• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reliever McClellan announces retirement on Facebook

    Former Cardinals and Rangers reliever Kyle McClellan announced his retirement Thursday on Facebook. McClellan missed the 2014 season due to shoulder surgery. "I got news yesterday from my doctor that after a long rehab process from shoulder surgery last November my shoulder was not going to get back to where I would be able to pitch at a high level again," McClellan wrote. The 30-year-old right-hander was 19-24 with a 3.79 ERA over six MLB seasons. He had six career saves and struck out 260 batters in 387 1/3 innings.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Kyle McClellan hoping to throw in June or July

    Former Rangers pitcher Kyle McClellan is hoping to throw for teams in June or July, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. McClellan has endured two shoulder surgeries, one on each shoulder, in the past couple months. He briefly considered retirement, but decided to give it one more shot. The 30-year-old will throw for teams soon, and hopes to draw some interest. McClellan tossed just 9 1/3 innings with the Rangers in 2013.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Kyle McClellan to join Double-A Frisco

    Rangers reliever Kyle McClellan, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week, has accepted an outright assignment to Double-A Frisco. He is expected to join the club Sunday, according to MLB.com. The right-hander went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA over 9 1/3 innings since joining the team in June.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rangers DFA Kyle McClellan

    The Rangers designated reliever Kyle McClellan for assignment Tuesday. McClellan went 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA over 9 1/3 innings since joining the team in June.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Kyle McClellan joins Texas bullpen

    The Rangers purchased the contract of reliever Kyle McClellan from Triple-A Round Rock Sunday. The right-handed pitcher was 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and two saves in six relief appearances for the Express. McClellan began the season on the minor-league disabled list because of a strained right lat muscle suffered in spring training.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Kyle McClellan feeling good in rehab

    Kyle McClellan took another step towards getting back on a major league mound Monday, the Dallas Morning News reports. McClellan made his second appearance with Double-A Frisco. He pitched an inning and did not give up a hit. McClellan last pitched in the majors in July 2012 with the Cardinals before he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. He signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in the offseason, but injured his lat in spring training. "I feel, now, better than I've felt in two years," McClellan said. "I don't have to think about my shoulder when I go out there."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Kyle McClellan activated from minor-league disabled list

    Rangers relief pitcher Kyle McClellan was activated from the Triple-A disabled list and will pitch an inning Thursday, ESPN Dallas reports. McClellan has been recovering from a strained lat muscle suffered in mid-March.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Kyle McClellan still without timetable

    Rangers reliever Kyle McClellan, on the disabled list with a lat injury, has been throwing off a mound at extended spring training, MLB.com reports. The Rangers do not have a timetable for McClellan's return. He's been dealing with a strained right lat since mid-March.

  • by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com

    Kyle McClellan inching toward return

    Rangers pitcher Kyle McClellan is expected to be ready to throw off mound by May 1, FOX Sports Southwest reported Friday. McClellan has been sidelined since middle of March with a strained right lat muscle.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Kyle McClellan three weeks away from throwing

    Rangers reliever Kyle McClellan, suffering from a strained right lat muscle, is about three weeks away from long toss and flat-ground throwing, the Dallas Morning News reports. McClellan chose not to opt out of his minor-league deal with the Rangers earlier this week in order to rehabilitate from the injury with the team.