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Earlier today I unveiled the first part of this article series. Below, I've highlighted for more injured players that owners should consider drafting and stashing on the disabled list (DL) in fantasy leagues.
Injury: Torn UCL
Surgery Date: April 2, 2012
Anticipated Return: Soria is hopeful he'll return by late May.
Soria is attempting to comeback from his second Tommy John surgery. The Royals declined to pick up his option after he missed all of last season, and the Rangers inked him to a contract with the intent to have him setup for Joe Nathan. Nathan successfully returned from his own Tommy John operation to close for the Rangers last season. Soria was lights out as the Royals closer from 2007-2010, but struggled through a down year in his last healthy season, 2011. Upon further scrutiny, the gap between what he was doing in his brilliant seasons and his down year wasn't as great as his ERA would suggest. He missed bats, kept his wa...
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Joakim Soria is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. The former Kansas City Royals closer suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and underwent surgery in March of last year. While the procedure requires a 12-18 month recovery time, many pitchers are returning at the 12-month mark. Not Soria. He is not expected back until the middle of the 2013 season.
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That order has the newest Ranger designated hitter Lance Berkman hitting third.
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The Rangers recognize Harrison's value. They are honoring him as the club...
The Texas Rangers are raising single-game ticket prices again after failing to win a playoff game, losing slugger Josh Hamilton in free agency and trading fan favorite Michael Young.
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He changed his mind about moving to first base, preferring to stay at second, according to major league sources.
But when Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that Kinsler was likely to remain at second, he actually was honoring an earlier commitment to the player.
Kinsler, 30, agreed to a five-year, $75 million...
ARLINGTON, Texas Joakim Soria can't wait to be part of the Texas Rangers revamped bullpen.
When the right-hander, who is coming off his second Tommy John surgery, is able to that remains to be seen. But Soria, who took part in the club's Fan Fest Friday, is progressing well.
"It feels good," said Soria, who is long tossing from up to 120 feet right now.
The Texas Rangers don’t expect to re-engage in trade talks
with the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Justin Upton following last night’s
announcement that the slugger rejected a deal that would have sent him to the Seattle Mariners, according to Evan Grant of the The Dallas Morning News.
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The Texas Rangers have not ruled out pursuing free agent
outfielder Michael Bourn and right-handed starter Kyle Lohse, according to T.R.Sullivan of MLB.com.
The Rangers have not reached that point yet. But with five
weeks to go before Spring Training, Texas has not ruled out going after Bourn
or Lohse, who are the top two free agents remaining on the market.