Are 11 relievers enough or too much for Orioles?

The Orioles have an 11-man bullpen. With September’s roster expansion, that means there are four more relievers than usual. “We’ve been able to keep everybody in the flow a little bit, some by necessity,” manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter has used eight of the 11 in the first two games of the Red Sox series, and used seven relievers in Sunday’s 11-inning win over...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB power rankings: Angels on fire as season hits home stretch

1 Angels 83-53 In just one weekend series, the Angels all but secured first place in the AL West with a four-game sweep over the A's. 2 Orioles 79-57 +4 In an effort to bolster the bullpen for the final stretch, the Orioles called up Joe Saunders from the minors. The lefty had a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances in Triple-A after struggling with the Rangers earlier this season. 3 Nationals...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles add pitchers Saunders, Meek and Gausman

BALTIMORE (AP) Left-hander Joe Saunders is back in the major leagues, returning to the Baltimore Orioles after pitching with Triple-A Norfolk. Saunders had a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances with the Tides. He was signed after going 0-5 with Texas in a stint that ended with a poor showing against the Orioles at Camden Yards. He said Monday: ''It's funny because I was in the...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles recall Evan Meek, Joe Saunders

getty images It is September and that means callups and roster expansion. The Baltimore Orioles recalled reliever Evan Meek and starting pitcher Joe Saunders on Monday. Meek has struggled during his 15 appearances this season posting a 7.47 ERA. He figures to be used simply as a relief pitcher in games that are out of hand. Saunders will be used in a similar role. Expect the 33-year...
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals sign Saunders to minor-league deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals have signed veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, who was released by the Rangers last week, to a minor-league contract and plan to assign him to Triple-A Omaha. The Royals announced the move before their game Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old Saunders was 0-5 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts for the Rangers before he was released Friday. He also...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.75: Tigers at Rangers

Last night: The Tigers haven’t roughed up too many starters this season. Add Joe Saunders to the short list, and he was spared from getting rocked completely only by his own lack of command and good positioning + Rougned Odor. Detroit jumped off to a “comfortable” lead very quickly. I can’t believe Miggy scored the 5th run on Hunter’s shallow single to LF. Neither can Dave...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders struggles as Texas slide hits seven

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas manager Ron Washington knows there's no secret to his team breaking out of the slump they're in. The Rangers have to start hitting better and pitching better. At least for a night they got part of the equation right. Texas scored six times but the pitching struggles continued as Detroit handed Texas its seventh-consecutive loss 8-6 at Globe Life Park...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss adds to another rough day for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The way the Texas Rangers injury-ravaged lineup is currently constructed, legitimate scoring chances are a precious commodity that can't afford to be wasted. That's just what happened to the Rangers Sunday on a day they lost first baseman Mitch Moreland before the game and second baseman Rougned Odor during it. The Rangers failed to get the game-tying run...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians looking to continue surge

Steady production at the plate has put the Cleveland Indians on the brink of their first winning record in two months. Continuing their recent dominance of the Texas Rangers will get them there. The surging Indians look for their seventh victory in the last eight meetings with the Rangers as they continue a four-game series at Globe Life Park. Cleveland (31-31) has put together a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Joe Saunders activated from DL

Finally some good news for the injury-ridden Texas Rangers: Yu Darvish's sore neck will not stop him from starting on Sunday against the Washington Nationals despite a scare,  and they also got back lefty Joe Saunders from the disabled list. The verteran southpaw started Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins, going five shutout innings, allowing five hits, two walks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders, Rangers bullpen combine to shutout Twins, 1-0

The arms: Minnesota increased LHP Joe Saunders’ pitch count by hitting 13 foul balls with two strikes in the count. … The Rangers continued to pitch well against Joe Mauer, a .322 career hitter. In the seventh, LHP Neal Cotts struck out Mauer to end the inning with the tying run at third. Mauer is 2-for-12 in the series and has only two hits in his last 30 at-bats against the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins blanked by Rangers, 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Saunders made an impressive return to the Texas rotation and Luis Sardinas drove in the only run of the game to lift the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Saunders gave up five hits and struck out six in five innings after being activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day. Sardinas had a two-out single off...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Baker struggles for Texas Rangers; Joe Saunders up next?

The Texas Rangers have been struck with a plethora of major injuries this season. With injuries to Derek Holland, Martin Perez, Tanner Scheppers among others, the Rangers have been using a make-shift rotation. Scott Baker got his turn on Friday night, but was stung badly by a hot Detroit Tigers lineup. Baker allowed six runs in six innings, despite being handed a two run lead heading...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Joe Saunders' return date uncertain

Even though the Texas Rangers have had a season plagued with injuries, they are not sure they want to welcome back Joe Saunders even though he has made four rehab starts in the minor leagues in the past month. He was hit by a come backer, as Kerry Kauffman of Sports Injury Alert reported, in his only start with the Ranger back on April 4. Brian Blanco/Getty Images “I can’t...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Joe Saunders makes second rehab start

The Texas Rangers dropped the final game off a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox by the score of 5-2. The loss dropped the Rangers back to the .500 mark at 19-19, fourth in the American League West. The Rangers continue to be hurt from a pitching staff that is 26th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.55. The Rangers are hoping Joe Saunders, who is rehabbing from injury,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Joe Saunders made first rehab start on Tuesday

The Texas Rangers lost to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday by the score of 9-2. It was the ninth loss in the last 12 games for the Rangers, who dropped to 17-17 on the season. At the forefront of the Rangers' problems is a pitching staff that is 28th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.88. Joe Saunders, who figures to be in the mix to join the starting rotation, pitched...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates Part 2: Tanner Scheppers, Joe Saunders, Engel Beltre, Joe Ortiz

The Texas Rangers will look to avoid being swept at home by the Oakland Athletics today.  Having dropped the first two by a combined score of 13-3, the Rangers have looked quite bad.  These three home games are all there is on the schedule for the homestand so leaving without a win would be quite awful.  Could the Rangers have hit a wall because of injuries?  We have updates...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Texas Rangers Injury Notes: Joe Saunders, Matt Harrison

The Texas Rangers climbed above .500 (8-7) last night with an exciting bottom-of-the-ninth win over the Seattle Mariners, but were disappointed by news that starters Joe Saunders and Matt Harrison may both remain on the DL longer than hoped. Saunders, who was hit in the left ankle by a comebacker in his first start on April 4, felt persistent pain when he tried to "ramp it...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Injury Notes: Joe Saunders, Matt Harrison

The Texas Rangers climbed above .500 (8-7) last night with an exciting bottom-of-the-ninth win over the Seattle Mariners, but were disappointed by news that starters Joe Saunders and Matt Harrison may both remain on the DL longer than hoped. Saunders, who was hit in the left ankle by a comebacker in his first start on April 4, felt persistent pain when he tried to "ramp it...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Joe Saunders hits the Disabled List

The Texas Rangers seem to have a revolving door between their starting rotation and the disabled list.  Off to a slow start at 3-4, the Rangers can attribute a lot of that to the 4.95 ERA that their starters have produced.  That stands as the current fifth worst rotation in baseball.  Now comes news that yet another starting pitcher, Joe Saunders, needs some time off.  From...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers LHP Joe Saunders put on 15-day DL with ankle injury

The Texas Rangers have put left-hander Joe Saunders on the disabled list with a bruised left ankle and recalled right-hander Daniel McCutcheon from Double-A Frisco.
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders heads to DL with bruised left foot

The Rangers have put pitcher Joe Saunders on the disabled list with a bruised left foot, and the club has recalled pitcher Daniel McCutchen from Double-A Frisco. Saunders was hit by a line drive in his last start, Friday against the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Rangers have not announced who will replace Saunders in the rotation, but it could be Colby Lewis.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Joe Saunders exits Friday's game with bruised ankle

The Texas Rangers dropped to 2-2 on the season following an 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Rangers' starter Joe Saunders took the loss after allowing five runs, six hits, a home run and three walks in 3 2/3 innings. As hard as he was hit, he left the game following being hit by a line drive off the bat of Rays' third baseman Evan Longoria Keith Allison ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Saunders exits early with bruised left ankle; Rangers remain snakebitten

In early March, the Rangers made an emergency signing of Joe Saunders to patch up their injury-ravaged rotation, having lost Derek Holland and Matt Harrison. The Rangers had another scare when Yu Darvish was forced to miss his Opening Day start due to a neck injury, though he didn’t require a stint on the disabled list. This is pitchers only, mind you, as the Rangers have also...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders exits early, Rangers score late

After a really busy week, I was so excited to sit on my couch and watch the game tonight.  Until I started watching the game. Joe Saunders was unimpressive (to say the least) in his first start in a Rangers uniform.  That first inning was downright ugly.  I mean, he struck out the first batter.  […]
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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