Rangers' unorthodox switch works out as young players show development in win over Twins

This says a lot about the state of the Rangers’ offense: Struggling, slumping Donnie Murphy hit fifth on Saturday because Alex Rios was in a pitched slump of his own. This says even more: With the game on the line, the Rangers pinch hit for Murphy with a 21-year-old who is even smaller and slimmer. And, you know what? It worked out perfectly, especially for a team trying to rebuild...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers rookie puts the squeeze on the Twins

ARLINGTON, Texas - Rangers rookie Luis Sardinas came through in a pressure situation Saturday by relying on the basics. Asked to lay down a squeeze bunt in the eighth inning, Sardinas perfectly tapped the ball back toward the mound. That allowed a charging Elvis Andrus to score easily from third and gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead in an eventual 5-0 win over Minnesota. "Stick to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Erick Aybar makes slick barehanded play (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Erick Aybar made possibly the defensive play of the night Friday when he made a slick barehanded play to rob Luis Sardinas of a hit. Sardinas was leading off the top of the seventh and hit a slow grounder to short. Sardinas is pretty speedy, so Aybar had to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin bails out bullpen with RBI single in ninth, Rangers win 4-3

Before the first pitch Saturday night, Rangers manager Ron Washington proclaimed when his bullpen is at full strength, "We can shut a ballgame down." Especially when given a second chance. The bullpen, undermined by a misplay from rookie shortstop Luis Sardinas, gave up a one-run lead in the seventh inning but held together to give the Rangers the time they needed to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rally once again eludes Rangers in loss to Orioles

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has no choice but to play the hand he's been dealt with offensively. Wednesday night when the Rangers needed it most it wasn't a winning one. Texas couldn't rally late as the Orioles beat Texas for a seventh-consecutive time 6-5 at Globe Life Ballpark. The loss dropped the Rangers to 4-12 in their last 16 games at...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: 5 Building Blocks the Team Should Target

Giancarlo Stanton – Outfielder/Marlins This may seem like a pipe dream, but if we’ve learned anything about the Marlins it’s that they are always looking to deal. What makes this trade more probable is that not only are both teams struggling, but they have needs that the other can help with. The Marlins need young arms, and the Mets need a big bat. The price tag for Stanton...
Via Standing O Sports
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Sardinas flips bat, walks to first with the count still 3-2

During Wednesday night's game against the Twins, Rangers rookie Luis Sardinas flipped his bat and proudly took his first Major League walk:But there was a little problem — although Minnesota pitcher Kyle Gibson had in fact thrown a ball — Sardinas forgot the count and it was only 3-2:On the next pitch, Sardinas flew out to left field, forcing him to take an even longer walk...
Via The Other Paper
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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Worth breaks out the knuckleball in scoreless inning of work

The Tigers’ bullpen was stretched thin today after starter Robbie Ray lasted just 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers, so position player Danny Worth got a chance to make his first career relief appearance. He was awesome. Worth showed off a surprisingly good knuckleball in a scoreless inning of work. After allowing a leadoff single to Chris Gimenez, he struck out Michael Choice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers rookie pranked with cup stuck to his cap (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Texas Rangers rookie infielder Luis Sardinas was a victim of a harmless prank during Thursday night's game against Colorado when some teammates used some gum to stick a cup onto his cap without his knowledge.Television cameras captured Sardinas wearing the Powerade cup in the dugout during the bottom of the seventh inning, having no idea...
Via Holdout Sports
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Donnie Murphy (neck) placed on DL

According to David W. Cash of Nolan Writin, Rangers’ Donnie Murphy was placed on the 15-day Disabled List due to a strained neck. Texas will call up Rougned Odor, Justin Germano, and Luis Sardinas from Double-A Frisco as they designated Josh Wilson and Scott Bakerfor assignment.Cleaning house? #Rangers place Donnie Murphy on the 15-day DL, designated infielder Josh Wilson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Call-Up: Luis Sardinas by Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

With their roster low on left-side infielders, the Rangers turn to a top 101 prospect for help.
Via Baseball Prospectus
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Top Prospect Lists

Here is the composite list of Texas Rangers Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Rangers, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed. Updated: 11/21...
Via 85% Sports
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers add Sardinas to the roster; claim Tolleson

The Rangers have added infielder Luis Sardinas to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. Today was the deadline to add to the 40-man roster. The Rangers also added pitcher Ben Rowen and Lisalverto Bonilla to the roster. Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters within five years or they become eligible to be drafted by other organizations through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ethier-Kinsler trade makes sense for Dodgers

Luis Sardinas obviously is not the only trade chip in the Rangers’ search for power. There have been a lot of rumors concerning retooling the offense that dropped to 7th in the league in runs—in a hitter-friendly ballpark. One rumor that keeps cropping up is for the Rangers to send Ian Kinsler to the Dodgers for Andre Ethier. Kinsler makes a lot of sense for L.A., as he could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Crowded middle infield has Texas contemplating a trade

What are the Texas Rangers to do? Blessed with a surplus of middle infielders at the major and minor league levels, general manager Jon Daniels has a position of strength to deal from should he pursue a trade. “We have three guys at the major league level and two guys at Double-A ; it would be irresponsible not to consider it,” Daniels said of a possible trade during the GM meetings...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 22, 2013 by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

A tour through the minors, with write-ups on Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, Kyle Crick, Luis Sardinas, and others.
Via Baseball Prospectus
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Could a Matt Garza trade get done with the Rangers?

A couple days ago it seemed imminent that the Rangers and Cubs were close to a Matt Garza trade. The Rangers number 2 prospect, Mike Olt, was believed to be the center piece of the package. Their number 7 prospect, Luis Sardinas, was also thought to be included, along with Neil Ramirez and CJ Edwards. The Cubs may also have been adding a second player to the trade. Some thought...
Via Obstructed View OLD
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mudcats’ Rally Falls Short in Series Loss to Pelicans

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The Carolina Mudcats scored two runs in the ninth inning, but came up one short in a 3-2 loss to Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night at Field. The loss was Carolina’s 14th in one-run finals this year, and second straight to the Pelicans. Myrtle Beach increased their Carolina League-best record to 29-16 while the Mudcats fell to 15-30 in the...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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