Sborz (3-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on a hit and three walks while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning Friday. He took the extra-inning loss versus Minnesota.
Sborz allowed the initial runner to score on a Luis Arraez triple, then loaded the bases and walked in a run. Demarcus Evans also allowed an inherited runner to score before escaping the jam. Sborz has allowed nine runs (eight earned) in 7.1 innings across his last nine outings. He has a 4.94 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 38:12 K:BB across 27.1 innings overall with a save, two holds and three blown saves.
Sborz allowed one run on one hit and struck out two over one inning in Tuesday's 6-3 extra-inning loss to the Astros.
With closer Ian Kennedy (hamstring) on the shelf, manager Chris Woodward turned to Sborz for the save. After dispatching Yordan Alvarez (strikeout) and Yuli Gurriel (pop up), Sborz caught too much of the zone with a slider that Carlos Correa made him pay for with a game-tying home run that sent the game into extras. An inning later, Demarcus Evans served up a grand slam to Jose Altuve. Sborz and Evans are expected to share the late-inning chores while Kennedy is on the injured list.
Sborz earned the save against the Twins on Thursday by tossing a perfect inning that included a pair of strikeouts.
The 27-year-old entered the 10th inning with the Rangers leading by one and retired all three of his batters on just 11 pitches, including strikeouts of Willians Astudillo and Josh Donaldson. Sborz has only allowed one run over his last seven appearances, and he sports a 3.55 ERA and 0.87 WHIP across 12.1 innings this season.
Sborz (3-1) picked up the win Sunday against the Red Sox after tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.
Sborz entered the game in the eighth inning with Texas down 3-2 and delivered an impressive outing, tossing 11 of his 15 pitches for strikes while retiring J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers. The right-hander has not allowed a run in seven of his last nine appearances and owns an 11:4 K:BB through 11.2 innings this season.
The Rangers recalled Sborz from their taxi squad ahead of Sunday's game against the White Sox.
He'll join the bullpen as a replacement for Kyle Cody (shoulder), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Before being optioned off the 26-man active roster April 16, Sborz appeared in six games for Texas and gave up four earned runs over five innings.
Sborz was optioned to the Rangers' alternate training site Friday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Sborz led the Rangers with six relief appearances to begin the season but posted a 7.20 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in five innings. He'll attempt to work on things at the team's alternate training site after Joely Rodriguez (ankle) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.
Sborz (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn the win Thursday over the Rays, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.
Sborz allowed a couple batters to reach with two outs before striking out Manuel Margot. Sborz has been effective lately, firing 3.2 innings and allowing just one run. The 27-year-old's only bad outing came April 3 when he surrendered three runs while failing to record an out.
Sborz retired the side in order in the seventh inning to record his first hold of the season in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Toronto.
Sborz was elevated in the bullpen pecking order after Texas suffered several injuries to relievers during the spring. Whether he remains there when Brett Martin (back) and Joely Rodriguez (ankle) are ready to pitch remains to be seen. At least for now, Sborz appears to be part of the late-game crew. He pitched a perfect seventh followed by Matt Bush and Ian Kennedy to finish off a nice start by Kyle Gibson.
Sborz is in the mix to close games for the Rangers at the start of the season after Jose Leclerc was shut down with elbow soreness Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Sborz certainly wouldn't be in the conversation for many teams, as he owns a career 6.08 ERA at the highest level in just 13.1 innings of work. The Rangers' bullpen has been hit with a number of injuries already, however, with Leclerc expected to join Jonathan Hernandez (elbow), Joely Rodriguez (ankle) and Brett Martin (back) on the injured list to start the year. Sborz did record a 31.4 percent strikeout rate and a 7.7 percent walk rate in his last two seasons in the minors, which could be enough to win the job when the top competitors are non-roster invitees like Ian Kennedy and Matt Bush.
Sborz was shipped from the Dodgers to the Rangers in exchange for Jhan Zambrano on Tuesday.
Previous reports indicated Sborz had passed through waivers and would remain with the Dodgers, but that's evidently not the case. He finds himself in a landing spot where it should be much easier to earn a big-league job, but his track record (a 6.08 ERA in just 13.1 career MLB innings) remains unimpressive even for a Rangers reliever.
Sborz cleared waivers Tuesday and will remain part of the Dodgers organization, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
As a 27-year-old with a 6.08 career ERA in just 13.1 total innings at the highest level, Sborz didn't generate any interest on the waiver wire. He'll serve as organizational depth this season and is unlikely to fill more than a low-leverage relief role.
Sborz was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Sborz was sent down by the Dodgers in September, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for right-hander Trevor Bauer. Sborz has made 11 relief appearances for the Dodgers over the past two seasons, posting a 6.08 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 13.1 innings.
Sborz was optioned by the Dodgers on Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Sborz finds himself sent down for the second time in four days, as he was optioned Tuesday before being recalled Wednesday. Mitch White was recalled in a corresponding move this time around.
Sborz was recalled by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Sborz returns just one day after being optioned, with Caleb Ferguson (elbow) heading to the injured list in a corresponding move. Sborz has made three relief appearances so far this season, giving up one run on two hits over three innings.
Sborz was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Tuesday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
The move clears a spot for Justin Turner (hamstring) to return from the injured list. Sborz spent a week on the big-league roster in his latest stint with the team, allowing one run in two innings of relief work.
Sborz was recalled by the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Sborz has spent a pair of brief periods on the big-league roster this season but has made just a single appearance. Joc Pederson was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Sborz was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Sunday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Sborz spent the past 10 days with the big-league club, but he appeared in only one game and had one strikeout over a scoreless frame. Tony Gonsolin was recalled to start Sunday's contest in a corresponding move.
Sborz was recalled from the Dodgers' alternate training site Thursday.
Sborz spent time with the big club earlier in the season but failed to make an appearance. He'll take the roster spot of the injured Pedro Baez (groin). Across seven appearances with the Dodgers last season, Sborz allowed eight earned runs across nine innings of relief.
Sborz was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The 26-year-old was promoted earlier in the week to replace Alex Wood (shoulder) on the big-league roster, but he'll return to the alternate site without appearing in a game. Tony Gonsolin was recalled to start Friday's contest in a corresponding move.
Sborz was recalled by the Dodgers on Tuesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Sborz will replace Alex Wood, who hit the injured list with shoulder inflammation in a corresponding move. Sborz has been strictly a reliever for the last two seasons, though, so he won't be taking Wood's spot in the rotation. Expect him to fill a low-leverage relief role during his time on the big-league roster.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/21||vs OAK||W 8-3||0.2||0||0||1||0|
|06/18||vs MIN||L 5-7||1||0.2||1||2||3||2|
|06/15||@ HOU||L 3-6||1.0||1||1||0||2|
|06/12||@ LAD||W 12-1||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|06/08||vs SF||L 4-9||0.2||1||1||0||0|
|06/06||vs TB||L 1-7||0.2||1||0||1||2|
|06/04||vs TB||W 5-4||1.0||2||2||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||12.0||9||0||0||0||0||2||12||3||12||1.50||1.250|
|2015||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||6.1||2||2||0||0||1||0||9||2||5||2.95||1.147|
|2016||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||108.1||20||19||0||8||4||0||108||30||82||2.66||1.036|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||37.0||33||0||0||1||1||0||47||15||38||4.38||1.432|
|2019||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||50.0||46||0||0||4||3||3||68||14||56||4.68||1.400|