The Rangers optioned Farrell to their alternate training site Sunday.
Farrell was dropped from the active roster after joining the Rangers as the 29th man for their doubleheader Saturday with the Athletics. The 29-year-old appeared out of the bullpen in the second game of the twin bill, striking out two over two scoreless, no-hit innings.
Farrell was recalled to serve as the 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against Oakland.
Farrell has made three relief appearances this season and hasn't done much with them, allowing five runs in 3.1 innings of work. If he makes an appearance Saturday, it will likely be in a low-leverage role.
Farrell was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday and sent to the Rangers' alternate training site.
Farrell made three appearances for the Rangers early in the season, allowing five runs in 3.1 innings of work. If he returns at some point down the stretch, it will likely be in a low-leverage role.
Farrell was placed on the injured list Tuesday after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, though he has tested negative to this point, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Farrell was optioned to the Rangers' alternate training site Thursday, but he'll now be sidelined while continuing to undergo testing. The right-hander gave up five runs on five hits and four walks over 3.1 innings to begin the season.
The Rangers optioned Farrell to their alternate training site Thursday.
Farrell showed the ability to make bats miss with six strikeouts in his three appearances out of the Texas bullpen, but he looked rough otherwise, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks over 3.1 innings. With the Rangers needing to reduce their active roster from 30 to 28 men ahead of Thursday's deadline, Farrell's demotion doesn't come as a major surprise.
Farrell allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two over one inning in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to Oakland.
Farrell was talked up during a scoreless spring training and summer camp as a potential impact reliever, but the right-hander has allowed runs in all three appearances thus far. He's given up five runs on five hits, four walks, a hit batter and two wild pitches over 3.1 innings.
Farrell allowed a run during Friday's intrasquad game, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The run was the first Farrell allowed in 2020. He threw 7.2 scoreless innings during spring training and added another three scoreless in summer camp before Friday's game. As for right-handed relievers, Jonathan Hernandez and his upper-90s fastball grabbed the early bullpen headlines, but he's unproven at the big-league level. Farrell doesn't overpower like Hernandez, but he's been very good for Texas since returning from a fractured jaw in the second half of 2019.
Farrell spent the shutdown working primarily on his curveball, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Farrell used the hook on day one of summer camp, striking out both Willie Calhoun and Danny Santana on full counts during a simulated game. The right-hander had a strong spring training and is likely to earn a roster spot as a middle reliever and potential opener if needed.
Farrell allowed two hits and three walks while striking out nine over 7.2 scoreless innings in spring training.
Farrell led all Texas relievers in spring innings and, along with Nick Goody, was a Cactus League star out of the bullpen. The right-hander made it back from a fractured jaw and concussion in 2019, posting a 2.70 ERA over 13.1 innings during the final weeks of the season. His strong camp could buy him a roster spot when MLB eventually begins play, particularly if rosters are allowed to expand to 29 for the first month.
Farrell allowed one run on one hit in two innings of work. He didn't record a strikeout and didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.
Farrell allowed a triple to Aaron Judge in the first inning, and then surrendered the run on Brett Gardner's sacrifice fly. Farrell has been solid with a 2.70 ERA and 0.68 WHIP with 12 strikeouts over 13.1 innings in nine appearances this season.
Farrell will open Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Farrell is expected to work the first inning or so before making way for a bulk reliever. He owns a 2.38 ERA and 0.71 WHIP with 12 strikeouts over 11.1 innings this season.
Farrell struck out two over two scoreless innings in Friday's 8-3 loss to the White Sox.
Farrell made his season debut Friday. He was activated off the 60-day injured list after recovering from a fractured jaw and concussion he suffered when hit by a line drive during a preseason game.
Farrell (jaw) was activated off the 60-day injured list Friday.
Farrell has yet to pitch in the majors this season after suffering a broken jaw when he was hit by a line drive in spring training, but he's now primed to make his season debut. The 28-year-old had a 5.17 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 39:16 K:BB over 31.1 innings with the Cubs in 2018.
Farrell (jaw) will begin a rehab assignment with the Arizona Rookie League Rangers on Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Farrell hasn't pitched in a live game since spring training, when he suffered a fractured jaw after being struck by a line drive. While it's good to see him back in action, his lengthy absence means he'll likely need a considerable amount of time in the minor leagues to get his arm back in shape. A timetable for his return has not yet been revealed.
The Rangers placed Farrell (jaw) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
The transaction opens up an extra spot on the 40-man roster and confirms that Farrell will be sidelined until at least late May while he works to regain weight and ease into a throwing program after he required surgery earlier this month to address a fractured jaw. Farrell isn't expected to fill a high-leverage role out of the Texas bullpen once he's activated.
Farrell will have wires removed from his fractured jaw Monday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Since undergoing surgery on his jaw earlier this month, Farrell has been limited to a liquid diet while the wires have been in place. Once the wires are out, he'll work to regain the weight and strength he lost over the past three weeks before resuming a throwing program. Farrell will be placed on the injured list ahead of the regular season, but it's unclear if he'll be stashed on the 10-day or 60-day IL.
Farrell underwent surgery on his fractured jaw and is slated to open the season on the Rangers' injured list, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Farrell suffered the injury last weekend after being struck in the face by a line drive. He had been angling for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen after supplying a 5.17 ERA and 39:16 K:BB across 31.1 innings with the Cubs in 2018. The Rangers haven't issued a firm timeline for Farrell's return to action, but Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News suggests the southpaw will be headed to the 60-day IL, which would make him unavailable until late May. At the very least, Farrell will be withheld from baseball activities for the next 2-to-3 weeks while his jaw remains wired shut.
Farrell (jaw) is scheduled to a visit a specialist later in the week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Farrell, who was diagnosed with a non-displaced jaw fracture after being hit by a line drive Saturday, saw a specialist over the weekend, though a concrete medical plan could not be determined due to the amount of swelling. He's expected to undergo a procedure later in the week to address his fractured jaw, though specifics remain unclear. He'll wait a few days for the swelling to subside before returning to the specialist, after which a timetable for his return will hopefully emerge.
Farrell was diagnosed with a non-displaced jaw fracture after being hit by a line drive Saturday.
Farrell underwent a CT scan and X-rays and is set to see a specialist Monday. The 27-year-old is out indefinitely, with a return timeline potentially being offered as he is further evaluated.
Farrell left Saturday's game against the Giants after getting hit in the jaw by a line drive, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The severity of the injury is not yet clear. Farrell remained down, being treated by trainers for some time, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power.
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