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The Rangers optioned RHP Demarcus Evans to Triple-A.
Evans pitched 9 1/3 innings with the club, allowing nine earned runs while posting a 1.93 WHIP. He was viewed as a possible long-term closer before getting the call, but he needs to keep working on things down in the minors for now.
Rangers reliever Demarcus Evans struggled mightily on Tuesday. Pitching the 10th inning with a one-run lead, Evans allowed the Astros to load the bases with no outs. Jose Altuve then launched a grand slam to end the game. Evans was hit with both the loss and blown save as Texas fell, 6-3.
Evans is now 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and .200 OBA over seven games this year. He's walked six batters, struck out 11, and is 0-for-2 in save opportunities this year.
Rangers reliever Demarcus Evans allowed one run on one hit in the sixth inning against the Rockies on Wednesday. This was enough to give Colorado the lead, meaning Evans was hit with the loss.
Through three games (five innings) this year, Evans is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and .176 OBA. He's also walked three batters and struck out seven.
Rangers RHP Demarcus Evans totaled four strikeouts over two scoreless innings on Tuesday.
The electrifying 24-year-old was just recalled from the minors prior to Tuesday's game. Evans possesses "closer's stuff" but his control has been an issue for most of his career. He has shown some improvements in this area as of late, however, which makes him a name to monitor in leagues that also count holds.
Texas Rangers reliever Demarcus Evans sustained a lat injury during the offseason so he won't be able to throw off a mound until mid-March, according to Levi Weaver of The Athletic.
The 24-year-old made his major league debut with Texas last season and looked sharp, despite only throwing four innings. The lat injury will set him back but he has the ability to start the year on the major league roster after posting a 0.90 ERA with 100 strikeouts over 60 innings between High-A and Double-A back in 2019. He's a name to keep an eye on.