Texas Rangers news, rumors and injuries
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.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:37:32 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland belted a pair of home runs Monday, June 29, against the Baltimore Orioles, finishing with three RBIs. It was his sixth-career multi-homer game, and first since May 2013.
Fantasy Tip: Moreland ($3,800; or 7.6% of cap) has had a fruitful June, hitting .313 (30-for-96) with four doubles, seven homers and 21 RBIs in 24 games in the current month to make him a FantasyScore steal at this price level.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:36:54 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run while scattering eight hits over five-plus innings with seven strikeouts in a road win against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, June 29. He is 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA in eight road outings this season.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($4,900; or 9.8% of cap) has re-emerged as a respectable FantasyScore option, especially when he is pitching on the road.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:59:24 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (shoulder) will have a follow-up MRI this week before he is cleared for the next step in his rehab. He has stretched his throwing program out to 120 feet, and the next step might be throwing from a mound.
Fantasy Tip: Holland is making his way back from a serious shoulder injury, so it's uncertain how effective he will be when he finally returns and in what capacity he will work. FantasyScore players need to let him get a few appearances under his belt before trusting him again.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:53:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Blanks can be a cheap source of power for FantasyScore players, but he continues to have issues staying healthy.
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