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The Texas Rangers plan to purchase Travis Blackley's contract from Triple-A Round Rock for the left-hander to start Tuesday against the Houston Astros, the team that just traded him.
Texas, which acquired Blackley last week, will have to make another move before Tuesday's game to add Blackley to its 25-man roster.
Blackley will fill in for Alexi Ogando, who has an inflamed nerve in his right shoulder. Matt Garza was scheduled to pitch Tuesday, but moved up a day and pitched on regular rest Monday night.
Blackley was 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA in 42 relief appearances for Houston this season before being designated for assignment Aug. 8. He cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City before being traded.
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Travis Blackley will start on Tuesday for the Texas Rangers.
The left-handed Blackley was acquired last week from the Houston Astros for cash considerations.
Texas will start Blackley in the place of Alexi Ogando who is dealing with inflammation in a nerve near his right shoulder.
Blackley appeared in 42 games this season and was 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. This...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers are turning to a former Houston Astros pitcher against the Astros Tuesday night.
Left-hander Travis Blackley, who the Rangers acquired from Houston last week, will start for Texas Tuesday night.
The Rangers will make a roster move for Blackley Tuesday. He's pitched in just one game for Triple A Round Rock since being acquired, pitching three...
AJ Pierzynski finished his night 4-for-5 with four RBI and two runs. The fantasy night really belongs to the Texas Rangers lineup once again. On Saturday they dropped 15 runs on the Mariners and last night they crushed the Astros 16-5. Leonys Martin had three hits, three runs and two RBI. Elvis Andrus scored three times, added a couple hits and stole two bases, and Ian Kinsler cashed...
ARLINGTON, Texas - There's no questioning Texas starter Matt Garza's intensity.
Garza's the guy who ripped Eric Sogard's wife on Twitter after her husband bunted on him in Oakland. He's the guy who slammed his glove on the bench in the dugout when he exited Monday night's game a 16-5 Texas win.
But maybe Garza doesn't get enough credit for his sense...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas starter Alexi Ogando is back in an all too familiar spot for the Rangers the disabled list.
Texas put the right-hander on the DL for the third time this season Tuesday, clearing a roster spot for Tuesday starter Travis Blackley. To make room for Blackley on the 40-man roster, the Rangers recalled Matt West and put him on the 60-day DL.
Ogando (5-4) missed...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have put together the highest-scoring inning in the major leagues this season.
They scored 11 runs in the third against Houston on Monday night, their biggest inning since scoring 11 runs in the fifth inning against Tampa Bay on Sept. 26, 2009.
The last major league team to score as many runs in an inning was St. Louis on July 21, 2012...
Detroit’s Max Scherzer is the favorite, but should he stumble Yu Darvish is ready to surge ahead for pitching’s top honor—the Cy Young Award.
When your pitcher ‘only’ strikes out seven in a game and it’s a disappointment either your nuts or you have someone special on your hands. For the Texas Ranger and pitcher Yu Darvish it is definitely the...
It all starts with Leonys Martin and Elvis Andrus.
When the top two batters are getting on base and wreaking havoc on the base paths the Texas Rangers are at their best offensively.
Look no further than Monday night when Martin and Andrus sparked the Rangers’ to the biggest inning in the big leagues this year — an 11-run third — en route to a 16-5 shellacking of the Houston...
Leonys Martin and Elvis Andrus know how to get things going at the top of the Texas Rangers lineup.
Against the Houston Astros, they weren't alone in making things happen.
Martin and Andrus each scored three runs for AL West-leading Texas, including twice each in an 11-run inning that was the biggest in the majors this season, in a 16-5 victory Monday night.
Adrian Beltre just keeps chugging along for the Texas Rangers. He's making it look oh so easy, too.
Beltre doubled and scored in the second inning, and then hit a two-run homer in the sixth to power AL West-leading Texas to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
''This is what I'm supposed to be doing, right?'' Beltre said. ''I&...
Despite a string of sub-.500 opponents, the Texas Rangers have cooled off from a torrid stretch that culminated with a sweep of the Houston Astros.
The Rangers will try to get rolling again and protect their slim lead atop the AL West during another series against the Astros that begins Monday night.
Texas (71-53) is in the middle of a stretch of 24 consecutive games against teams...
ARLINGTON, Texas In a baseball game, "relief" usually refers to the bullpen. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and FOX Sports Southwest engaged in a different kind of relief Tuesday night.
While the Rangers and the Houston Astros battled on the field, the Rangers Foundation and Fox Sports Southwest raised 164,261 for victims of the devastating tornadoes that struck...