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Rangers hope Matt Bush improves this while coming out of Round Rock's bullpen

Rangers hope Matt Bush improves this while coming out of Round Rock's bullpen

Right-hander Matt Bush has gone from a spring-training rotation candidate to in the bullpen with Triple-A Round Rock.The Rangers used Bush’s final option to send him out and clear a roster spot for right-hander Doug Fister, who rejoined the rotation after a stay on the disabled list. The Rangers want Bush, who had appeared in each of the previous three games, to sharpen his command. He had allowed nine walks in 11 1/3 innings.“It’ll be a great opportunity for Matt to go down and focus on sharpening that edge,’’ manager Jeff Banister said.Minor-league gems: A pair of 20-year-old...
SportsDay Apr 24, 2018
What does Doug Fister's return mean for the Rangers' rotation?

What does Doug Fister's return mean for the Rangers' rotation?

ARLINGTON -- Doug Fister will return from the disabled list to join the Rangers' rotation Wednesday, Banister said, but the club has no immediate plans to shed a starter.It will give them a six-man rotation in which at least one pitcher, Cole Hamels, is operating on the schedule of a traditional five-man rotation.The move will allow the Rangers to continue to give Mike Minor at least five days of rest between starts. Minor threw 102 pitches on Friday, his highest pitch total since 2014, before two years of arm issues. Everybody's everyman hero, Bartolo Colon, will start Saturday at Toronto...
Lone Star Ball Apr 24, 2018
8-17 - Rangers flunk Triggs exam, lose to A’s 3-2

8-17 - Rangers flunk Triggs exam, lose to A’s 3-2

Adrian Beltre is hurt. Cancel sports. Trevor Cahill. Brett Anderson. Dallas Braden. Jarrod Parker. Dan Straily. Kendall Graveman. Daniel Mengden. Andrew Triggs. Player of the Game: Cole Hamels pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a couple of runs. You can’t really ask for more than that from a Texas Rangers starting pitcher in 2018 but the Rangers chose tonight to lay their latest dud against an Oakland Athletics’ starter. Up Next: Doug Fister returns from injury and will need to pitch the game of his life since the A’s will turn to Kendall Graveman who is unhittable when...
SportsDay Apr 24, 2018
Wednesday's pitching matchup: Fister returns from DL for Rangers

Wednesday's pitching matchup: Fister returns from DL for Rangers

On deckWednesday's pitching matchupRANGERS STARTER RHP DOUG FISTER (1-2, 3.95) has been on the disabled list since April 9 because of a strained right hip. Fister allowed five runs, two earned, in 3 2/3 innings during a loss at Oakland on April 4. Fister has a strikes rate of 61.3 percent.LOVES TO FACE: Matt Joyce is 3 for 17 with six strikeouts lifetime against Fister.HATES TO FACE: Jed Lowrie has a .625 slugging percentage for 32 career at-bats against Fister.OAKLAND STARTER RHP KENDALL GRAVEMAN (0-4, 10.07) allowed four runs in five innings during a loss to the Rangers on April 3. Graveman...

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