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Danny Santana is expected to see the majority of time in center field for the Rangers in 2020. (Source: TR Sullivan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Santana, who played all over in 2019 and was productive for Texas. Given his campaign, it makes sense for the team to find regular at-bats for Santana. Santana slashed .283/.324/.534 with 21 stolen bases and 28 homers over 474 at-bats in 2019.

Nomar Mazara was traded from the Rangers to the White Sox on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Steele Walker. (Source: TR Sullivan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Mazara battled multiple injuries and had an up-and-down campaign for the Rangers in 2019. He slashed .268/.318/.469 with 19 home runs, 66 RBI, 69 runs scored and four stolen bases across 469 plate appearances last year. At just 24 years old, Mazara should slot in as the everyday right fielder and could breakout in 2020 with a new change of scenery.

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Jordan Lyles signed a two-year, 16 million dollar contract with the Rangers on Friday. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lyles will most likely slot as the number two starter behind Mike Minor. He owned a 12-8 record, 4.15 ERA, 1.32 WHIP with 146 strikeouts across 141 innings with the Brewers/Pirates in 2019. Lyles will see a significant downgrade in his home ballpark, but can be drafted as a back of the rotation starter in mixed league league formats. Despite ending 2019 on a high note, Lyles overall numbers will take a hit with the move to Texas.

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Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-2 with three walks, two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Choo set a career-high in home runs with 24 and stole 15 bases which were the most he's had in a season since 2013. He had shown he still has plenty of life left in him to contribute next season and beyond. Choo finished 2019 slashing .265/.371/.455 with 24 home runs, 61 RBI, 93 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in 660 plate appearances.

Category: Game Recaps

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored in the Rangers 6-1 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus ranked sixth in the majors with 31 steals this year. He had yet another productive season and continues to generate fantasy value with his legs. Andrus finished 2019 slashing .275/.313/.393 with 12 home runs, 72 RBI, 81 runs scored and 31 stolen bases in 648 plate appearances.

Category: Game Recaps

Lance Lynn (16-11) allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out 10 across 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Yankees. He picked up his 16th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Lynn recorded double-digit strikeouts for the second consecutive outing and had the most wins in a season since 2012 when he had 18 with St. Louis. He had a great bounceback season in 2019 after posting career-lows in wins and career-highs in ERA and WHIP a season ago. Lynn finished 2019 with a 3.67 ERA and 246 strikeouts in 208 1/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

Scott Heineman went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs, a stolen base and three walks in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Heineman is slashing .213/.306/.373 with two homers, seven RBI and eight runs scored in 25 games. The stolen base was the first of his major-league career after he was caught stealing on his first two attempts.

Category: Game Recaps

Rougned Odor went went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, a two-RBI double, a stolen base and a walk in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Odor recorded both his 30th homer and 30th double of the season. He is slashing .204/.281/.439 with 30 home runs, 93 RBI, 76 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 144 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Jonathan Hernandez (2-1) allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two through two scoreless innings in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees. He picked up his second win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez worked behind opener Luke Farrell in the bullpen game for the Rangers, he tossed two scoreless frames to pick up the win. Hernandez owns a 4.32 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 16 2/3 innings this year with an unimpressive 19:13 K:BB across his nine appearances.

Category: Game Recaps

Joe Palumbo (0-3) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven through five innings in Friday’s 14-7 loss to the Yankees. He was charged with his third loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Palumbo struck out a season-high high seven batters in just three innings. He will be in contention for a spot in the Rangers rotation in 2020. He finishes the season with a 9.18 ERA and 1.74 WHIP.

Category: Game Recaps

Willie Calhoun went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun was dealing with a was dealing with a forearm contusion heading into Thursday's contest, but he was able to shake it off to club his 21st homer of the year. He is slashing .273/.328/.539 with 21 home runs, 45 RBI and 49 runs scored this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Jose Leclerc notches 14th save

Thu, Sep 26th 11:19pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Jose Leclerc retired the final batter of the game with a strikeout to earn the save in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Leclerc came into the game with two outs in the ninth inning and struck out the only batter he faced to earn his 14th save of the season. He hasn't blown a save since August 20th and has allowed four earned runs in his last 11 1/3 innings. Leclerc owns a 4.09 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 96 strikeouts through 66 innings this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Mike Minor (14-10) allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out nine across 8 2/3 innings in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Red Sox. He picked up his 14th win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Minor reached the 200 strikeout plateau for the first time in his career. He has allowed 18 earned runs across 18 2/3 frames to close the season. Minor finishes 2019 with 3.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP across 208 1/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

Kolby Allard (4-2) allowed five runs on six hits and a walk though three innings while striking out one in Wednesday’s 10-3 loss to the Red Sox. He was charged with his second loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Allard was hit hard in Wednesday’s loss, but had a few solid outings before this disastrous start. He will finish 2019 with a 4.96 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 33:19 K:BB through 45 1/3 innings. Allard figures to be part of the Rangers’ rotation in 2020.

Category: Game Recaps

Brock Burke was shut down due to left shoulder discomfort. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported earlier that Burke wouldn't pitch again this season. The Rangers will utilize their bullpen for Saturday's game against the Yankees as a replacement for Burke.

Category: Injury Updates

Ariel Jurado (7-11) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and zero walks while striking out one through three innings in Tuesday’s 12-10 loss to the Red Sox. he was charged with his 11th loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Jurado entered the game after Edison Volquez got tagged for four runs earlier in the first. Jurado didn’t fair much better than Volquez, as he allowed four runs and six hits in just three innings. Jurado will finish the 2019 campaign with a 5.81 ERA and 81:36 K:BB through 122 1/3 innings this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Hunter Pence (back) confirmed he won't return this season. (Source: Levi Weaver on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Pence has been on the shelf since August 27 with a back injury and simply won't have enough time to make it back before the end of the season. He slashed .287/.358/.552 with 18 home runs, 59 RBI, 53 runs scored and six steals in 83 games.

Category: Injury Updates

Joey Gallo (wrist) said he's unlikely to return this season. (Source: Levi Weaver on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gallo has been sidelined since undergoing surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his right wrist near the end of July. He hasn't resumed hitting since suffering a setback in Arizona last week and the Rangers have decided to shut him down. With the Rangers eliminated from playoff contention, there is no reason to rush Gallo back. Gallo slashed .253/.389/.598 with 22 home runs, 49 RBI, 54 runs scored and four steals in 70 games this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Nick Solak went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 12-3 loss to the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Solak has now homered three times in his last nine games. He is slashing .306/.409/.520 with five homers, 16 RBI and 19 runs scored across 98 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Federowicz had his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Friday's game against the Athletics. He did not play in Friday's 8-0 loss to the Athletics. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Federowicz slashed .169/.224/.366 with four homers and seven RBI over 28 games this season with Texas. He figures to come off the bench.

Category: Transactions

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