UPDATES & NEWS
Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with an RBI-single in the sixth inning against the A's on Friday night.
After starting the second half 5-for-29 (.172 BA), Beltre was able to record his first two-hit game since returning from the All-Star break. Although the Rangers are having a terrible season, Beltre remains a great fantasy asset, slashing .325/.369.512 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI, while ranking in the top 10 in batting average, slugging and OPS among American League hitters. Even if the rest of the Rangers lineup doesn't ever come around, we can expect Beltre to continue putting them on his back to try and salvage what is left of a terrible season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Angels have traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers.
The Angels were done with Hamilton after his relapse and following shenanigans, with the Angels acting very inappropriately considering the situation. He'll be sent to his former club, the Rangers, and there will not be a player coming back in the deal to the Angels. Hopefully a (sort of) fresh start with Texas will help Hamilton to bounce back. Analysis: Ben Diamond