Ervin Santana allowed one unearned run on six hits and two walks with one strikeout over seven innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Big Erv got his swerve on for the first time in about exactly a month, as Saturday marked the first time Santana had held an opponent to less than three runs since the 10th of May. At this point it has become too difficult to trust Santana, especially considering his strikeout rate has fallen off a cliff as he has failed to strikeout more than six batters over that span and has punched out three or fewer in five of his last five outings. If you own Erv try and use this outing to flip him as fast as you can because his next start, on Thursday, will be in Colorado against the Rockies. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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