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Adolis Garcia goes deep Thursday

Fri, Sep 30th 1:52am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Adolis Garcia went 1-for-5 with one RBI, two runs and two strikeouts Thursday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia hit the third home run of the 3rd inning for the Rangers as part of a four-run frame off Marco Gonzales. It was his 26th long ball of the year.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with four RBIs, two runs and two strikeouts Thursday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Semien hit a two-run home run off Seattle starter Marco Gonzales as part of a four run frame in the third inning with three home runs launched by Rangers hitters. He later hit a solo home run in the seventh inning off Paul Sewald, which was followed by a Nathaniel Lowe home run. Despite not hitting his first long ball of the season till May 28, Semien has still crushed 26 home runs in his first season with the Rangers.

Category: Game Recaps


Jose Leclerc blew a save chance Thursday against the Mariners, allowing one (unearned) run on one hit across one inning with one strikeout and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: It was in the 10th inning with Sam Haggerty pinch-running as the automatic runner on second base, which is why it was an unearned run that Leclerc allowed. Cal Raleigh hit a sacrifice fly on a great diving catch by Kole Calhoun that tied the game.

Category: Game Recaps


Jon Gray took the no-decision Thursday against the Mariners, allowing six runs on eight hits across five innings to go along with five strikeouts and three walks.

Fantasy Impact: After three straight solid outings coming off the injured list, Gray allowed a trio of two-run home runs, two to Mitch Haniger and one to Jarred Kelenic. He is scheduled to face the Yankees next in his final start of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Spencer Howard was activated from the 15-day IL on Thursday by the Rangers but optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. (Source: Texas Rangers PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Howard last pitched in Texas in early August before going down with right shoulder impingement syndrome. The former top prospect had a rough 2022 season as he posted a 7.41 ERA with the Rangers and a 4.73 ERA in 59 Triple-A innings.

Category: Transactions


Nathaniel Lowe went 2-for-4 with one run Wednesday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Lowe doubled and scored on a single hit by Josh Jung to open the scoring in the first inning. He is now slashing .305/.359/.494 across a career best season.

Category: Game Recaps


Martin Perez took the loss Wednesday against the Mariners, allowing three runs on five hits across seven innings to go along with three strikeouts and three walks.

Fantasy Impact: Perez opened the first inning allowing a walk, single, double and sacrifice fly for two early runs. He was eventually able to settle down, allowing just one more run across seven innings of work but earned the loss with George Kirby, Erik Swanson, Andres Munoz and Paul Sewald limiting the Rangers to one run on the night. Perez is scheduled to finish a career best season against the Yankees.

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Corey Seager (forearm) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seager was hit by a pitch Tuesday and is dealing with what is described as a "badly" bruised forearm. It's unclear how long he will need to rest, but he did have X-Rays that came back negative.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Jung went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs on Tuesday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers beat Seattle 5-0 and Jung did all the damage. It started with a solo home run off Robbie Ray in the second inning. He later collected an RBI single in the sixth inning before breaking the game open with a three-run home run in the eighth inning off Diego Castillo. The rookie has now collected five hits in his last two games after going through an 0-for-18 stretch at the plate.

Category: Game Recaps


Dane Dunning underwent successful surgery on his right hip Monday. (Source: Kennedi Landy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dunning will miss the rest of this season and will have a clearer timetable for a return once the rehab process is underway. There is a chance he isn't ready for the start of the 2023 season. He ends 2022 with a 4.46 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 153.1 innings.

Category: Injury Updates


Cole Ragans took the loss Sunday against the Guardians, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits across five innings to go along with three strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: After a couple of shutout innings, Cleveland plated all four runs in the third frame. Ragans will bring his 5.40 ERA into a start against the Angels in his next scheduled outing.

Category: Game Recaps


Glenn Otto took the no-decision Saturday against the Guardians, allowing one run on three hits across 5.2 innings to go along with three strikeouts and one walk.

Fantasy Impact: The lone run Otto allowed came as a solo home run hit by Óscar González to open the fifth inning. He came one out away from a quality start. Otto is slated to face the Angels next in what will likely be his second to last start of the season.

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Kevin Plawecki went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one strikeout Friday against the Guardians.

Fantasy Impact: Plawecki was just signed by the Rangers to a one-year deal on Wednesday after being released by the Red Sox. He will provide depth at catcher for Texas to close the regular season.

Category: Game Recaps


Bubba Thompson is out of the Rangers' lineup for the first time in 26 games. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson has been helping fantasy managers in a big way in September with eight stolen bases and a .293 batting average. He will take a seat for the first time this month to get a breather and should return to the lineup on Friday.


Josh Smith goes deep Wednesday

Thu, Sep 22nd 1:17am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Josh Smith went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and one run Wednesday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Smith extended the Rangers lead to 4-2 with a solo home run in the seventh inning. He was just 3-for-25 at the plate in eight games since being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.

Category: Game Recaps


Nick Solak will be out for the rest of the 2022 season with a right foot fracture. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes from a ball Solak fouled off of his foot earlier this week. He should be ready to go for the start of the 2023 season. Solak ends 2022 with a .207 AVG, 3 HRs, 3 SBs, and an 89 wRC+.

Category: Injury Updates


Jonah Heim goes deep Saturday

Sun, Sep 18th 5:14am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Jonah Heim went 1-for-4 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout Saturday against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Heim opened the fourth inning with his 15th home run of the season to put the Rangers on the board, which went on to be the lone run on the night for Texas.

Category: Game Recaps


Mark Mathias went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, three runs and one strikeout Tuesday against the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Mathias connected on an RBI double, two run long ball and walk-off solo home run in his final three at-bats of the night as the Rangers stormed back after being down 7-2. Mathias both started the rally and finished it off with the walk-off.

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Kohei Arihara took the loss Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing 11 runs on 12 hits across three innings to go along with one strikeout and five walks.

Fantasy Impact: This one got out of hand early for Arihara. He allowed four runs in the opening frame. After a scoreless second inning, Toronto continued to pour it on with five runs in the third inning. He now holds a 9.45 ERA on the season.

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Brad Miller is expected to be placed on the injured list Friday with a hip injury. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is likely that this will open a roster spot for Josh Jung. The veteran is hitting just .212 this season with seven home runs.

Category: Injury Updates