Springs (biceps) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.
Springs recently landed on the 10-day IL with left biceps tendinitis, and now this transaction makes him ineligible for a return until late August. Jesse Biddle was acquired via waivers and will take Springs' spot on the 40-man roster.
Springs landed on the 10-day injured list with left biceps tendinitis Wednesday.
Springs owns a poor 6.23 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP in 26 innings for the Rangers this season. It's not clear how much time he's expected to miss. Joe Palumbo was recalled from Double-A Frisco in a corresponding move.
Springs (2-1) allowed four runs on four hits without retiring a batter in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Angels.
Springs had not pitched in eight days, and it showed when he allowed the first four batters he faced to reach base. His replacement, Kyle Dowdy, also hadn't worked in eight days and couldn't stanch the bleeding. Springs and Dowdy coughed up a 5-1 lead and ruined a nice outing from Ariel Jurado, who worked into the seventh inning for the first time in his career. Manager Chris Woodward shouldered the blame for the loss, acknowledging he needs to get certain members of the bullpen more work. The manager tried to stay away from key relievers who had a big workload over the last week. "When you go to high leverage guys over and over, you are going to eventually end up with guys who haven't pitched in big leverage situations pitching in big situations," Woodward told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. "We have to use everybody out there."
Springs was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Springs will take the roster spot of Wei-Chieh Huang, who was optioned to Nashville on Wednesday. The 26-year-old southpaw opened the season with the big club but was sent back to the minors after compiling a 5.25 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 12:10 K:BB in 12 innings of relief. He'll likely fill a middle-relief role during his time with the Rangers.
Springs walked one over two scoreless innings in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Angels.
With Adrian Sampson moving into the rotation as a replacement for the injured Edinson Volquez (elbow), Springs moves up a notch in the bullpen as a long reliever. The Rangers have a couple of relievers stretched out enough to throw multiple innings when needed, but the early results favor Springs as the top option. After a one-inning stint in his first appearance, the left-hander has worked multiple innings in his last three. Springs has allowed one run on three hits and six walks while striking out seven over seven innings across four outings.
Springs (1-0) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out three over 2.1 innings to earn his first win of the season Thursday against the Angels.
He relieved a laboring Edinson Volquez in the fourth inning with the Rangers up 6-2, and coasted to a win after his teammates put up three more runs in the fifth. Springs is one of a few bullpen members capable of pitching multiple innings in the event a starter can't get deep -- this was the fourth relief win already for the 5-2 Rangers. Starters have pitched into the fifth inning only twice in seven games, but the offense (6.4 runs per game) has carried Texas to its early-season success, potentially giving long relief arms like Springs extra fantasy appeal if they continue vulturing their way into the win column.
Springs will break camp with the Rangers, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Springs posted a 2.35 ERA and 11:5 K:BB through 7.2 innings this spring, which was good enough to earn him a spot in the Rangers' Opening Day bullpen. The southpaw, who notched a 3.38 ERA and 8.7 K/9 in 18 appearances (32 innings) as a rookie in 2018, figures to reprise his role as a multi-inning reliever that could step in and start if needed.
Springs allowed four hits and one walk while striking out three over 2.2 scoreless innings Sunday against Arizona.
Springs was summoned into action when starter Yohander Mendez left with an elbow injury. Springs is no stranger to extended outings. The former starter went four outs or longer in 13 of his 18 appearances last season for Texas, including a couple of games as an opener. The Rangers are not planning on deploying openers in 2019, so Springs will have a more traditional role as a multi-out reliever that could step in for an injured starter.
Springs entered Sunday's game in the ninth inning with a 3-2 lead and promptly blew the save opportunity. He allowed five runs on three hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning in a 7-3 loss to the Padres.
Springs was given the save chance because Jose Leclerc was unavailable after throwing 38 pitches in consecutive appearances Friday and Saturday. Springs has little experience in a closing role, but the 26-year-old left-hander earned a reputation as a reliable arm out of the bullpen since making his major-league debut in late July. Prior to Sunday's dumpster-fire, he had a 1.82 ERA in 13 appearances and hadn't allowed an earned run since Aug. 20.
Springs could get a start before the end of the season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Springs served as the "opener" for Sunday's game, tossing 44 pitches over three scoreless innings before turning the game over to Ariel Jurado. The left-hander has experience as a starter in the minor leagues and has pitched well since his promotion to the majors. With the Rangers desperately in need of starters for 2019, Springs has manager Jeff Banister considering him for a start over the final few weeks. "The decision today was whether or not to send him out for a fourth inning," Banister said. "He has done a lot of good things since he has been here and we have talked about that during this process. We'll have more of those discussions toward the end of the season. Obviously, the young man hasn't done anything to keep him from doing that, but we also have to think about his number of pitches and innings." Jurado's spot in the rotation will come up another three times, which gives the Rangers an opportunity to stretch out Springs before giving him a starter's workload.
Springs took a no-decision despite tossing three shutout innings Sunday, allowing just one hit and striking out two in the 7-3 loss to Oakland.
Springs was fantastic in an "opener" role before Ariel Jurado took over in the fourth inning and promptly gave up five runs. The 25-year-old hasn't allowed a run since Aug. 20 and now owns a strong 1.99 ERA in 22.2 innings on the year.
Springs will open Sunday's game against the Athletics, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Springs will make his second appearance as an opener for the Rangers, with Ariel Jurado again set to follow. Springs tossed two scoreless innings during his first "start" Monday and overall has a 2.29 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 19.2 innings with the Rangers.
Springs tossed two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out three as he didn't factor into the decision Monday against the Angels.
Springs managed to provide the Rangers with two solid innings to begin the ballgame, and he was relieved in the third by Ariel Jurado. Springs has now turned in three straight scoreless outings (five innings), and he owns an impressive 2.29 ERA with 21 strikeouts through 19.2 frames this season. Since being called up from Triple-A Round Rock on July 31, he's served as reliable option out of the bullpen.
Springs will start Monday's game against the Angels, serving as an "opener" for the contest.
Since getting promoted to the Rangers in late July, Springs has posted a 2.55 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 17.2 frames. Because he hasn't worked more than 2.2 innings in any of his 10 appearances, Springs isn't work deep into Monday's start. Instead, Ariel Jurado, who had previously been deployed in the rotation, will absorb the bulk of the innings once Springs departs.
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