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Top A.J. Alexy News

  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Beginning year at Triple-A

    The Rangers optioned Alexy to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Alexy's demotion was expected after the Rangers informed Spencer Howard that he will open the season as the team's No. 5 starter. In the meantime, Alexy will continue to pick up regular starts for Round Rock in anticipation of a spot in the big-league rotation opening up at some point.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Makes spring debut

    Alexy allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over two innings in Tuesday's spring training game against Arizona.

    Alexy came in after starter Kolby Allard tossed two innings, but he's expected to compete for a rotation spot this spring. He made his major-league debut in 2021, making four starts and one piggyback outing over the final month of the season. The right-hander made a couple of nice starts to begin his career before running into adversity over the final three outings when he issued 12 bases on balls over 12 innings. He's not a lock to make the rotation, so guys like Allard will also build up innings during the truncated spring training.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Limits Angels to two runs

    Alexy (3-1) got the win Tuesday over the Angels after allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings.

    Alexy's lone blemish on the evening was surrendering a two-run home run to Max Stassi in the second inning. He allowed just two more hits over the next couple of frames before his day was over after throwing 91 pitches. The 23-year-old had been hit hard his last two times out before Tuesday's start, allowing 10 runs in just seven innings. Therefore, the resurgence was a welcome sight. Alexy isn't currently lined up to make another start this season and will finish the year with a 4.70 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 17:17 K:BB over 23 innings.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Walks six in loss

    Alexy (2-1) allowed four runs on four hits and six walks over 3.1 innings Monday, striking out one batter and taking a loss against the Yankees.

    Alexy struggled with his command all evening, throwing just 46-of-83 pitches for strikes. He coughed up a solo home run to Gary Sanchez in the second inning before the Yankees brought three runs in during the third. He's given up 10 runs in just seven innings (12.86 ERA) over his last two outings. Alexy is currently projected to face the Orioles on the road this weekend.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Back in rotation

    Alexy is listed as the Rangers' starting pitcher for Monday's game against the White Sox.

    Alexy piggybacked Spencer Howard in his last appearance Sept. 13 against the Astros, and the results were less than ideal. The rookie right-hander served up six runs on four hits and four walks across his 3.2 innings, though Alexy ended up avoiding the loss since Howard was touched up for six runs in 1.1 innings before him. Drew Anderson ended up working behind Howard in the latter's most recent outing Saturday against the White Sox, clearing the way for Alexy to work in a more traditional starting role to begin the penultimate week of the regular season. In his first two big-league starts, Alexy turned in scoreless outings against the Rockies and Angels, covering 11 frames between them while striking out 11 and allowing seven baserunners.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Hit hard by Houston

    Alexy allowed six runs on four hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out three over 3.2 relief innings in Monday's 15-1 loss to the Astros.

    Alexy made two encouraging starts for the Rangers, throwing 11 scoreless innings, before manager Chris Woodward opted to piggyback him for his third outing behind starter Spencer Howard. Alexy discussed the changes in preparation needed to come out of the bullpen with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. "It's always different when you are coming out of the bullpen," the right-hander said. "Deciphering when to start getting really ready is always a little different out there." He had pitched in a similar role six times in the minors, but that was after a definite one-inning limit for the game opener. On Monday, Howard was on a 50-pitch limit, but there was no telling how long he would last.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Piggybacking Spencer Howard

    Alexy will serve as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen behind starter Spencer Howard in Monday's game against the Astros, independent baseball journalist Jeff Wilson reports.

    Alexy fared well through his first two turns as a traditional starter with 11 scoreless innings and a pair of wins, but manager Chris Woodward will experiment with the rookie right-hander in a different role to kick off the Rangers' seven-game week. Even though he won't be starting, Alexy should be in strong position to factor into any decision as the Rangers' bulk reliever. Howard has worked between 2-to-3 innings in each of his four starts since joining Texas ahead of the July 30 trade deadline.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Blanks Angels over six

    Alexy (2-0) pitched six scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and two walks with seven strikeouts in a win over the Angels on Monday.

    Alexy was outstanding yet again, as he's given up just two hits and no runs over 11 innings since his debut at the end of August. The Angels put a bit of pressure on him in the second after having two on and nobody out, but Alexy was able to maneuver his way around the Angels' hitters and avoid any damage. The 23-year-old hasn't had a large sample on the field, but his performances so far should keep him around in the starting rotation. Unfortunately, he lines up to face the Astros next week.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Awarded another start

    Alexy is listed as the Rangers' probable starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Angels.

    The rookie right-hander will be rewarded with a second turn through the Texas rotation after he struck out four Rockies over five scoreless frames en route to capturing the win in his MLB debut Aug. 30. Whether he sticks in the rotation beyond Monday will likely depend on how he fares against the Angels; the Rangers could get as many as two starting options back from the COVID-19 injured list by the end of the week in Spencer Howard and Dane Dunning.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Shines in MLB debut

    Alexy (1-0) allowed one hit and three walks while striking out four over five scoreless innings to pick up the win over the Rockies on Monday.

    Alexy was called up to make his MLB debut and became the third Ranger pitcher over the past week to author a promising first start in the majors. He followed starts by Jake Latz and Glenn Otto, and the rookie trio combined for a 1.84 ERA over 14.2 innings. Alexy is tentatively scheduled to make his next start Monday.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Called up ahead of start

    Alexy was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Alexy will be making his major-league debut to start Monday's game against the Rockies. He's only made three starts at the Triple-A level, though he does own a 1.84 ERA in those outings, a similar number to the 1.61 ERA he produced in seven starts and six relief appearances at Double-A Frisco earlier in the year.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Candidate to start Monday

    Alexy could be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to start Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    This is mostly speculation on the part of Grant, as manager Chris Woodward has not indicated which pitchers are candidates to start Monday. Alexy was held back from a start Friday so that Kohei Arihara could make a rehab start, and he wasn't the starter Saturday either. Texas has multiple starters unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols and may not want to use Jake Latz on four days rest, given he pitched regularly in the minors on a six-day schedule. Woodward would only acknowledge that Latz will not start Monday and declined to name a starter.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Joining rotation Monday

    The Rangers will call up Alexy from Triple-A Round Rock to start Monday's game against the Rockies in Texas, Chris Halicke of reports.

    Alexy will join Jake Latz and Glenn Otto to become the third new pitcher to enter the Texas rotation in the past week while the Rangers await the returns of Mike Foltynewicz, Dane Dunning, Spencer Howard and Drew Anderson from the COVID-19 injured list. Texas could get at least one of those pitchers back by the end of the upcoming week, but Alexy would have a case to stick around with the big club if he can deliver a quality outing in his MLB debut Monday. Over 65 innings between Round Rock and Double-A Frisco this season, the 23-year-old Alexy has compiled a 1.66 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 76:27 K:BB while holding opposing hitters to a .175 average.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Joins 40-man roster

    Alexy was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster Friday.

    The Rangers elected to protect Alexy from the Rule 5 draft despite the fact that he's made just five starts in the last two seasons and has yet to advance beyond High-A. He made five starts at that level for High-A Down East in 2019, struggling to a 5.12 ERA and a 15.3 percent walk rate before being shut down with a lat strain. He didn't throw a competitive pitch in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Healthy again

    Alexy, who was limited to five appearances at High-A Down East in 2019 due to a lat injury, appeared in three games during the Arizona Fall League. He had a 6.75 ERA over eight innings in three starts.

    Alexy, whom the Rangers acquired in the Yu Darvish deal of 2017, was viewed as one of the better young arms in the system after a strong 2018. He was shut down in early May in 2019 for what was supposed to be six weeks but turned into the rest of the season. As a low-level minor leaguer, Alexy will likely not receive the development innings in 2020 a young starter needs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Rangers' A.J. Alexy: Out at least six weeks

    Alexy has been shut down for six weeks due to a strained right lat, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Alexy, who suffered the injury at the beginning of May, apparently received a PRP injection and will be reevaluated in six weeks. Prior to suffering the injury, the 21-year-old compiled a 5.12 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 23:13 K:BB in five starts (19.1 innings) with High-A Down East.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Honey Brook, PA
Age: 24
Bats/Throws: R, R