Former closer Joel Hanrahan is from the state of Texas, and now it seems his hometown Rangers have him on their radar, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.The Rangers are said to be another in the mix for hard-throwing free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, which makes sense on a couple levels.First, and most important, Texas' pitching staff has been in flux since a variety...
ARLINGTON, Texas - The ever-changing rotation of the Texas Rangers will have a new look the next time through.
Texas placed Opening Day starter Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list because of muscle inflammation in his right elbow. Texas purchased the contract of lefty Aaron Poreda to take Scheppers' roster spot. General manager Jon Daniels said Double-A pitcher Nick...
The Texas Rangers' disabled list keeps growing and growing, and that list is now nine players deep. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have placed starting pitcher Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow and forearm. The Rangers announced the move late Friday afternoon.Scheppers placed on DL with right elbow inflammation...
Injuries forced the Rangers to make some last-minute adjustments to their rotation and they decided to give Tanner Scheppers the Opening Day start despite the fact that he’d never started a big-league game before.
It went poorly, as have his other starts, and now Scheppers may not be long for the rotation. Manager Ron Washington declined to feed into that speculation, but Scheppers...
An early four-run lead disappeared as Tanner Scheppers struggled once again to avoid the big inning. But the Texas Rangers found their way for another comeback victory with timely hitting and their bullpen pitching a shutout the final 6 2/3 innings.
Mitch Moreland had his first three-RBI game in almost a year, J.P. Arencibia drove in two runs on groundouts and the Rangers held on...
Below are the probable pitchers for April 17, 2014. There are 12 games on tap for Thursday with the first beginning at 1:05 pm ET. The last of these games will get underway at 8:10 pm ET.
Weather has been an issue the last two days with a handful of postponements. Here’s hoping that all skies are clear today.
1:05 PM ET
ATL - Alex Wood (2-1, 1.89)...
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Scott Feldman vs. KC looks pretty good to me. I’m adding him in most leagues for this start, but don’t expect many (any) Ks.
Danny Salazar at Detroit rates low for two reasons: 1) Detroit...
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers certainly had opportunities to extend their winning streak over the Houston Astros to 13-straight games.
Maybe that would have been the case if Tanner Scheppers could have avoided the big inning, as Houston scored five times in the fourth inning Saturday. Maybe that would have been the case if Alex Rios wouldn't have run the Rangers out of...
The Red Sox had lost three straight games at home. It was only a matter of time before that streak broke. Why not have the Rangers do the honors? Right? Sigh. Tanner Scheppers went out to the mound for the second time this season. I’m not sure the results were much better than his first […]
After being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers, the Boston Red Sox will finish up the six game homestand starting tonight with the first of three against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rangers market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports Southwest. If you...
It figures that I've got tickets to tomorrow night's tilt against Prince Fielder and the Rangers. Not tonight, no siree, Bob! Tonight, all fans get a very cool David Ortiz Bobblehead—complete with sunglasses and fingers pointing skyward. There is no justice in this world. John Lackey takes the hill for The Carmine Hose against Texas, who will send out a guy not named Yu...
Tanner Scheppers takes the mound at Fenway Park as the Rangers open a three-game series against the Red Sox.
John Lackey has had more trouble against the Texas Rangers in his 12-year career than any other opponent.
He didn't have many issues in his first start of 2014.
With Boston's offense in a rut, Lackey will need to improve his performance against Texas on Monday night when the Red Sox and Rangers begin a three-game series at Fenway Park.
Boston (2-4) was outscored 17-8 while...
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Monday: John Lackey vs...
Corey Kluber lasted just 3.1 innings in his first start of the season for the Cleveland Indians, allowing 8 hits and 5 earned runs to the Oakland Athletics. But Kluber is a much better pitcher than his first outing and will get the San Diego Padres bats today, who have managed just 12 runs to start the season over 6 games. Kluber finished last season 5-0 after July and the Indians...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, April 7 @ 7:10 PM
Tanner Scheppers, RHP (0-0, 15.75) vs John Lackey, RHP (1-0, 3.00)
TV: NESN, ESPN, WatchESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, April 8 @ 6:10 PM
Martin Perez, LHP (0-0, 3.18) vs Felix Doubront, LHP (1-0, 5.26)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Philadelphia Phillies (1-0) at Texas Rangers (0-1)
PHI: A.J. Burnett
TEX: Martin Perez
Time: 8:05, The Ballpark in Arlington
Weather: Sunny, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight:
What an opener. How about an encore? The Phillies will face off against left-hander Martin Perez following their 14-run outburst on Monday. One thing to keep...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday.
Cliff Lee (1-0) matched his career high by allowing eight runs and struck out only one, but the left-hander made it through five innings in another less-than-stellar opener...
Philadelphia Phillies (0-0) at Texas Rangers (0-0)
PHI: Cliff Lee
TEX: Tanner Scheppers
Time: 2:05, The Ballpark in Arlington
Weather: Cloudy/windy, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight: It’s Opening Day for the Philadelphia Phillies. Hope springs eternal with the first day of the year. Everyone is a contender, on even ground. But...
Not even general manager Jon Daniels could announce the Texas Rangers’ season-opening rotation without having a little fun, offering a whole dollar to the media member who could correctly guess the No. 5 starter.
But even the first four Daniels named Wednesday, the club’s last day at the Surprise Recreation Campus, were unexpected as a whole. Only left-hander Martin Perez survived...
Tanner Scheppers' transformation from reliever to starter took another turn Wednesday when he was named the Opening Day starter for Texas.
Scheppers has never started a regular-season game in the majors and his last regular-season start came in 2011 for Round Rock. He has just eight starts in his pro career. No. 9 will come against Cliff Lee Monday at 1:05 p.m. at Globe Life...
Rangers name Tanner Scheppers as the Opening Day starter against the Phillies after Yu Darvish was scratched from the start with a stiff neck.
The most disastrous Rangers spring training of the past decade is just days from ending. After the latest news on Yu Darvish was announced Tuesday, I suggested the organization go ahead and call it a spring.
It's hard to look at this current roster and envision any scenario where the Rangers surpass the Oakland A's this season. And give this thing another week and I might...
An impressive spring gave Soria Texas’ closing gig (Photo: USATSI)
Joakim Soria has been named the Rangers closer over Neftali Feliz. This news does not come as much of a surprise as Soria has looked better this spring and pitched very well last year. Rangers manager Ron Washington is extremely loyal to his players so Soria should retain the closer duties even during rough patches...
Tanner Scheppers pitched well Friday afternoon, allowing two runs in six innings of work in the Rangers’ 7-5 victory over the Brewers. He started off in hot water, as the Brewers scored two runs with two doubles and a single, but Scheppers induced an inning-ending double play and never looked back. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.
Scheppers was one of baseball’s...