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Spring Training Game Thread: Milwaukee Brewers at Texas Rangers

Spring Training Game Thread: Milwaukee Brewers at Texas Rangers

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Leap day baseball The calendar has granted us an extra day in which to bask in the glory of the champion Texas Rangers. On this leap day, the Milwaukee Brewers will meet the Rangers at Surprise Stadium for a Cactus League showdown. RHP Nathan Eovaldi is set to make the start for Texas opposite RHP Joe Ross for Milwaukee. Here are the lineups: Today's Lineups BREWERS RANGERS Sal Frelick - RF Travis Jankowski - CF Jackson Chourio - LF Jared Walsh - 1B Tyler Black - 1B Ezequiel Duran - 3B Joey Wiemer - CF Andrew Knizner -...
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Harris out with oblique issue

Harris out with oblique issue

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Rangers outfielder Dustin Harris was scratched from today’s lineup due to oblique soreness Texas Rangers outfielder Dustin Harris was originally in the lineup for today’s Cactus League matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers in Surprise. However, Harris has been scratched with what has been described as oblique soreness, and Sandro Fabian is taking his place in the lineup. This is a normal part of spring — particularly the early spring — as players deal with various aches, pains, twinges, tweaks, and sorenesses as they return to game...
Lone Star Ball Feb 28, 2024
Former Rangers coach Hector Ortiz has died

Former Rangers coach Hector Ortiz has died

Photo by David Durochik/MLB Photos via Hector Ortiz, longtime coach with the Texas Rangers, died today at the age of 54 Hector Ortiz, former major league catcher and longtime coach in the Texas Rangers’ organization, died today of lung cancer at the age of 54. Ortiz, a native of Puerto Rico, attended both Paris Junior College and Ranger College in Texas, and was drafted in the 35th round of the 1988 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played professionally from 1988 through 2005, and spent parts of four seasons in the majors, including a seven game stint with...
AZ Snake Pit Feb 28, 2024
Snake Bytes: 2/28

Snake Bytes: 2/28

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports The Diamondbacks and Rangers had a World Series re-match yesterday - sort of. Diamondbacks News Blaze Alexander came up to Torey Lovullo during BP today.“It’s a World Series rematch, man,” Blaze said. “You ready to go?”Lovullo on facing the Texas Rangers today at SRF: pic.twitter.com/TPYcRpFdI4— PHNX Diamondbacks (@PHNX_Dbacks) February 27, 2024 Alek Thomas Joins Arizona’s Walking WoundedTorey Lovullo spoke to the media just before today’s spring training game against the Texas Rangers. The most important topics...
Lone Star Ball Feb 26, 2024
Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Spring Training Game Thread: Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

Photo by Bailey Orr/Texas Rangers/ On the road in Arizona? Just how the Rangers like it The Texas Rangers are away from their home stadium in Arizona which went pretty well for them a few months back when they won three in a row in Phoenix to win the World Series. This time Texas will be in Glendale, AZ to take on the Chicago White Sox. RHP Cole Winn makes the bus ride over to start for Texas opposite RHP Nick Nastrini for Chicago. Here are the lineups: Today's Lineups RANGERS WHITE SOX Travis Jankowski - CF Andrew Benintendi - LF Jared Walsh - 1B Yoan...
Lone Star Ball Feb 26, 2024
Evan Carter is okay, apparently

Evan Carter is okay, apparently

Photo by Norm Hall/ Per the beats, Evan Carter is fine after leaving the game due to a HBP Sunday There was a bit of a scare in yesterday’s Cactus League game between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants, as Evan Carter was hit in the hand by a pitch in the first inning. After heading to first and getting looked at by the trainer, Carter was removed from the game, and the team indicated he was going to get x-rays. That’s scary, obviously. Carter’s emergence in September, after he got a battlefield promotion due to Adolis Garcia getting hurt, was a godsend,...
Lone Star Ball Feb 25, 2024
Carter leaves game after HBP

Carter leaves game after HBP

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Evan Carter was hit in the left hand with a pitch today, which has resulted in him leaving the game Texas Rangers outfielder Evan Carter was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the first inning of today’s Cactus League game against the San Francisco Giants. Carter was examined by the trainer and Bruce Bochy, then was lifted from the game for a pinch hitter. This is one of these “hold your breath” situations. Carter missed some time last year after being dinged in the hand/wrist/arm area by pitches a couple of times, and in the...
Lone Star Ball Feb 25, 2024
Spring Training Game Thread: San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers

Spring Training Game Thread: San Francisco Giants at Texas Rangers

Photo by Chris Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Bochy Bowl The Texas Rangers welcome the San Francisco Giants to Surprise for a Cactus League matchup this afternoon in a battle between the two franchises that manager Bruce Bochy has led to the promised land. LHP Andrew Heaney will make his spring debut for Texas opposite LHP Kyle Harrison for the Giants. Here are the lineups: Today's Lineups GIANTS RANGERS Tyler Fitzgerald - SS Marcus Semien - 2B Tom Murphy - C Evan Carter - RF LaMonte Wade - 1B Wyatt Langford - LF David Villar - 3B Nathaniel Lowe - 1B Pablo...
Lone Star Ball Feb 24, 2024
Battle of Surprise 2024 Game Thread: Rangers at Royals

Battle of Surprise 2024 Game Thread: Rangers at Royals

Photo by Bailey Orr/Texas Rangers/ Claiming Surprise The Texas Rangers have a leg up on Surprise bragging rights after beating their complex-mate Royals yesterday. Round II will be today as the Rangers are the road team at their home away from home in Arizona. October hero and Houdini of Game 5 RHP Nathan Eovaldi will make his first pitches of 2024 today for Texas against RHP Alec Marsh for Kansas City. Here are today’s lineups: Today's Lineups RANGERS ROYALS Travis Jankowski - CF Maikel Garcia - 3B Jared Walsh - 1B Bobby Witt - SS Ezequiel Duran -...
Lone Star Ball Feb 23, 2024
Ryan Dorow has retired

Ryan Dorow has retired

Photo by Ron Schwane/ Texsa Rangers infielder Ryan Dorow has retired, per Scott Lucas on Twitter Texas Rangers infielder Ryan Dorow has retired, according to Scott Lucas on Twitter. The 28 year old was a minor league free agent after the 2023 season, but had re-signed with Texas on a minor league deal in December. Dorow was considered an excellent fielder, and had his best season as a pro in 2021, when he put up a .255/.333/.461 slash line between AA and AAA, as well as getting a brief appearance in the majors as a COVID replacement late in the year. Dorow was 0 for 6...
Lone Star Ball Feb 21, 2024
Is the Rangers Opening Day roster already pretty much set?

Is the Rangers Opening Day roster already pretty much set?

One of the few question marks for Opening Day is whether this gentleman will break camp with the team, or crush AAA pitching to start the | Photo by Steph Chambers/ Spring training has just gotten started, but we seem to have a pretty good idea what the Opening Day roster for the Rangers will look like Spring training has just kicked off, the Texas Rangers haven’t played their first Cactus League game, and we are still weeks away from Opening Day. Nevertheless, it feels like we have a pretty good handle on what the 2024 Opening Day roster will be. Injuries can (and...
Lone Star Ball Feb 17, 2024
Josh Jung sidelined with calf strain

Josh Jung sidelined with calf strain

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Rangers third baseman Josh Jung will miss 2-3 weeks due to a calf strain Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung has a mild calf strain, per the beats. Jung apparently said he would miss two weeks, while manager Bruce Bochy said it would be three weeks. So this is unfortunate, though it could have been worse. If Jung progresses and misses just the three weeks, he should be ready to go when the season starts. If the issue lingers or there’s a setback then that would put the start of the season in jeopardy. The Rangers are already potentially...
Lone Star Ball Feb 16, 2024
Josh Jung to get MRI on calf

Josh Jung to get MRI on calf

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Josh Jung experienced calf discomfort today, and will get an MRI Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung experienced calf discomfort while taking ground balls this morning, per the beats, and will get an MRI. This is one of the rites of spring, players in the first few days reporting aches and tweaks and discomfort. Often, it is no big deal, the player will take it slow for a few days, and it will be forgotten by the time camp breaks. Sometimes it is not that simple. Part of what has to be particularly concerning about this is that it...
Lone Star Ball Feb 16, 2024
The Ranger rotation looks kind of raggedy

The Ranger rotation looks kind of raggedy

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Reinforcements are coming in the second half, but for the first three months, the Texas Rangers rotation When the offseason started... See, I have to stop here. Because every time I write about the offseason, every time I think about the offseason, I am reminded... The offseason didn’t start the way every other offseason in Ranger history started — either with the end of the regular season, or after a disappointing, often heartbreaking, loss. Where you say, okay, season is over, it was good, it was bad, it was okay, but it is...
Lone Star Ball Feb 16, 2024
Rangers place four in ZiPS top 100 prospect list

Rangers place four in ZiPS top 100 prospect list

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/MLB Photos via Fangraphs offers up the top 100 prospects based on ZiPS projections Fangraphs has released the top 100 prospects in MLB based on ZiPS projections, and the Texas Rangers have a nice showing, placing four players in the top 100. The dynamic duo of Wyatt Langford and Evan Carter are in the top ten, coming in at #8 and #10, respectively. It is worth noting that, unlike most prospect rankings, ZiPS is including foreign professionals coming to the United States. Thus, Yoshinobu Yamamoto is #1 on this ZiPS list, and Shota Imanaga is...

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