Manager Chris Woodward said Thursday that Sampson would work in relief until the Rangers next require a fifth starter during the series in Seattle that runs July 22 through 24, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Due to a string of off days to begin the second half, the Rangers will be able to get by with a four-man rotation through their next three series. Woodward cited Sampson's experience as a leverage reliever capable of throwing multiple innings as the main factor in the decision to move the right-hander to the bullpen temporarily, though Sampson's inconsistency prior to the All-Star break probably played a role, too. Sampson tossed two quality starts among his final five turns but still finished with an ugly 7.40 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in that span, owing largely to his struggles with keeping the ball in the yard (eight home runs allowed). He was at least able to turn in a scoreless inning in relief in Friday's 9-8 victory over the Astros. Jul 13 10:28 am (EST)
- Sampson (6-6) took the loss Friday as the Rangers were routed 15-6 by the Twins, coughing up seven runs on 11 hits over 3.1 innings while striking out five.
- Sampson allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss against the Rays on Saturday.
- Sampson (6-4) yielded one run on seven hits and a walk across seven innings Sunday, striking out four and taking the win over the White Sox. All Adrian Sampson (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Jul 17||L 19 - 4||ARI||0||0||0||1.1||5||2||5||1||0|
|Jul 13||L 7 - 6||HOU||0||0||0||2.2||1||0||0||0||2|
|Jul 12||W 9 - 8||HOU||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||1||0|
|Jul 05||L 15 - 6||@ MIN||0||1||0||3.1||11||2||7||0||5|
|Jun 29||L 5 - 2||@ TB||0||1||0||6.0||5||1||3||2||7|
|Jun 23||W 7 - 4||CWS||1||0||0||7.0||7||0||1||1||4|
|Jun 18||L 10 - 3||CLE||0||1||0||3.0||6||1||3||2||4|
|Jun 13||L 7 - 6||@ BOS||0||0||0||5.0||7||4||6||1||5|
|Jun 08||W 3 - 1||OAK||1||0||0||9.0||4||1||1||1||7|
|Jun 02||W 5 - 1||KC||1||0||0||7.0||8||1||1||0||11|
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NEXT PROJECTED START - JUL 23
|10:07 PM @ SEA||vs ()|