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Rangers outright 6 players to Triple-A Round Rock

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Infielder Kevin Kouzmanoff and first baseman J.P. Arencibia are among six players the Texas Rangers have assigned outright to Triple-A Round Rock. Kouzmanoff and Arencibia, also a catcher, both have the right to decline Monday's assignments and become free agents. The Rangers also lost left-hander Joseph Ortiz to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim. Kouzmanoff...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs claim LHP Ortiz off waivers

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have claimed left-hander Joseph Ortiz off waivers from the Texas Rangers. The 24-year-old Ortiz missed much of last season due to a broken left foot. He was limited to 15 minor league appearances after he went 2-2 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 games for Texas in 2013. The Cubs announced the move on Monday, which fills out their 40-man roster.
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland, Joseph Ortiz

Texas Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland was officially sent to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. He will be out for the season because of ankle reconstruction in June. Also, the Rangers sent left handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz to Double-A Frisco to continue his rehab assignment.#450834222 / gettyimages.comMitch MorelandMonday, Moreland underwent ligament reconstruction...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Strange injuries common for Rangers

The Texas Rangers aren't cursed by the exit of Nolan Ryan, the renaming of the ballpark or the spirit of Game Six. What they are though is the current major league leader in weird non-baseball injuries. And for those looking for a Ryan tie-in to the problems, the peculiar troubles started last season when Ryan was still with the organization. Here's a look at the odd injuries...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 23, 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

Jennings' single in 12th lifts Rays

Desmond Jennings redeemed himself for an early defensive miscue with a game-winning hit in the 12th inning. Jennings' RBI single gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers and the Rays took over the top spot in the American League wild-card race. ''You know what? I want to believe this game has to give us some kind of impetus moving forward,'' Rays...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jennings' RBI single in 12th lifts Rays past Texas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Texas has a half-game lead over Cleveland, which lost at Kansas City, for the second wild card. Jose Lobaton opened the 12th with a single off Joseph Ortiz (2-2) and pinch-runner...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jennings' RBI single in 12th lifts Rays past Texas

Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Texas has a half-game lead over Cleveland, which lost at Kansas City, for the second wild card. Jose Lobaton opened the 12th with a single off Joseph Ortiz (2-2) and pinch-runner Sam Fuld went to second...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Desmond Jennings' RBI in 12th gives Rays win, wild-card lead

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. Texas has a half-game lead over Cleveland, which lost at Kansas City, for the second wild card. Jose Lobaton opened the 12th with a single off Joseph Ortiz (2-2) and pinch-runner...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers swap Ortiz for Wolf for added LHP

ARLINGTON, Texas The need for a left-handed pitcher prompted the Texas Rangers to recall Joseph Ortiz from Triple A Round Rock Friday. To make room for Ortiz the Rangers sent Ross Wolf to Triple A. The club will recall Wolf after Round Rock ends its season Monday. The Minnesota Twins have five left-handed hitters and started four against the Rangers Friday. Ortiz was 2-1 with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera mouthed 'Wow,' nodded & smiled after striking out against Joseph Ortiz this weekend

Phil Mushnick points out, "Joseph Ortiz, a reliever just up from the minors, struck out Miguel Cabrera, the defending MVP, who swung at a ball that came in belly-button-high and nearly landed in the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers continue to shuffle pitching roster

The Texas Rangers are on the verge of surpassing the 2012 team in one statistic before the All-Star break. Texas, which has already used 21 pitchers this year, will surpass the 2012 total with the next pitcher used. That could come as early as tonight as the Rangers have called up both left-hander Joseph Ortiz and right-hander Wilmer Font from Round Rock. To make room for the duo...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers put Baker on DL and send McGuiness down

ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have made a pair of roster moves, putting Jeff Baker on the disabled list and optioned first baseman Chris McGuiness to Round Rock. To take the roster spots, the team has recalled left-handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz and catcher Robinson Chirinos. Baker is on the DL with a sprained right thumb. The move is retroactive to June 13. Baker hurt the thumb...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers send Ortiz down to make room for Ogando

The Texas Rangers sent left-handed reliever Joseph Ortiz to Triple A Round Rock Wednesday to make room for starter Alexi Ogando. Ortiz allowed six runs in Tuesdays 17-5 thumping at the hands of Boston. The rookie is 2-1 with a 5.13 ERA in 20 appearances with the Rangers. He started the season strong but has an 8.59 ERA over his last 13 appearances. Ogando went on the disabled list...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Real? Red Sox vs Rangers 6-4-12

Game 59: Red Sox put a Texas sized hurt on the Rangers Just an amazing offensive performance from Boston today, as the Red Sox put up Texas sized numbers to crush the best pitching staff in baseball. Boston scored in almost every inning, and put up season highs in hits and runs. Here are the four at bats that changed the game: 1) Early and Often. In the bottom of the first inning...
Via RedSoxLife
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Darvish placed on 15-day DL

The Texas Rangers are confident pitcher Yu Darvish won't be sidelined for long with a strained upper back. Darvish was formally placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. The move is retroactive to July 7. Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said Darivsh was examined by the team orthopedist, Dr. Keith Meister. According to Levine, Meister said the injury '&...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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