Texas Rangers

AL West

Rougned Odor went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Monday’s 7-3 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Odor crushed his 15th home run of the season in Monday’s loss, but is still only batting .196 with and .661 OPS. Odor has shown flashes of being a solid fantasy option and is slashing .196/.405/.661 with 15 home runs, 52 RBI, 42 runs scored, and seven stolen bases in 84 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a run a scored in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is 3-for-8 (.375) with a double and a run scored in his last two games, and is now hitting .291 on the season. He was 0-for-13 in his previous four games before collecting three hits in his last two contests. Andrus is slashing .291/.329/.429 with eight home runs, 49 RBI, 52 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases in 89 games for the Rangers this season.

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Shawn Kelley was placed on the 10-day injured list with right biceps muscle soreness Monday. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kelley suffered the injury while warming up during Sunday's game against the Astros, and while an MRI showed no serious injury. Rafael Montero was promoted in a corresponding move. The Rangers have yet to announce who will temporarily replace Kelley as the team's closer, but the sure bet would be Jose LeClerc.

Category: Injury Updates


Adrian Sampson (6-7) allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Sampson was tagged for six earned runs, three of which came on a second-inning three-run blast from Austin Nola. Sampson has a 5.19 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over 102 2/3 innings. He currently does not have a scheduled start and could be out of the mix in the Rangers' rotation.

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Joey Gallo was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Gallo has now donned the golden sombrero for the fourth time this season. He has cooled off recently, and is only batting .077 with two home runs, two RBI, and 15 strikeouts in his last seven games. Gallo is slashing .253/.390/.603 with 22 homers and 49 RBI in 293 plate appearances.

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Nomar Mazara went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Mazara hit his 13th long ball on the season, but hasn’t homered since June 22nd. He is having a disappointing season from a fantasy standpoint, and is slashing .255/.309/.436 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI in 369 plate appearances this season.

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Lance Lynn (12-6) allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out 12 in seven innings in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Astros. He took his sixth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Lynn’s 12 strikeouts were a career high and he continues to build on a very productive season. He owns a 3.93 ERA and 10.1 K/9 in 21 starts. Lynn will make his next start Friday, away against the Athletics.

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Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Choo's home run is the only offense the Rangers could manage on the night. He is now slashing .284/.383/.500 with 16 homers, eight steals, 39 RBI and 63 runs over 92 games.

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Ariel Jurado (5-6) yielded five runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Astros. He took his sixth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Jurado was hit hard as five of the eight hits allowed went for extra bases. He owns a 4.92 ERA and 55:23 K:BB through 75 innings. Jurado's next scheduled start is Thursday, away against the Athletics.

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Danny Santana went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Astros. He also swiped his 12th bag of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Santana's hot July continues, as he is 18-for-43 (.439) with four homers, seven runs scored, 10 RBI, and three stolen bases in 11 games during the month. Expect some regression, but for now, keep him in your lineups until he cools off.

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Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a double, and a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 loss the Astros. He also swiped his fourth bag of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has struggled this season, and despite the three-hit effort, is only hitting .231 on the season. He is slashing .231/.319/.400 to go along with 12 homers and 46 RBI in 290 at-bats on the season.

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Mike Minor (8-5) yielded four runs on seven hits and one walk over seven innings pitched while striking out 10. He took his fifth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Minor managed to rack up double-digit strikeouts and issue just one free pass in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Astros. Most of the damage was done in third, when he allowed three solo home runs in a row. Minor has been popular name thrown out there in trade rumors, and he could be on the move soon. Minor owns a 2.86 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 129 innings for the Rangers this season. If he doesn't get traded, his next scheduled start is Wednesday, away against the Mariners.

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Jesse Chavez (3-5) yielded seven runs on five hits and a walk while striking out none through 2/3 of an inning in Wednesday's 19-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. He took his fifth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Chavez allowed seven base runners and seven runs before being pulled without making it through an inning. He owns a 4.72 ERA and an 8.1 K/9 through 68 2/3 innings for the Rangers this season. His next scheduled start is Monday, away against the Mariners. Avoid using him as a streaming option, until he can string together a few quality starts in a row.

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Calhoun was sent to the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate in Nashville prior to Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun was demoted to make room for the returning Hunter Pence, but should be back up immediately if the Rangers' outfield corps suffers another injury. Calhoun is batting .277 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in 99 plate appearances in the majors.

Category: Transactions


Pence was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pence hasn't played since suffering a strained groin in mid-June. The veteran outfielder was in the midst of a career resurgence prior to the injury, batting .293 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs in 194 at-bats.

Category: Injury Updates


Delino DeShields hits solo shot

Sun, Jul 14th 8:50am EDT
By Brad Camara

Delino DeShields went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: DeShields known for his speed, has started only seven of 15 games since Joey Gallo returned to action, and has more homers (2) than steals (0) during that span. DeShields is slashing .258/.351/.368 with three homers, 19 RBI, 24 runs and 12 stolen bases in 63 contests.

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Free agent pitcher Shelby Miller has agreed to a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal. Miller was released by the Texas Rangers last week. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller has an 8.59 ERA and a WHIP near 2.00 on the season, so he will have to pitch well enough in the minor leagues for the Brewers to consider calling him up to the big league squad. Miller had a few solid seasons early in his MLB career but has struggled to stay healthy since throwing more than 200 innings in 2015.

Category: Transactions


Matt Bush has a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery. (Source: Levi Weaver on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bush had surgery to repair a torn UCL in September of 2018, and was in the middle of a rehab assignment when it was revealed he needed to have Tommy John surgery. He will be out until at least 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Martin gets third save

Sun, Jun 23rd 5:13am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Chris Martin threw a perfect inning on Saturday against the White Sox. He allowed a hit and struck out one in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Martin's save was his third of the season. He's got a 3.30 ERA to go with it, he isn't a trustworthy option.

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Drew Smyly picks up first save

Sat, Jun 15th 2:09am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Drew Smyly allowed one run on three hits, one walk, and five strikeouts through three innings on Friday against Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact: Smyly didn't start this outing and happened to get his first save. He's not worth using at all.

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