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August 24, 2020 02:00 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Impressive relief stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five over two innings in Saturday's 10-1 loss to the Mariners.

Hearn, who was recalled from the alternate camp Aug. 10, has been throwing out of the bullpen since joining the roster. He was in the mix for a rotation spot in summer camp and could be a candidate in the near term. Saturday's starter, Jordan Lyles, was removed after giving up eight runs and 11 hits in four innings, pushing his ERA to 9.25. If the Rangers consider a change in the rotation, Hearn would be an option.

July 23, 2020 12:24 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Misses roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn won't be a member of the Rangers' Opening Day roster, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

The 25-year-old had hope of beginning the season as the Rangers' top left-handed reliever since Joely Rodriguez (lat) and Brett Martin (illness) have been unavailable, but he'll end up reporting to the team's alternate training site. Hearn has traditionally been a starter in the minors and missed most of 2019 with an elbow injury.

July 11, 2020 07:20 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: In position for role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn could emerge as a top left-handed reliever for the Rangers, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Hearn is a starter but is not expected to be needed in that role this season. As such, the Rangers are looking at the southpaw for a potential bullpen role. That became more likely in light of recent events. The team's top two left-handed relievers are Joely Rodriguez and Brett Martin. Rodriguez has been sidelined with a lat muscle strain and has not thrown off a mound yet, while Martin is out indefinitely after testing positive for COVID-19. Hearn has just one game of MLB experience, but he impressed coaches during spring training and could be needed early.

May 30, 2020 12:56 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: May be needed early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn could be kept on an expanded roster when the MLB season begins, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. Reports indicate that rosters may expand up to 30 players.

As MLB and the players' union iron out details for an abbreviated season, Rangers pitching coach Julio Rangel is thinking about his staff. The plan calls for starters to build up to 75-to-80 pitches during a mini-spring training. Rangel said starters may not go deep into games early, so support will be needed in the form of multi-inning relievers. "Once the season starts, we might not let them go as deep just to make sure the guys are getting back into shape, feeling good, and bouncing back well from outing to outing. Once we see that and they are able to get at least two or three outings where they get through five [innings] and 90 pitches, then we'll start letting them go a bit and go from there," said the pitching coach. In that event, the left-handed Hearn, along with righties Jonathan Hernandez and Luke Farrell, could be featured prominently.

March 26, 2020 07:16 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Headed to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.

Prior to the suspension of spring training, Hearn made four appearances and posted a 3.00 ERA, 0.833 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB in six innings. The southpaw has made just four starts at the Triple-A level, so he'll head there for more seasoning before likely returning to the majors at some point in 2020.

November 22, 2019 09:24 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Expected to be ready for spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn (elbow) threw four bullpen sessions in October and has been cleared for a normal offseason, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Hearn had a disappointing 2019 campaign, tossing just one-third of an inning due to elbow inflammation. He was shut down at the beginning of August after experiencing elbow irritation, but after firing four bullpens a month ago, he should be ready to roll for the start of spring training.

August 5, 2019 06:28 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Shut down with elbow irritation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn's throwing program was shut down due to elbow irritation Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Hearn recorded a single big-league out before landing on the injured list with elbow tightness in late April. He resumed throwing in July before the issue popped up again. The renewed irritation reportedly isn't related to his UCL, so Tommy John surgery isn't expected to be required, but he may not have time to build up the arm strength to pitch again this season.

July 13, 2019 11:40 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: On throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn (elbow) is throwing long toss out to 120 feet, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

It's been a slow rehab path for Hearn, the left-hander who made his MLB debut earlier this season. The Rangers are in need of starting pitching and could turn to the rookie for some work down the stretch. However, given his relative inexperience and the Rangers competing for the playoffs, the team might look elsewhere for a starter.

June 20, 2019 12:20 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Still not throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn (elbow) is not yet throwing off a mound and isn't likely to pitch before the end of July, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Hearn is progressing more slowly than the Rangers initially expected, but the team was quick to point out the left-hander has not suffered a setback. Hearn made his MLB debut earlier this season, giving up four runs in a third of an inning.

June 8, 2019 12:08 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Moves to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn (ebow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

Hearn has been out with elbow inflammation since late April and will now be ineligible to return before June 25. It's unclear when he's expected to be back in game action, though sometime roughly around that date appears possible, as he's recently resumed throwing. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Tim Federowicz, acquired in a trade from Cleveland in a corresponding move.

May 26, 2019 08:16 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Ready to throw again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn (elbow) is slated to begin a throwing program Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Hearn succumbed to left elbow inflammation during his MLB debut April 25 and has been stuck on the 10-day injured list ever since. After a month-long shutdown period, he's ready to start the recovery process in earnest, but he's probably still at least a couple weeks away from appearing in minor-league rehab games. Hearn isn't a lock to stick with the big club once he's ultimately activated from the IL.

May 16, 2019 07:28 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: To be examined Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn (elbow) will be re-examined Thursday after being shut down for three weeks, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Hearn made a disappointing debut for Texas on April 26, departing after allowing five runs on three hits and four walks in a third of an inning. If the inflammation in his elbow has subsided, the left-hander could start a throwing program next week.

April 28, 2019 12:04 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Shut down for three weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn has no acute elbow injury, an MRI revealed Saturday, but he'll be shut down from throwing for three weeks due to inflammation.

Hearn's major-league debut went poorly Thursday, and it's possible the elbow injury is to blame. Assuming he's cleared to resume throwing after three weeks, he'll still need time to build his arm strength back up, so he's likely looking at a return to action no sooner than early June.

April 26, 2019 07:44 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Heads to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to left elbow tightness, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Hearn got lit up by the Mariners on Thursday, although it's unclear if his injury had anything to do with his poor performance. He's expected to be re-examined in Dallas within the next few days to determine the extent of the injury.

April 26, 2019 01:56 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Blasted by Mariners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn (0-1) took the loss on Thursday, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits with four walks and no strikeouts in the Rangers' 14-2 loss to the Mariners. He recorded just one out.

Hearn was called up from Triple-A Nashville ahead of this start, and it couldn't have gone much worse, as he unable to make it out of the first inning while issuing four free passes on just 39 pitches. It was a spot start to fill in for Adrian Sampson, who threw three innings out of the bullpen in the Rangers' previous game, so the 24-year-old seems likely to head back to the minors.

April 25, 2019 06:12 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Promoted ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn was confirmed as the starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Mariners.

As expected, Hearn was summoned from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Thursday's start. The 24-year-old southpaw owns a 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB through four starts (20 innings) with the Sounds this season.

April 24, 2019 08:32 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Promoted to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to start Thursday's game against the Mariners.

Hearn will step in for the spot start as expected starter Adrian Sampson threw three innings out of the bullpen Wednesday. The 24-year-old has a 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB over 20 innings through four starts for the Sounds.

March 13, 2019 07:24 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Optioned to Nashville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

Hearn allowed five runs in four innings during his time in big-league camp. He'll get his first taste of Triple-A action this season after recording a 3.49 ERA in 24 Double-A starts last year.

November 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Joins 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster Tuesday.

Hearn was traded from the Pirates to the Rangers at the July trade deadline for Keone Kela and is one of the organization's top pitching prospects, so it's unsurprising to see him protected from the Rule 5 draft. The 24-year-old lefty spent the 2018 season at the Double-A level and had a 3.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and .198 opponent batting average with Altoona prior to the trade. He subsequently struggled with Frisco, posting a 5.04 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and .284 BAA over 25 innings.

July 31, 2018 09:16 AM
Rangers' Taylor Hearn: Shipped to Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hearn was traded from the Pirates to the Rangers along with a player to be named later in exchange for Keone Kela.

One of the top pitching prospects in the Pirates' system, Hearn makes for a nice headliner for Texas in this deal, as his realistic floor would seem to be a high-leverage reliever. He stands 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and throws in the mid-90s from the left side, often touching 97 or 98 with his fastball. In addition to that impressive heater, he has an above average slider and useable changeup. Hearn turns 24 at the end of August and has not yet pitched at Triple-A, so it's hard to bank on significant improvements to the command or secondaries at this stage. That said, he posted a 3.12 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 107:38 K:BB in 104 innings with Double-A Altoona prior to the trade, so he will certainly continue to be developed as a starter for now. In that role, he has mid-rotation upside.

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