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Lone Star Ball Jun 19, 2019
Wednesday Morning Links

Wednesday Morning Links

Links! College pitcher and Ranger second rounder Ryan Garcia has signed for slot money. Joe Palumbo will not be making a spot start today, having earned a spot in the rotation by merit of not being Drew Smyly. The Rangers will retire Michael Young’s number during a pregame ceremony August 31. Jeff Wilson’s reactions to last night’s loss include some delusional quotes from Chris Woodward about Drew Smyly. Evan Grant speculates that the roster move needed to bring Joe Palumbo to the majors could involve moving Drew Smyly to the injured list (or unemployment office). Hunter Pence says...
SportsDay Jun 18, 2019
Rangers to give Joe Palumbo an 'extended look' in rotation, but what does that really mean for the post-Tommy John pitcher?

Rangers to give Joe Palumbo an 'extended look' in rotation, but what does that really mean for the post-Tommy John pitcher?

ARLINGTON - The Rangers are prepared to give left-hander Joe Palumbo an extended look as a starter.The question that must still be answered: What does "extended" mean in his scenario?General manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that Palumbo's pending addition to the active roster for Wednesday's start against Cleveland is not a spot start. But even if Palumbo takes the spot and runs with it, how many innings he can pitch this season in his first full year back from Tommy John surgery.Palumbo, 24, has never pitched more than 96 innings in a season. That was in 2016, the year before he tore the...
Lone Star Ball Jun 18, 2019
Joe Palumbo scheduled to start Wednesday for Texas

Joe Palumbo scheduled to start Wednesday for Texas

The Rangers will recall Joe Palumbo to start Wednesday’s game The Texas Rangers will recall pitcher Joe Palumbo in advance of the Wednesday, June 19, 2019, game against the Cleveland Indians so that Palumbo can make the start. It remains to be seen who Palumbo will replace. With just a three man bench, it pretty much has to be a pitcher, and it would seem most likely that either Jeffrey Springs or Brett Martin would get optioned to open up a 25 man roster spot for Palumbo. That would allow the Rangers to option Palumbo after Wednesday night’s game, and then recall him, if necessary,...
Lone Star Ball Jun 17, 2019
LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings — #1

LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings — #1

Who is the #1 prospect in the LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings? Today, we kick off the LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings. The rules for the mid-season prospect rankings are that players have to be prospect-eligible, and they have to have not had significant major league time this season. Thus, Taylor Hearn and Joe Palumbo are eligible to be voted on, but not Kyle Bird or Brett Martin. In addition, 2019 draftees are eligible. Our offseason final rankings can be checked out here. So who is the #1 prospect in the Rangers farm system right now? Cast your vote below...
SportsDay Jun 16, 2019
Rangers notebook: Joe Palumbo likely to get another start; Matt Bush's scoreless streak continues in minors

Rangers notebook: Joe Palumbo likely to get another start; Matt Bush's scoreless streak continues in minors

CINCINNATI -- If the Rangers can't acquire a depth starter in the next couple of days, they are likely to turn to Joe Palumbo to start Wednesday's game against Cleveland. Palumbo pitched three innings for Double-A Frisco in a tune-up start Friday.The Rangers, however, have been scouring the market for possible fill-in starters, so far with little luck. Two names stick out, though it appears unlikely either will be moved: Hector Noesi, who has pitched well at Triple-A New Orleans for the Miami organization, and Ty Blach, who is pitching for San Francisco's Triple-A club in Sacramento.Both are...
Lone Star Ball Jun 16, 2019
Sunday morning Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers news and links Good morning, folks... The Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds last night by a score of 4-3. The S-T’s game story talks about Mike Minor battling for 6.1 IP despite not having his best stuff. Evan Grant has notes from yesterday’s game. Delino DeShields will be spending Father’s Day playing against his dad’s team. Chris Woodward and his wife have adopted two children, an experience that changed their life for the better. The DMN has notes on Joey Gallo’s imminent return, Joe Palumbo, Matt Bush, Bubba Thompson and Ricky Vanasco. The Rangers...
SportsDay Jun 14, 2019
Who will start for the Rangers the next time the No. 5 spot in the pitching rotation comes up?

Who will start for the Rangers the next time the No. 5 spot in the pitching rotation comes up?

CINCINNATI - The Rangers pitched Friday’s game out of the bullpen, but the next time Drew Smyly’s turn in the rotation comes up, it might be time to turn to the future.Manager Chris Woodward acknowledged Friday that Joe Palumbo would be an option for the start Wednesday against Cleveland. Palumbo, who started against Oakland last Saturday, was scheduled to pitch on Friday for Double-A Frisco. It would put him on a perfect rest schedule.Woodward did not fully commit to Palumbo, but acknowledged options are limited. The Rangers are not expected to try to fill the slot with relievers again....
Lone Star Ball Jun 11, 2019
David Carpenter outrighted to Nashville

David Carpenter outrighted to Nashville

Relief pitcher David Carpenter has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Nashville In a move that was announced yesterday but that I missed, the Texas Rangers announced that relief pitcher David Carpenter had cleared waivers and been assigned outright to AAA Nashville. Carpenter was in the bullpen for just a brief time, making one appearance, before being designated for assignment on Saturday before Game 1 of the doubleheader against Oakland to make room on the 25 man roster for Joe Palumbo and on the 40 man roster for Phillips Valdez. Palumbo was optioned after his Game 1 start,...
SportsDay Jun 10, 2019
With Drew Smyly's status up in the air, who could possibly replace him in the starting rotation?

With Drew Smyly's status up in the air, who could possibly replace him in the starting rotation?

BOSTON - Even as the Rangers praised Drew Smyly's approach, they searched for possible replacements for him in the starting rotation.The sobering lingering question, though, is: Who?On Sunday, Smyly got through three innings against Oakland, allowing a pair of homers and five runs, in the process. He is 1-5 with an 8.40 ERA and has allowed an alarmingly high 15 home runs in 45 innings. He also sprained an ankle last month that led to him having a start pushed back a couple of days, and the after-effects have apparently lingered. It might create a path for the Rangers to bring Joe Palumbo back...
SportsDay Jun 8, 2019
On a day of debuts, the Rangers got what they expected and more from a few new faces in the clubhouse

On a day of debuts, the Rangers got what they expected and more from a few new faces in the clubhouse

ARLINGTON - On the subject of Major League pitching debuts, the Rangers’ history is pretty much in line with their overall pitching history.It’s best to just turn the page.Which helped make Saturday a remarkable afternoon, even if it was the undercard to the retirement of Adrian Beltre’s No. 29. The Beltre ceremony was about honoring the Rangers’ history. The opening game of a day-night doubleheader with Oakland, though, was about changing it.The 10-5 win over Oakland began with Joe Palumbo, making his first league start, and ended with Phillips Valdez, making his debut, as well....
Lone Star Ball Jun 8, 2019
Peter Fairbanks up, Joe Palumbo optioned

Peter Fairbanks up, Joe Palumbo optioned

Righthanded relief pitcher Peter Fairbanks has been called up for Game 2 of today’s doubleheader Texas Rangers transactions: Peter Fairbanks has been added to the Rangers roster in advance of tonight’s doubleheader Game 2, the team has announced. To make room for him on the 25 man roster, the Rangers have optioned pitcher Joe Palumbo, who stared Game 1, to Frisco. To make room on the 40 man roster, the Rangers have designated pitcher Nick Gardewine for assignment. The righthanded Fairbanks has had a meteoric rise to the majors this year — the 25 year old 9th rounder out of the...
Lone Star Ball Jun 8, 2019
33-29 - Rangers take game one with 10-run outburst against A’s

33-29 - Rangers take game one with 10-run outburst against A’s

Joe Palumbo is a big leaguer and the Rangers are winners Today saw the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics quite handedly almost certainly because it wasn’t the first game of this series. If you want to get technical about it, this was actually the middle game of a series from mid-April that was being made up today as the first game of a doubleheader. Because Texas is in the middle of a stretch of 21 games in 20 days, they couldn’t get cute with the rotation so they called up one of their top pitching prospects from Frisco in lefty Joe Palumbo to make his MLB debut. Overall, it...
Lone Star Ball Jun 8, 2019
Game 62 Game 1 Game Day Thread - Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

Game 62 Game 1 Game Day Thread - Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

Let’s go, Joe! Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers Saturday, June 08, 2019, 1:05 PM CT The Ballpark RHP Paul Blackburn vs. LHP Joe Palumbo Today's Lineups ATHLETICS RANGERS Marcus Semien - SS Shin-Soo Choo - DH Mark Canha - LF Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Matt Chapman - 3B Elvis Andrus - SS Khris Davis - DH Nomar Mazara - RF Stephen Piscotty - RF Hunter Pence - LF Matt Olson - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Chad Pinder - 2B Rougned Odor - 2B Ramon Laureano - CF Ronald Guzman - 1B Nick Hundley - C Tim Federowicz - C Go Rangers!
SportsDay Jun 8, 2019
Rangers recall pitching prospect Joe Palumbo to make first career MLB start

Rangers recall pitching prospect Joe Palumbo to make first career MLB start

Update, June 8, 11 a.m.: The Rangers announced they recalled Joe Palumbo from Double-A Frisco on and that he will make his MLB starting debut against the Oakland A's in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader.ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWSARLINGTON -- Rangers pitching prospect Joe Palumbo could make his major-league debut during the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, with manager Chris Woodward saying the team was leaning towards starting him, but unwilling to make it official.Palumbo has been with Double-A Frisco the entire season, and has never pitched above Double-A. The 24-year-old...
Lone Star Ball Jun 8, 2019
Joe Palumbo recalled, David Carpenter DFA’d, Phillips Valdez up

Joe Palumbo recalled, David Carpenter DFA’d, Phillips Valdez up

The Rangers have added Joe Palumbo and Phillips Valdez, and DFA’d David Carpenter Texas Rangers transactions: Joe Palumbo has been recalled from AA Frisco to start game one of today’s doubleheader, and Phillips Valdez’s contract has been purchased from AAA Nashville as the 26th man for today’s doubleheader. To make room for Valdez on the 40 man roster and Palumbo on the 25 man roster, David Carpenter has been designated for assignment. Palumbo makes his major league debut today, and you can read Connor’s firsthand report on Palumbo here, and Tepid’s write-up on him here. ...

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