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SportsDay Jul 13, 2018
In a lost summer for Rangers, this ongoing attraction is worth your attention

In a lost summer for Rangers, this ongoing attraction is worth your attention

BALTIMORE -- What a weekend for Shin-Soo Choo.On Friday, he celebrated his 36th birthday by getting his face smashed deep into a cake by Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor. On Saturday, he will aim to take his club-record streak of games reaching base to half a hundred. On Sunday evening, he will make the short drive over to Washington, D.C., to join the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career."I think the guys were more excited for me than I was for my birthday," Choo said after extending his streak to 49 games in a 5-4 win over Baltimore. "Everything that happened the last...
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
Rangers' Elvis Andrus found much-needed offensive boost in Boston

Rangers' Elvis Andrus found much-needed offensive boost in Boston

BALTIMORE - One of the few offensive highlights from the Boston series was Wednesday's three-hit performance by Elvis Andrus, who needed an uplifting offensive moment badly.Since returning from missing two months with a fractured elbow, Andrus has endured significant struggles at the plate. He entered Wednesday's game hitting just .195 with a .486 OPS and no home runs in his return.Andrus' trip to the disabled list was the first of his career. He spent extra time on a rehab assignment to try to get his timing back before he was activated. It is easier in theory than practice."I needed that...
Lone Star Ball Jul 8, 2018
Sunday Texas Rangers lineup: Elvis, DeShields sit

Sunday Texas Rangers lineup: Elvis, DeShields sit

Elvis Andrus and Delino DeShields get the day off in the finale against Detroit The Texas Rangers look to split the four game set in Detroit today, and Elvis Andrus and Delino DeShields both get the day off, as does Robinson Chirinos. The lineup: Choo — DH Profar — SS Mazara — RF Beltre — 3B Odor — 2B Gallo — LF Kiner-Falefa — C Guzman — 1B Tocci — CF Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitches for Texas.
Lone Star Ball Jul 6, 2018
Friday Texas Rangers lineup: Choo returns to lineup

Friday Texas Rangers lineup: Choo returns to lineup

Shin-Soo Choo’s on base streak resumes tonight as Bartolo Colon goes for Latin wins record Shin-Soo Choo had last night off as the Rangers continue to ease him along on a bum quad. Choo, as you may have heard, has a 44 game consecutive on base streak ongoing and will break a tie with Otis Nixon for second all-time in franchise history if he reaches tonight. Joining Choo to take on the Tigers will be a rare example of a lineup featuring all of the regulars together at the same time. Shin-Soo Choo - DH Elvis Andrus - SS Nomar Mazara - RF Adrian Beltre - 3B Rougned Odor - 2B Joey Gallo...
SportsDay Jul 4, 2018
Elvis Andrus, Rangers lifer? Why current market means he likely stays in Arlington, for now.

Elvis Andrus, Rangers lifer? Why current market means he likely stays in Arlington, for now.

The latest installment of #EvanHelpUs...Me: Funny you should ask that. Because I wrote about DeShields defensive excellence just this week. There are some tremendous center fielders in the AL, but the defending champ, Byron Buxton, has played only 28 games and was just recently sent down to the minors, so I think the race is wide open. Leonys Martin and DeShields have graded out as the best so far on the defensive analytics scale. Kevin Kiermaier is also an outstanding defender with two Gold Gloves of his own, but he's just now coming back after missing two months. And someday, Mike Trout is...
Lone Star Ball Jun 29, 2018
Friday Texas Rangers lineup: Profar at 1B, Mazara back in RF

Friday Texas Rangers lineup: Profar at 1B, Mazara back in RF

Yovani Gallardo makes the start in tonight’s opener against the Chicago White Sox The Texas Rangers have won four series in a row as they’ve finally hit the soft portion of their schedule. That continues as they close out the month of June with a series against the Chicago White Sox. The lineup: Shin-Soo Choo - DH Elvis Andrus - SS Nomar Mazara - RF Adrian Beltre - 3B Rougned Odor - 2B Jurickson Profar - 1B Joey Gallo - LF Robinson Chirinos - C Delino DeShields - CF Yovani Gallardo will start tonight for Texas against RHP Dylan Covey for Chicago. First pitch in tonight’s opener is...
SportsDay Jun 26, 2018

Vote for Elvis! Rangers hold clubhouse vote to determine players association representative

ARLINGTON -- There was a pregame clubhouse meeting for the annual election of player representative to the Major League Baseball Players Association.The incumbent, shortstop Elvis Andrus, was expected to keep the job."I hope they want me,'' Andrus said. "I like doing it. I'm always into doing it.''Each club player representative serves on the union's executive board. The current labor agreement runs through the 2021 season.Ross returns: San Diego right-hander Tyson Ross returned to Globe Life Park for the first time since the Rangers released him on Sept. 12, 2017, to clear a roster spot for...
Lone Star Ball Jun 24, 2018
Sunday Texas Rangers lineup: Elvis sits, Kiner-Falefa catches

Sunday Texas Rangers lineup: Elvis sits, Kiner-Falefa catches

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is behind the plate for today’s game, and Elvis Andrus gets a day off The Texas Rangers play the Minnesota Twins in an afternoon series finale that sees the Rangers looking to sweep the series, and extend their winning streak to eight games. Jeff Banister is giving Elvis Andrus, who has struggled at the plate since being activated from the disabled list on Monday, the day off, and has slotted Joey Gallo, who left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring, at DH. The lineup: Choo — LF Profar — SS Mazara — RF Beltre — 3B Odor — 2B Gallo — DH Kiner-Falefa —...
Lone Star Ball Jun 20, 2018
Wednesday Morning Links

Wednesday Morning Links

Links! Jose Trevino’s father’s last words were on his mind when the Rangers won on Father’s Day. The Rangers’ 2018 draftees will not be pitching any innings until the Instructional League in September, instead focusing on strength assessments, classroom scenarios and throwing programs. The Rangers are enjoying a win streak since Elvis Andrus rejoined the club. Yohander Mendez was optioned to AAA following an undisclosed infraction of team rules in an incident involving multiple players. Evan Grant has a mailbag column where he kicks around some scenarios where Cole Hamels might...
Lone Star Ball Jun 19, 2018
Deck McGuire traded to Anaheim Angels for cash considerations

Deck McGuire traded to Anaheim Angels for cash considerations

Recently claimed pitcher Deck McGuire has been traded by the Rangers to the Angels for straight cash, homey The Texas Rangers have traded righthanded pitcher Deck McGuire to the Anaheim Angels for cash considerations, per John Blake on Twitter. McGuire was claimed on waivers by the Rangers from the Toronto Blue Jays on June 15, 2018. McGuire pitched once in the Rangers organization, for Round Rock on June 16, and gave up 5 runs in 1.2 innings pitched. He was designated for assignment yesterday to make room on the 40 man roster for Elvis Andrus, who was activated off the 60 day d.l. I have...
Lone Star Ball Jun 18, 2018
30-44 - Choo remains unstoppable as Colon lands all-time win

30-44 - Choo remains unstoppable as Colon lands all-time win

Bartolo Colon, Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, and Adrian Beltre star as the Rangers top the Royals 6-3 Bartolo Colon is finally alone atop the list as the all-time leader in wins by a Dominican-born pitcher. Now with 244 wins, Colon has surpassed Juan Marichal in victories after tying the Hall of Famer earlier this month. Colon isn’t finished breaking records, however. He can now set his sights on Dennis Martinez’s 245 career wins for the all-time lead in victories by Latin-born pitchers. So two more wins for Colon and he can probably call it a happy career and look forward to retiring...
Royals Review Jun 18, 2018
Game LXXII Thread: The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City

Game LXXII Thread: The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City

The Royals will continue their quest for the first overall pick of the 2019 draft tonight, beginning a three-game set with the fourth-worst team in the American League, the Texas Rangers. The Rangers get their hip-gyrating shortstop Elvis Andrus back from the disabled list, having been without him since April 11th, when he suffered an elbow injury that landed him on the 60-day DL. The Royals will trot Ian Kennedy out to the mound in the hopes that they get “All Right” Ian, not “Abysmal” Ian. The Rangers will turn to Bartolo Colon to attempt (and likely succeed in) shutting down...
SportsDay Jun 18, 2018
Isiah Kiner-Falefa is Rangers new backup catcher; could be first to do this in 50 years

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is Rangers new backup catcher; could be first to do this in 50 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Rangers embark on a bold new experiment: The utility catcher role.With Elvis Andrus active and a potential glut of middle infielders, the Rangers decided to still keep Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the majors and instead sent catcher Jose Trevino back to Double-A. With Carlos Perez on the DL, Kiner-Falefa becomes the backup catcher. He will get his first career start at the position on Wednesday. And he's likely to get a second over the weekend at Minnesota.The Rangers chose to option catcher Jose Trevino back to Double-A Frisco in order to keep Kiner-Falefa.If he does, he will...
Lone Star Ball Jun 18, 2018
Rangers Series Preview: Kansas City Royals

Rangers Series Preview: Kansas City Royals

It’s a battle of bad teams The Rangers will finish up their season series against the Royals with a three game set. They split a four game series at the end of May in Texas. They’ll have Elvis Andrus back in the lineup for the first time since fracturing his elbow in the second week of the season. With Jose Trevino being sent back to Frisco and Carlos Perez on the DL, Isiah Kiner-Falefa will now be the backup catcher. (Not sure if we’ll see him catch in this series but more than likely on Saturday in Minnesota since that’s an afternoon game after a night game.) Kansas is currently...
Lone Star Ball Jun 18, 2018
Elvis Andrus, Ricky Rodriguez up, Jose Trevino, Ryan Rua down

Elvis Andrus, Ricky Rodriguez up, Jose Trevino, Ryan Rua down

The Rangers have activated Elvis Andrus, recalled Ricky Rodriguez, and optioned Ryan Rua and Jose Trevino Texas Rangers transactions: Elvis Andrus has been activated from the 60 day disabled list today, and pitcher Ricky Rodriguez has been recalled from AAA Round Rock. The Rangers had cleared a 25 man roster spot yesterday by optioning Ryan Rua to AAA Round Rock. To clear a second roster spot, the Rangers have optioned catcher Jose Trevino to AA Frisco. No announcement has been made yet as to the move to clear a 40 man roster spot for Elvis. Andrus replacing Rua on the roster was...

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