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Lone Star Ball Jun 13, 2019
Yerry Rodriguez deals, Willie Calhoun rehabs

Yerry Rodriguez deals, Willie Calhoun rehabs

The Rangers farm tonight features another quality Yerry Rodriguez outing and Willie Calhoun out on a rehab assignment Yerry Rodriguez was apparently just named to appear in the Sally League All Star Game as a replacement, and while it is a deserved honor, it is one he should have received as part of the original folks selected. Yerry celebrated the news by throwing 5 shutout innings for Hickory tonight, allowing 2 hits, walking 2 and striking out 3. His ERA on the year is an even 2.00. Pedro Gonzalez hit his 11th and 12th home runs for the year for Hickory, and also drew a walk. In...
Lone Star Ball Jun 13, 2019
Thursday Morning Links

Thursday Morning Links

Links! Willie Calhoun is on track to return from the injured list on Monday and Joey Gallo is hitting off a tee and is scheduled to return the following week. The Rangers have signed 13 of their 2019 draft picks, with $300,000 in savings from players signing under slot so far. Cory Mageors at 105.3 has a roundup of young, controllable pitching on teams that are out of the playoff hunt. Drew Smyly will be going from bringing his gas can every fifth day to bringing gas cans whenever they may be needed. Lance Lynn turned in a workmanlike performance yesterday that wasn’t quite good enough,...
Lone Star Ball Jun 12, 2019
Calhoun to start rehab, Smyly to bullpen

Calhoun to start rehab, Smyly to bullpen

The Rangers have announced Willie Calhoun will start a rehab assignment on Thursday, and Drew Smyly is out of the rotation The Texas Rangers have announced that outfielder Willie Calhoun will start a rehab assignment on Thursday. Calhoun is currently on the injured list with a leg strain. There doesn’t appear to be a clear path back to the major league roster right now for Calhoun, given that the bench currently includes Danny Santana, who is also the backup CF, and Logan Forsythe. Calhoun likely will end up being activated an optioned next week, barring someone getting hurt. In...
SportsDay Jun 5, 2019
The Rangers' top priority post-MLB draft, a best-case scenario for Willie Calhoun's return, and more

The Rangers' top priority post-MLB draft, a best-case scenario for Willie Calhoun's return, and more

In this week's edition of #EvanHelpUs ...ME: When the Rangers start a week-long road trip through Boston and Cincinnati on Monday, Calhoun is expected to ramp up his recovery to the next step by heading to Arizona. I expect he will be there the full week and maybe begin his rehab assignment when the Rangers return home June 17.The quad injury was listed as a four- to six-week recovery. Calhoun and the Rangers think he's a bit ahead of schedule, but I don't think that gets him ready earlier than the one-month period. Let's say he plays in games at Nashville or Frisco from June 17-22, then...
Lone Star Ball May 27, 2019
Texas Rangers Week 9 Recap: Trouble on the Road

Texas Rangers Week 9 Recap: Trouble on the Road

Some ups and some downs this week Season record: 25-25 Week 9 record: 4-2 Series record: 8-5, 3 splits (April home series against Oakland is TBD since Saturday’s game was postponed until June 8th) The Rangers made it back to .500 this week, at one point they were even above .500 and second place in the AL West. The sweep against Seattle earlier in the week and a five game winning streak was to thank for that, but it was short lived after dropping the final two games this weekend against the Angels. Last week we got to enjoy and talk about Willie Calhoun getting called up and playing...
SportsDay May 24, 2019
'It definitely sucks': Delino DeShields acknowledged surprise over the Rangers decision to send him down

'It definitely sucks': Delino DeShields acknowledged surprise over the Rangers decision to send him down

Delino DeShields on Friday talked about his return to the majors almost as if he was resigned that it wouldn't be a long-term deal.It probably won't.With Elvis Andrus expected to be activated from the injured list Saturday, the Rangers needed insurance for the one game gap between Willie Calhoun being placed on the IL and Andrus' return. The Rangers are not expected to trim to seven relievers in order to keep an extra position player."Well, it's in the discussion, but it's not in the lead," manager Chris Woodward said.DeShields was working on tweaking his swing at Triple-A Nashvile and had...
SportsDay May 23, 2019
A problem the Rangers will have to tackle, comparisons for the best version of Willie Calhoun and a Matt Bush update

A problem the Rangers will have to tackle, comparisons for the best version of Willie Calhoun and a Matt Bush update

In this week's edition of #EvanHelpUs ...ME: The short answer here is: Nothing major. This is not the year to go out and trade for big pieces. You have to weigh risk vs. reward. Now, if this team surges into June, and Dallas Keuchel/Craig Kimbrel are out there with draft compensation no longer attached, then maybe I'm intrigued about one or the other.The biggest thing I'd be looking to do if I'm the Rangers is give more opportunities to young guys as the season progresses. That's what this season is supposed to be about. In the rotation, I'd love to give Jonathan Hernandez or maybe Joe...
Lone Star Ball May 22, 2019
Willie Calhoun hits I.L., Delino DeShields back up with Rangers

Willie Calhoun hits I.L., Delino DeShields back up with Rangers

Baseball rosters, uh, find a way Texas Rangers injury news: Willie Calhoun has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained quad that he suffered in Tuesday night’s game while Delino DeShields has been recalled from Nashville to provide some depth at center field. We knew something had to give for the Rangers’ bursting lineup. Once Elvis Andrus went down with a hamstring strain over a week ago, and Willie was finally freed from Nashville, the debate became about how the Rangers were going to keep everyone up, in the lineup, and happy. Would it be time to send Nomar Mazara down...
SportsDay May 22, 2019
Willie Calhoun headed to 10-day injured list with left quad strain; Texas Rangers recall OF Delino DeShields

Willie Calhoun headed to 10-day injured list with left quad strain; Texas Rangers recall OF Delino DeShields

The Texas Rangers are going to be without Willie Calhoun for an extended period of time.After exiting Tuesday's game with tightness in his left quadriceps muscle, the team announced Wednesday that Calhoun is being placed on the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain. Texas is recalling Delino DeShields to take Calhoun's place.The first day Calhoun can be eligible to return is June 1.Calhoun was called up last Wednesday to replace Andrus on the active roster. He proceeded to homer in his first at-bat and hit safely in each of his first five games. Calhoun is 10 for 23 (.435) with the...
Lone Star Ball May 22, 2019
Texas Rangers lineup for May 22, 2019: Gallo, Calhoun sit

Texas Rangers lineup for May 22, 2019: Gallo, Calhoun sit

Willie Calhoun is out after tweaking his quad, and Joey Gallo is getting a day off Texas Rangers lineup for May 22, 2019 against the Seattle Mariners: starting pitchers are Jesse Chavez (opening for Adrian Sampson) for the Rangers and Marco Gonzalez for the Mariners. Texas looks to sweep the Mariners today, and have a couple of big bats on the bench, with Willie Calhoun having strained his quad and Joey Gallo getting a day off. The lineup: Choo — LF Santana — CF Pence — DH Nomar — RF Forsythe — SS Odor — 2B Cabrera — 3B Guz
Lone Star Ball May 21, 2019
Willie Calhoun leaves game with tight quad

Willie Calhoun leaves game with tight quad

Left fielder Willie Calhoun has been removed from tonight’s game with a tight left quad Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun was removed from tonight’s game due to a tight left quad. Calhoun is set to be re-evaluated tomorrow. The Rangers called up Calhoun when Elvis Andrus went on the injured list on May 15. Calhoun has had an immediate impact, hitting well and giving the team a shot in the arm. With a three man bench, if Calhoun can’t go tomorrow, the Rangers would likely have to look at bringing up a player from AAA Nashville. Zack Granite, Carlos Tocci and Delino DeShields...
SportsDay May 21, 2019
Willie Calhoun leaves game with quadriceps tightness

Willie Calhoun leaves game with quadriceps tightness

ARLINGTON - Willie Calhoun completed an amazing first week back in the majors on Tuesday by doing that most Ranger thing of Ranger things: Getting injured.Calhoun left Tuesday's game against St. Louis after six innings with tightness in his left quadriceps muscle. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. But tightness in the muscle often indicates some level of a strain and the Rangers tend to play it safe with these issues. Safe usually means a stint on the injured list. Elvis Andrus, for example, is currently on the injured list with a mild hamstring strain, but he is expected to return on...
SportsDay May 21, 2019
CF of the future? Why a full-time role for Joey Gallo could open up major possibilities for the Rangers

CF of the future? Why a full-time role for Joey Gallo could open up major possibilities for the Rangers

ARLINGTON - Joey Gallo now has two full weeks' worth of work as an everyday center fielder.Time to ask the inevitable question: Could this be a long-term deal, like past 2019?Because if so, it opens up a much easier path for Willie Calhoun to have a regular role, which in turn may give the Rangers an even more formidable lineup. And that's usually a good thing. All the Rangers have to answer are these issues: Is he a capable defensive center fielder, and is it worth the potential wear-and-tear on his body?Of the former, they are pretty sure in the affirmative. Of the second, they are at least...
Lone Star Ball May 21, 2019
Game 46 Game Day Thread - Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

Game 46 Game Day Thread - Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers

The climb back to .500 continues tonight Seattle Mariners @ Texas Rangers Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:05 PM CT The Ballpark LHP Tommy Milone vs. RHP Lance Lynn Today's Lineups MARINERS RANGERS Mitch Haniger - CF Logan Forsythe - SS Domingo Santana - LF Willie Calhoun - LF Daniel Vogelbach - DH Hunter Pence - DH Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Nomar Mazara - RF Omar Narvaez - C Joey Gallo - CF Jay Bruce - RF Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Tim Beckham - 3B Rougned Odor - 2B J.P. Crawford - SS Ronald Guzman - 1B Shed Long - 2B Jeff Mathis - C Go Rangers!
Lone Star Ball May 21, 2019
Texas Rangers lineup for May 21, 2019: Choo sits, Calhoun returns

Texas Rangers lineup for May 21, 2019: Choo sits, Calhoun returns

Willie Calhoun is back in the starting lineup today for the Rangers Texas Rangers lineup for May 21, 2019 against the Seattle Mariners: Starting pitchers are Lance Lynn for Texas and Tommy Milone for the Mariners. 7:05 Central start time. Willie Calhoun is back in the lineup and slotted in the #2 spot in the order, as the Rangers look to make it two in a row against the hated trident-wielders of the Pacific Northwest. The lineup: Forsythe — SS Willie Rakes — LF Pence — DH Nomar — RF Gallo — CF Cabrera — 3B Odor — 2B Guzman — 1B Mathis — C

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