Jose Fernandez gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings against the Padres on Friday.
It was an uncharacteristic start from the Marlins hurler on Friday night, taking his second loss of the season after surrendering five or more runs in a game for just the second time. He is now 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 0.95 WHIP through eight starts while averaging well over one strikeout per inning pitched (12.19 K/9). Look for him to get back on track when he takes on the Dodgers on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The Rangers released Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Ludwick was notified a couple days back that he would not be making the big-league team and was allowed to search for another team. He has struggled in Spring Training and hasn't been able to get over the .700 OPS mark the last two seasons. The Rangers will look internally to create outfield options for the 2015 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah