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MLB Injury News:
The Texas Rangers have three key pieces to their big league club all making progress with their injuries according to Sports Reporter at the Dallas Morning News Gerry Fraley.
Right-hander Joakim Soria had two strikeouts in a scoreless inning on an injury-rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Round Rock. He's also scheduled to pitch again Sunday.
Soria has not pitched in any Major League Baseball games since 2011 for the Royals after getting Tommy John elbow surgery.
Utility player Jeff Baker took batting practice for the first time since spraining the right thumb when hit by an over-exuberant teammate during a dugout celebration. Baker is eligible to be activated, but he is at least several days away from returning.
Jeff has been solid as a spot starter this year for Texas hitting .317 with 9 home runs and 16 RBI's in 2013.
Right-hander Alexi Ogando threw 50 pitches without difficulty in a bullpen session. Ogando will pitch live batting practice before beginning a minor league injury-rehabilitation assignment. He has been on the disabled list since June 6 because of shoulder inflammation.
Ogando has been relatively impressive in the Rangers' starting rotation this season with a 2.93 ERA and a 4-2 record.
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas manager Ron Washington appreciates the honesty reliever Tanner Scheppers had with him.
The Rangers stayed away from Scheppers in Saturdays 6-4 loss to Cincinnati because Scheppers felt like he needed another day to rest. Scheppers has appeared in 15 games this month and is tied for third in the American League in appearances with 38.
Washington had no...
ARLINGTON, Texas Lance Berkman was out of the starting lineup for a second-consecutive day for the Texas Rangers.
Berkman, who didn't start Thursday's series finale in New York, would have likely played in Friday's game if things had gone different following the team's plane ride home Thursday night.
Berkman, who has been slowed by a balky right knee and recently...
Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman hasn't played in a game since Wednesday because of a sore knee, but is expected to be back in the lineup by Tuesday.This in and of itself isn't exactly notable news. However, the precarious manner in which he injured the knee sure is.The 37-year-old told reporters Sunday that he hurt his right knee when he fell down the stairs...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Designated hitter Lance Berkman, who hurt his right knee exited the airplane following the recent Texas road trip, was out of the lineup once again Sunday.
Berkman hasn't played on the homestand and has played in just two of the team's last 10 games, including the last four.
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As the outs piled up, the little voice in Derek Holland's head kept getting louder.
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He certainly did.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Martin Perez pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the scuffling Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Friday night.
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