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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
7 days ago  |  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.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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.  […]
Via MyTeamRivals.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Saunders diagnosed with bruised ankle

getty images Texas Rangers pitcher Joe Saunders left Friday nights start after being hit with a comebacker. The veteran left hander had x-rays taken and was later diagnosed with a bruised ankle. While Saunders appears to have avoided a serious injury his time in the Rangers rotation could be short lived as it appears to be just a matter of time before he is replaced by Colby Lewis...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Saunders leaves start with ankle injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Texas Rangers left-hander Joe Saunders has left his start after being struck in the ankle by a ball.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers at Rays game preview

Despite injuries to key contributors, the Texas Rangers are off to a solid start. They'll look for a third consecutive victory Friday night when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays. After opening with a 14-10 loss to Philadelphia, Texas (2-1) recorded a pair of ninth-inning, walk-off victories to conclude the wild interleague series. Shin-Soo Choo capped a three-run ninth with a bases...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers shore up rotation with veteran Joe Saunders

    Disgruntled, former Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler’s bitter, headline-grabbing comments in a recent ESPN interview, stating he hopes general manager Jon Daniels’ club goes 0-162 in 2014, is the least of the Rangers’ worries at this point in MLB Spring Training. For Daniels, the aching bodies of Texas’ starting pitchers are a far bigger problem than Kinsler’s...
Via Players View
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers reach deal with pitcher Joe Saunders

getty images The Texas Rangers have signed left handed pitcher Joe Saunders to a one-year contract. Saunders, 32, will be guaranteed $500,000 under the terms of his new contract and can make $1.5 million plus incentives if he makes the team. The Rangers are bringing in Saunders to compete against Alexi Ogando, Colby Lewis, Tommy Hanson and Nick Tepesch for the final two spots in...
Via Tireball.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers agree to terms with veteran lefty

The Texas Rangers have signed free agent lefty Joe Saunders to a guaranteed major-league contract, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman confirms the original report of Evan Grant of theDallas Morning News. After a recent injuries to Derek Holland and Matt Harrison, the Rangers are in need of rotation depth, at least to start the season, and Saunders adds another arm to the mix. The...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Joe Saunders signs

The Texas Rangers have reportedly ended all the speculation and signed Joe Saunders to a minor league contract.  The southpaw reportedly signed a non-guaranteed major league deal in the late afternoon Tuesday.  Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News first tweeted that he would be joining the Rangers and we got confirmation from Joel Sherman just minutes ago:"Can confirm @Evan_P_Grant Ranger...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Saunders expected to sign with Texas Rangers

Per Evan Grant, the Rangers are expected to sign free agent pitcher Joe Saunders Joe Saunders is expected to sign a deal with the Texas Rangers in the next day or two, according to Evan Grant. Saunders, a 32 year old lefthanded pitcher, is expected to battle for a job in the team's starting rotation. Grant doesn't indicate whether this would be a major league deal or a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Minnesota interested in Joe Saunders if price is right

The Minnesota Twins have shown interest in left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders the last two years. Last year, they made Saunders a one-year, $8 million offer, but he chose to take a similar offer from the Seattle Mariners. Now a free agent, the Twins are still expressing interest.Darren Wolfson of 1500espn.com reports that the Twins remain interested in Saunders if the price is right...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins interest in Joe Saunders

The Twins are not actively involved in talks with big-name free agents Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales, and Ervin Santana, but they may not be done spending. A team source didn't deny that they are monitoring free agent starter Joe Saunders' situation. The Twins offered Saunders a 1-year, $8 million deal last January, but he instead chose a comparable offer from Seattle. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore in Talks with Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano

The Baltimore Orioles have had a quiet off-season, but are currently in the market to add a starting pitcher.  Reporter Jon Morosi reveals that the team is talking to a pair of left-handers, Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano.Photo By Keith Allison via Flickr.comSaunders, 32, pitched with the Orioles back in the latter part of 2012, but went on to pitch with the Seattle Mariners last...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Seattle Mariners compete in 2014?

Last night I was tweeting that writing was coming hard for me lately. After cranking out over 3,000 long-form posts over the last five years, the cupboard has gotten a bit empty. After bemoaning my state, a long-time Twitter bud, Chris Cochran (@kingkube), suggested I write about the Seattle Mariners' chances of winning the AL West. I wrote back that I had to believe that was...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Capuano, Maholm, Saunders, Williams, Cheap Pitching Still Available

Right now, the free agent pitching market is all about Masahiro Tanaka. After Tanaka signs, the market for domestic pitchers Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez, and Ervin Santana will finally move forward. All of the above look to be very expensive. $17-20 million over 6-7 years seems inevitable for Tanaka, and the other three pitchers will likely command something in the range of ...
Via Baseball News Source
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Saunders a fallback plan for Mets

Somewhere in the middle of the Mets’ priority list this offseason is finding a dependable arm for the rotation. Bronson Arroyo and Phil Hughes are among the names that make the most sense for the club, but the Mets could go lefty if they get outbid on both. Multiple talent evaluators from outside the organization have mentioned veteran Joe Saunders as a potential fit for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Teams Are Targeting Bronson Arroyo, Could Joe Saunders Be Another Option For Mets?

The Minnesota Twins are very interested in signing free agent righthander Bronson Arroyo. They have already called and spoken with the veteran starter according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, but they yet to make a formal offer for Arroyo. There appears to be mutual interest from both sides in getting something done as Arroyo has a history and good relationship...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

M's won't pick up Gutierrez, Saunders

The Mariners have declined 2014 options on outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and left-hander Joe Saunders. Gutierrez and Saunders each get $500,000 buyouts. Both players originally signed deals with $7.5 million options, and Saunders' price escalated to $7.9 million based on 32 starts and 180 innings pitched. The pair became free agents. Gutierrez appeared in just 173 of the team...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners decline oft-injured Franklin Gutierrez, Joe Saunders

After missing 313 games over three seasons due to various injuries, former Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez should feel no surprise that the team will not bring him back for 2014. MLB.com’s Greg John’s reports that the Mariners declined the option years for both Gutierrez and left-handed starter Joe Saunders. The Mariners announced their decision late Friday afternoon...
Via MLB Injury News
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners decline oft-injured Franklin Gutierrez, Joe Saunders

After missing 313 games over three seasons due to various injuries, former Seattle Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez should feel no surprise that the team will not bring him back for 2014. MLB.com’s Greg John’s reports that the Mariners declined the option years for both Gutierrez and left-handed starter Joe Saunders. The Mariners announced their decision late Friday afternoon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

M's decline options on Gutierrez, Saunders

The Mariners have declined 2014 options on outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and left-hander Joe Saunders. Gutierrez and Saunders each get $500,000 buyouts. Both players originally signed deals with $7.5 million options, and Saunders' price escalated to $7.9 million based on 32 starts and 180 innings pitched. The pair became free agents. Gutierrez appeared in just 173 of the team...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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