a while?

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:48:16 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo will get a lengthy look at the leadoff spot, with OF Leonys Martin dropped in the order, according to manager Jeff Bannister. Martin was 5-for-26 (.192) on the team's homestand and hasn't walked in the last nine games. He has been dropped to eighth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Choo ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) broke out of his long slump this weekend, and Texas hopes he can carry that momentum with him into the leadoff spot. Martin ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should continue to be avoided at FantasyScore, especially with his drop in the lineup. Both players are facing a tough left-handed starter tonight in Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton progressing

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:52:13 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) played in an extended spring training game in Arizona Monday, May 4, and hit grounders in his first three at-bats and then struck out. He played three innings in left field, as well. General manager Jon Daniels said Hamilton could start a minor league rehab assignment in roughly a week, and he'll join Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers continue to receive positive reports on Hamilton's rehab from shoulder surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) could be an option for the Rangers later this month if he doesn't have any setbacks. He'll likely immediately move into a starting role in the outfield and be a much-needed addition to the offense. Texas could choose to ease him back in eventually, though, so it'd likely be smart to take a wait-and-see approach at FantasyScore.

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Rangers | Rougned Odor not starting

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:12:35 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Rougned Odor is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 4. 2B Adam Rosales is starting at second base and hitting sixth in the batting order against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Rosales ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) in all daily games Monday night. Keuchel comes into the game with an ERA under 1.00 on the season.

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Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo leading off

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:08:11 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo is starting in right field and hitting leadoff against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Monday, May 4. OF Leonys Martin was dropped to eighth in the order Monday.

Fantasy Tip: While Choo ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) showed signs of life and broke out of a long slump over the weekend, he should be avoided against Keuchel tonight at FantasyScore. Martin ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is hitting only .223 (23-for-103) with one home run and eight RBI on the year. He was a candidate to avoid already while slumping, and his drop in the order only cements that.

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Rangers | Carlos Corporan starting Sunday

Sun, 03 May 2015 11:15:27 -0700

Texas Rangers C Carlos Corporan is starting behind the plate against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson Chirinos ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is being given the day off after catching last night's game. Corporan ($1,800, 3.9% of cap) is a low-cost option behind the plate for FantasyScore owners who would rather spend money at other positions.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton rehab update

Sat, 02 May 2015 10:08:43 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is expected to work out at the club's spring training facility in Arizona for approximately 10 days before beginning a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock. If all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list during the second half of the month.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) fantasy value increased upon his return to Texas and he is worthy of being stashed in most formats. However, FantasyScore owners should avoid using him until he has proven that he can be productive at the plate again.

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Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo back in lineup

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:56:34 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo is back in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Choo ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) was given several days off to work on some things after starting the year hitting .096 (5-for-52). A slow start says you should continue to avoid him at FantasyScore, and facing a difficult southpaw in Kazmir makes it a no-brainer.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton back in late May?

Fri, 01 May 2015 08:22:47 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) pleased the Rangers with his first two days of baseball activity, and he could return in late May. Hamilton reported to the team in good shape and promised to return a smarter player that avoids unnecessary risks. "It's continuing to know the situation in games, when it's important to give your body up and when it's not," Hamilton said. "I have to be smarter and keep my body off the ground as much as possible."

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's fantasy promise improved with the move to the Texas heat. He should be stashed on the DL until he returns.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Gerry Fraley

Rangers | Kyle Blanks making season debut

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:41:19 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Kyle Blanks, who was called up from the minors earlier in the day, is starting at first base and hitting seventh in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks will be a cheap FantasyScore option with Mitch Moreland (elbow) on the disabled list. He's worth a look in deep AL-only leagues for his fleeting value, but he won't help you in average, and he has only hit double-digit home runs once back in 2009. Avoid him in daily games Wednesday against King Felix.

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Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo remains out

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:39:45 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29. OF Carlos Peguero is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez.

Fantasy Tip: Choo is mired in a terrible slump to start the year and is likely receiving a couple days off to work on his swing mechanics and get his head right. Peguero ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is not an attractive option for FantasyScore users against King Felix tonight.

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Rangers | Mitch Moreland going under knife

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:00:36 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (elbow) will undergo surgery Wednesday, April 29, to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. "I'd probably miss more time two or three days at a time trying to wait it out than we would just than we would just going ahead and getting it out," Moreland said. "Being back in a couple of weeks, I think that's the plan going in and cleaning up the bone chips and being ready to go at that 15-day mark." 1B Kyle Blanks is likely to come up from Triple-A Round Rock.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks has good power, and now that he's out of San Diego and in the Arlington jet stream, he's a player to watch.

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Rangers | Kyle Blanks coming up

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:16:41 -0700

The Texas Rangers will promote 1B Kyle Blanks from Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday, April 29. He will replace 1B Mitch Moreland (elbow) on the active roster.

Fantasy Tip: Blanks has been flexing his muscle on the farm, hitting .327 with three homers and 11 RBIs for the Express. He could be a cheap source of power for FantasyScore owners, and he always has been since his time in San Diego. His biggest problem is being able to stay healthy and hit for average.

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Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo in deep funk

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:30:55 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo hasn't recorded a hit in his last 20 at-bats, which has found him on the bench Tuesday, April 28. He also has the league's lowest batting average (.096). Manager Jeff Bannister said Choo will work with the team's hitting instructors and may have another day off Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: You should look to stay away from Choo at FantasyScore for the foreseeable future. The Rangers don't have great options to replace him in the outfield, though, with Delino DeShields ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) starting in right field Tuesday.

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Rangers | Mitch Moreland may need surgery

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:03:12 -0700

Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (elbow) could need minor surgery to remove a loose body from his elbow. He first had the issue roughly two weeks ago and received anti-inflammatory medication and was held out for most of that week. Moreland has gone 5-for-15 over the last four games to raise his average to .304, though. If he has surgery, he'll likely be out for around 10 days while the stitches heal.

Fantasy Tip: Moreland ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) owners shouldn't be too worried, especially since his elbow issues didn't really affect his offensive performance lately. Adam Rosales ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) figures to benefit the most from increased playing time if Moreland has to sit out after surgery.

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