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Tigers' Tommy Field: Minor league deal with Tigers
Field signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, MLive.com reports. The 28-year-old was given a brief look with the Rangers early last season, but failed to impress and was ultimately designated for assignment. He did fare far better with Triple-A Round Rock (.247/.347/.439) and has earned a chance to compete for a job with Detroit as a result, but chances are Field will start the year back in the minors.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Rangers' Tommy Field accepts Triple-A assignment
After not being claimed by a team, Rangers infielder Tommy Field accepted his assignment to the team's Triple-A club, reports FoxSportsSouthWest.com. The Rangers designated Field for assignment last Saturday. He hit .195 with two home runs in 41 at-bats for the Rangers this season.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Rangers DFA Tommy Field to call up Alex Gonzalez
As expected, the Rangers called up Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez to start Saturday's game. To make room for Chi Chi on the roster, the Rangers designated infielder Tommy Field for assignment. Gonzalez was 3-5 with a 4.15 ERA at Triple-A Round Rock. Field was hitting .195 in 14 games for the Rangers.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Tommy Field's emergence could keep Rougned Odor in minors
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has done well since his demotion to Triple-A Round Rock, batting .281 with three home runs and nine RBI in nine games. However, despite his success, his recall might not be so quick since Tommy Field has provided stability at second base for Texas, according to manager Jeff Banister. "If you give a guy like that a timeline and he hasn't met expectations, and the timeline passes, I don't think that's appropriate," Banister said of Odor, per MLB.com. "We told Rougned to focus on defense, turn the double play especially, get the hands and feet together. On offense, stay aggressive, swing at pitches you can hit. You're not going to eliminate chasing [bad pitches], but slow it down and control the strike zone. Get back to using left and center field. "Go back to being that gritty type of player that other teams don't like, but players on your team love. Have that edge that everybody said he had. He needs to focus on being a minor-league player trying to get back to the big leagues. That's what will get him that edge." Field has hit .267 with one double, two home runs and five RBI in 10 games since his promotion from Double-A. But it seems Banister is really happy with his effort in the field. "He has stabilized us defensively and given us some pretty good hits in key situations," Banister said. "His at-bats have been calm. He has been stabilizing in a spot where we needed somebody to step up and play well."
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Rangers 2B Tommy Field records two hits, two RBI against Yankees
Rangers second baseman Tommy Field had his second multi-hit game of the season in his team's 10-9 win over the Yankees on Friday. Field was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI. The performance brought his batting average to .267 in 30 at-bats on the season.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Rangers second baseman Tommy Field blasts second home run
Rangers second baseman Tommy Field went 1 for 3 at the plate in Texas' 10-8 loss to the Indians on Saturday. Field did his damage in the second inning when he blasted the first pitch he saw from Danny Salazar over the left center field wall, his second of the season. Field is now hitting .238 with two RBI in 21 at-bats this season.
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
Rangers' Tommy Field recalled on Monday, hits first career home run
Tommy Field, who was called up Monday afternoon, connected for his first career home run in the Rangers' win over the Royals.His seventh-inning blast to center field traveled an estimated 428 feet. Field went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored while impressing manager Jeff Banister with his defense and his disciplined approach at the plate, MLB.com reports. "To drive a ball out of the ballpark, yes," Banister said. "The other side of that is he played good defense and handled the baseball. Very attentive. The energy level should give him some good night's rest. Something to ride high on to come in tomorrow ready to play."
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Rangers plug new 2B Thomas Field into Monday lineup
It didn't take the Rangers long to get just-promoted second baseman Thomas Field into their lineup. He is set to start Monday against Kansas City. Field is batting eighth. The 28-year-old Field, who has 76 big-league at-bats, earned the move up by compiling a .298/.373/.538 slash line at Triple-A Round Rock.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Rangers option Rougned Odor after losing playing time to Rosales
The Rangers have optioned second baseman Rougned Odor, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The Dallas Morning News reported previously that Odor was on the verge of a demotion to Triple-A Round Rock. He has hit just .144/.252/.233 with one home run, nine RBI and one stolen base in 90 at-bats and has been out of the starting lineup for three straight games. "Rougned definitely will be part of a winning formula in Arlington," manager Jeff Banister said, per MLB.com. "We felt it was time for Rougned to go down and get back to being the type of player that got him here: gritty, gutty, tough at-bats, play routine defense, play with his hair on fire all over the place. "He is not unlike a lot of players who came up at a young age, had an amount of success, then the major-league atmosphere, major-league players, threw a punch at them. He needs to go down, get re-connected to the player he was, come back better and more capable of throwing a counter punch." With Odor heading to Triple-A, Adam Rosales could see more playing time at second base moving forward. Rosales has started four of the last five games at second base but has hit just .167/.222/.310 in 42 at-bats. In a corresponding move, the Rangers have purchased the contract of infielder Thomas Field from Round Rock. He has hit .298/.373/.538 with five home runs and 13 RBI in 104 Triple-A at-bats and is in the starting lineup Monday.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Rangers option Chris Gimenez, Tommy Field to Triple-A Round Rock
Rangers have optioned catcher Chris Gimenez and second baseman Tommy Field to Triple-A Round Rock, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Gimenez posted a .200 average with four doubles and four RBI in 35 plate appearances this spring. Field hit .250 with two home runs and nine RBI in 56 at-bats in spring training.