Rua was outrighted from the Rangers' 40-man roster Friday and is expected to elect free agency.
Rua was drafted by Texas in 2011 and has spent parts of the past five seasons playing for the Rangers at the major-league level. He hit just .194/.221/.360 with 12 RBI in 61 games for the club in 2018. Wherever the 28-year-old winds up, he will likely serve as organizational depth next season.
Rua (back) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday.
Rua, who resumed running and swinging a bat over the weekend, is back with the Rangers after spending more than six weeks on the disabled list with a back injury. The 28-year-old should provide outfield depth while offering a right-handed bat off the bench for the Rangers. Prior to injuring himself, Rua hit just .194/.223/.371 with six homers in 56 games for the big club.
Rua (back) is running and swinging a bat, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Rua, who hasn't played in the majors since July 26, could return to the active roster before the season ends.
Rua (back) had an anti-inflammation injection Friday after being recalled from his minor-league assignment, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Rua was sent on a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Monday, but after he suffered a setback, he elected to get a shot. There's no clear timetable for his return from the disabled list, but if Rua begins to feel better in the coming days, he'll likely resume his rehab stint.
Rua (back) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Monday.
Rua has been on the shelf since the end of July due to back spasms. He's scheduled to play five innings in the outfield in his first game for the Rough Riders. Given the length of his absence, he'll need multiple rehab games to get back up to speed, leaving his likely return date sometime in early September.
Rua (back) was moved to the 10-day disabled list Saturday.
Rua was scratched from Friday's matchup due to back spasms. It's unclear if he'll be forced to miss just the minimum.
Rua will be held out of Friday's game against the Astros due to back spasms, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.
The severity of Rua's injury remains unclear, but he'll likely be reevaluated prior to Saturday's game to determine his status moving forward. Shin-Soo Choo will take over in right field with Rua on the bench.
Rua entered Sunday's game for the injured Joey Gallo (ankle) and homered in his lone at-bat in a 5-0 win over the Indians.
Gallo left with an ankle injury, describing the pain as worse than usual, per Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. Manager Jeff Banister said Gallo was removed as a precaution and is day-to-day. Rua, who is hitting just .195 this season with six home runs in 118 at-bats, is first in line for the start if Gallo's forced to sit out Monday's game against Oakland.
Rua went 1-for-1 with a three-run homer in Friday's 5-4 win over Baltimore.
Rua delivered a huge blow in the seventh inning as he broke the 1-1 tie with his fifth home run of the season. He's gone 5-for-17 to start the month of July, collecting two extra base hits over that span. Rua isn't expected to see consistent playing time anytime soon, as he's buried on the depth chart behind a bevy of Rangers.
Rua started in left field and went 1-for-2 in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Tigers.
Rua was a late addition to the lineup after Joey Gallo was scratched with a left eye contusion. Gallo, the Rangers' primary left fielder, was injured when he collided with teammate Delino DeShields before the game. Rua has appeared in eight of the nine games since he was called up from Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .333 with two home runs and two RBI during that stretch. When Gallo returns, Rua will go back to being a fourth outfielder.
Rua went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's 10-5 loss to the White Sox.
This was just the second multi-hit game for Rua, who has started three of the past four games, going 5-for-12 during those starts with two home runs and three runs scored. Despite the mini-run, the outfielder is batting just .192 and is the expected roster casualty when Ronald Guzman (concussion) is ready to return, which could come as soon as Tuesday.
Rua went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Saturday against the White Sox.
Rua took left-hander Carlos Rodon deep in the bottom of the fifth inning for his fourth home run of the season. He was later ejected in the seventh inning for arguing a strike call. This was a rare start for Rua, and he has also spent significant chunks of the season at Triple-A Round Rock. That makes him a difficult option to trust, even in deeper formats.
Rua was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
Rua has hit a miserable .163/.207/.267 on the season in 93 major-league plate appearances. He'll fill a bench role in his time with the Rangers. Ronald Guzman was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list in a corresponding move.
Rua was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, John Blake of the Texas Rangers reports.
After being recalled from Triple-A on Saturday, Rua appeared in one game, going 0-for-1. Through 35 games in the major leagues this season, he's slashing just .163/.207/.267.
Rua was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.
Rua opened the season on the major-league roster but has already been sent to the minors three times. He's hitting just .163/.207/.267 in his time with the Rangers this year. Catcher Carlos Perez was placed on the disabled list with a sprained ankle in a corresponding move.
Rua was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
Rua was sent back to Round Rock to open up a spot on the roster for the return of Adrian Beltre (hamstring), who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. The 28-year-old has hit just .163/.207/.267 across 34 games with the big club this season, so he'll head back to the minors to continue serving as organizational outfield depth.
Rua went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored Sunday in the loss to Boston.
Rua went deep for the second time this season during the seventh inning off Chris Sale. He sits with a .203/.235/.344 batting line through 24 games this season for the Rangers. Rua will look to cut down on strikeouts (23 in 64 at-bats) moving forward as Texas begins a three-game showdown with Detroit on Monday.
Rua was called up from Triple-A Round Rock prior to Wednesday's game against Oakland.
In a slew of moves, the Rangers placed Adrian Beltre on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, activated Doug Fister (hip) and optioned Matt Bush to Round Rock. Over 16 games with Texas this season, Rua is slashing .178/.208/.267 with one extra-base hit, three RBI and 14 strikeouts in 49 plate appearances. He will likely be utilized in a reserve role moving forward.
The Rangers optioned Rua to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Rua has a .178/.208/.267 slash line with 14 strikeouts in 45 at-bats with the Rangers this season. The move creates room on the roster for right-handed reliever Jose Leclerc. Rua will attempt to straighten things out in the minors.
Rua was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
Rua will rejoin the Rangers just a day after being sent to the minors. The outfielder will take the roster spot of Tony Barnette (shoulder), who was sent to the 10-day DL in a corresponding roster move. Seeing as Rua struggled mightily prior to being optioned to the minors, he'll likely be limited to a reserve role during his time with the Rangers.
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