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Rangers' Jake Latz: Back in minors
The Rangers optioned Latz to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.
In order to make room for Matt Bush, who was selected from Triple-A on Saturday, the Rangers will push Latz off the active roster and back to the minor leagues. The 27-year-old lefty has made three appearances for the Rangers this season and has yet to surrender a run through 6.1 frames.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Recalled from Round Rock
The Rangers recalled Latz from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
Latz will give Texas a fresh bullpen arm leading into the final weekend of the regular season. He's thrown 4.1 scoreless innings over two major-league appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Optioned to Triple-A
The Rangers optioned Latz to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Latz will lose his spot in Texas' bullpen as Josh Sborz (hamstring) returns from the injured list Wednesday. Latz turned in two solid outings with the Rangers this season, combining for 4.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts, and he could be in a position to compete for a spot on the Rangers' Opening Day roster in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Back in majors
The Rangers selected Latz's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
Latz has spent the entire season with Round Rock, posting an impressive 87:29 K:BB across 63.2 frames. He should fill a low-leverage role in the Rangers bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Sent to minor-league camp
Latz was reassigned to the Rangers' minor-league camp Sunday.
Latz made his MLB debut last season and surrendered three earned runs across 4.2 innings, and he won't make Texas' Opening Day roster. The left-hander had a 5.77 ERA in 53 frames at Triple-A Round Rock last season and is likely to remain with the affiliate for most of 2023.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Returns from IL
Latz (shoulder) has allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over 4.2 innings in four appearances since returning from Triple-A Round Rock's 7-day injured list Sept. 6.
Latz was sidelined for approximately two months with left shoulder tendinitis. Over his 17 appearances (10 starts) at Round Rock this season, Latz has turned in a 5.12 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 51 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Recovering from shoulder injury
Latz, who is on the 7-day injured list with left shoulder impingement syndrome at Triple-A Round Rock, is throwing live batting practice Friday, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports.
The 26-year-old lefty has been sidelined by the injury since mid-June, but he appears to be reaching the final stages of his rehab program. Latz has a 5.24 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 52:23 K:BB across 26.1 innings for Round Rock this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Heads to MiLB camp
The Rangers assigned Latz to their minor-league camp Monday.
Latz was one of several Rangers farmhands who received the opportunity to make a start for the big club when injuries and COVID-19-related issues hit Texas' rotation hard in 2021. During his lone turn through the Rangers rotation before returning to the minors, Latz covered 4.2 innings and gave up three earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out four to take a loss against Cleveland. Though he'll remain on hand as organizational starting depth in the high minors, Latz no longer possesses a spot on the 40-man roster and may face a tougher path to making it back to the majors.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Returns to Triple-A
Latz was sent back to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.
Latz was called up for his big-league debut last week but wasn't particularly good, giving up three solo homers in 4.2 innings against Cleveland. He could feature again down the stretch but isn't needed at the moment, as the Rangers clear a space to promote A.J. Alexy ahead of his own debut start.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Hurt by long ball in debut
Latz (0-1) took the loss Wednesday as the Rangers fell 7-2 to Cleveland, giving up three runs on five hits -- including three solo home runs -- over 4.2 innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.
The 25-year-old southpaw wasn't afraid to come into the zone in his big-league debut, tossing 57 of 84 pitches for strikes, but his command wasn't up to the task as he got taken deep by three hitters not exactly known for their power in Oscar Mercado, Yu Chang and Austin Hedges. Latz has served up 13 homers in 72.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season, so the result shouldn't have been surprising. He'll likely only remain in the rotation until Texas gets reinforcements back off the COVID-19 injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Contract officially selected
Latz's contract was selected by the Rangers ahead of Wednesday's start against Cleveland, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.
Latz will step in to make his major-league debut as Wednesday's starter after Dane Dunning (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. The 25-year-old was recently promoted to Triple-A Round Rock, where he allowed 10 runs (seven earned) on 14 hits and four walks while striking out nine in nine innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Set to be recalled, start Wednesday
Latz is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to start Wednesday against Cleveland, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.
Dane Dunning (undisclosed) was previously slated to take the ball Wednesday, but he will reportedly be placed on the COVID-19 injured list in the next 24 hours. Latz has made just two starts with Round Rock since being recently promoted, and has allowed seven earned runs across nine innings. He'll be making his big-league debut Wednesday, and it's to be seen if he remains in the rotation following the outing.... See More ... See Less
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