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Jake Thompson allowed one run, two walks, with five strikeouts over five innings on Wednesday for Double-A Erie.

Thompson, whom the Rangers acquired on Wednesday along with Corey Knebel from the Tigers in exchange for Joakim Soria, made just his second start for Erie after being promoted to Double-A after the Futures Game. Thompson has a variety of pitches that he throws well and at 6-foot-4 235 pounds he has a solid frame that lends itself to projecting him as a type of pitcher who can eat a lot of innings. If you are looking for a similar player comp one could be Tigers Rick Porcello with Thompson having just a tad bit more upside in the strikeout department.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

24 Jul, 01:19 AM

Rangers Neftali Feliz will replace the recently traded Joakim Soria as the team's closer.

The long-awaited return for Feliz to again be the team's closer has finally arrived and unlike many bullpen arms you have waded through and tossed aside as you chased saves this year at least you now get a pitcher in Feliz who comes with a great track record of success and experience let's just hope his last place Rangers will find a way to get him some opportunities for saves going forward.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

24 Jul, 01:12 AMSource

Nick Tepesch was used to get one out in relief during Tuesday's game, but manager Ron Washington says he'll be fine to still make his scheduled start Friday.

It's like throwing a side session. No big deal. Tepesch will make his start Friday and a Tuesday side session will have no effect. Business as usual.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Jul, 04:58 PMSource

Alex Rios (ankle) has returned to the Rangers lineup on Wednesday.

He was only considered day-to-day and the Rangers were asserting that he was available to pinch-hit Tuesday. He's back in the lineup and back in left field for Wednesday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Jul, 03:39 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Shin-Soo Choo LF, Elvis Andrus SS, Alex Rios RF, Adrian Beltre 3B, Jim Adduci 1B, J.P. Arencibia DH, Leonys Martin CF, Chris Gimenez C, Rougned Odor 2B, (Yu Darvish P)

23 Jul, 03:38 PM

Joakim Soria blew just his second save of the season Tuesday against the Yankees.

Soria has been rumored to have been on the move as the Rangers have been smashed by the injury bug to warrant hanging on to this veteran closer, and with this poor outing they may jump on a chance to move him...so stay tuned (Tiger fan).
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Jul, 12:26 AM

J.P. Arencibia clubbed a solo-home run in six at-bats of the 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Yankees Tuesday.

If you need home runs pick up Arencibia, but beware, as much as he will crush a ball he will equally crush your fantasy team's batting average.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Jul, 12:21 AM

Shin-Soo Choo RF, Elvis Andrus SS, Jim Adduci LF, Adrian Beltre 3B, Leonys Martin CF, J.P. Arencibia 1B, Robinson Chirinos C, Rougned Odor 2B, Daniel Robertson DH, (Nick Martinez P)

22 Jul, 03:55 PM

Rangers placed C Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

As expected, Soto's hits the DL because his injury turned out to be more serious than originally thought. So much for second-half sleeper status, huh? J.P. Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos will handle the work behind the plate.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 03:40 PMSource

Rangers OF Alex Rios (sprained right ankle) ran the bases Tuesday afternoon. He might be available for Wednesday.

Running the bases is obviously key, so there's a good chance Rios even pinch-hits Tuesday before starting back up on Wednesday. He's always been a high-profile fantasy guy to watch, but he could be even more prominent soon as rumor has it the Blue Jays are looking to bring him back home.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 03:09 PMSource

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