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August 7, 2020 08:36 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to an ulcerative colitis flare-up.

Palumbo hadn't made any appearances out of the bullpen since Aug. 1, and Friday's transaction provides an explanation for his lack of usage. The move is retroactive to Aug. 4, so he'll be able to return as early as next weekend. The southpaw allowed three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five over 2.1 innings across two appearances to begin the season. Once he returns, Palumbo should continue to pitch mainly in low-leverage situations.

July 27, 2020 09:36 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Staying in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo, who entered Sunday's game after starter Corey Kluber was removed due to a shoulder injury, will remain in the Rangers' bullpen, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Rangers have Palumbo and Koby Allard as starting depth, but manager Chris Woodward opted for Allard. Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Palumbo would serve the team better in the immediate future in the bullpen.

July 27, 2020 12:28 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Yields three runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (0-1) allowed three runs in two innings Sunday, yielding three hits and a walk while taking the loss against Colorado. He struck out four batters.

Palumbo entered the game in the second inning after Corey Kluber left with a shoulder injury. He fired two perfect innings before unraveling in the fourth, allowing five straight batters to reach base before he was taken out. The 25-year-old lefty will likely remain in a long-relief role for the 2020 season.

July 17, 2020 12:56 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Works in relief Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo pitched three scoreless inning of relief during Thursday's intrasquad game, T.R. Sullivan of reports. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out four.

Palumbo is considered part of the rotation depth, but the left-hander was deployed as a reliever Thursday. That's due to Texas being down a couple of left-handers in the bullpen -- Joely Rodriguez (lat) and Brett Martin (illness). "Obviously that was super-impressive," manager Chris Woodward said. "The fastball was coming in hot. The curve and slider were really good. It was impressive." It's unclear if this means Palumbo will be used as a reliever immediately. The Rangers are still evaluating No. 5 starter Jordan Lyles, who may not be part of the first turn through the rotation.

July 11, 2020 07:04 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Starts Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo allowed one run in 2.2 innings as a starter in Friday's intrasquad game, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Palumbo enters 2020 as a depth starter and should be considered as a sixth or seventh starter. That means the left-hander will be one of the first fill-in starters if the Rangers need one. "I am just going to show up every day and be ready to go when I get that chance to get the ball on the mound and give it 110 percent," said Palumbo. Should a starter suffer an injury that keeps him out indefinitely, Palumbo could vault into a fantasy relevant role.

June 25, 2020 10:24 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Provides starting depth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo and Kolby Allard will be the first wave of depth starters for the Rangers, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Nothing changes for Palumbo, a left-hander who was assigned to Triple-A Nashville back in March. He was always on the list of names if the Rangers needed a fill-in or spot starter, even if the season had been a normal one. The only decision left is whether Palumbo will be on the expanded roster or part of Texas' taxi squad.

March 15, 2020 07:04 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Optioned to Triple-A Nashville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Sunday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Palumbo was able to work back into a normal routine after battling a heel injury this spring, but he struggled with a 12.79 ERA and 2.37 WHIP over three appearances (two starts). The 25-year-old should be good to go once baseball resumes, but he'll need to spend some more time developing in the minors prior to a potential return to the Rangers.

March 11, 2020 11:56 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Returns to spring pitching schedule
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (heel) will start Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Giants.

He'll rejoin the Rangers' spring pitching schedule for the first time since Feb. 28 after missing time due to an inflamed right heel. Palumbo looks on track to be ready to go for Opening Day, but he currently finds himself on the outside looking in for a spot in the Rangers' rotation and is most likely to begin the campaign at Triple-A Nashville.

March 8, 2020 11:32 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Cleared to resume throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (heel) has been cleared to resume throwing, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Palumbo was scratched from a planned outing last Thursday due to inflammation in his right heel. He should return to game action this week.

March 4, 2020 03:20 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Dealing with minor heel injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers scratched Palumbo ahead of his scheduled Cactus League start Thursday versus the Cubs due to right heel inflammation, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Jonathan Hernandez is slated to take the hill Thursday in place of Palumbo. Texas doesn't view the issue as a serious one for the young lefty, who could be ready to resume mound work after a few days of rest. Palumbo is technically vying for a spot in the big-league rotation this spring, but Jordan Lyles and Kolby Allard look like far better bets to win the fifth starter's role.

February 24, 2020 07:20 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Sharp in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo walked two while striking out two over two scoreless innings in a spring start Sunday against the Mariners.

Palumbo made his spring debut, showing off the 20 pounds he added to his body during the offseason, as reported by T.R. Sullivan of "I think it is really going to help him from a stamina standpoint, get through the whole season. That's always been a concern. Now that he has a little more mass, he can handle it better," said manager Chris Woodward. The left-hander made his big-league debut in 2019, posting a 9.18 ERA over seven appearances (four starts). The Rangers didn't want the 25-year-old Palumbo, who underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in 2018, to be used in the majors last season, but injuries forced the team's hand. The organization will have him build up innings at Triple-A Nashville in 2020, and Palumbo should be on the short list of candidates if the team needs starting help at some point during the season.

January 22, 2020 07:08 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Likely to begin at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (blister) is expected to start the season at Triple-A Nasvhille, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Palumbo had five separate stints with Texas in 2019, making seven appearances (four starts). The development of a blister during the summer limited him and eventually prevented him from pitching in the Arizona Fall League. The 25-year-old left-hander spent the offseason adding weight (25 pounds) and working on a new changeup grip, which he apparently will hone while a member of the Sounds' starting rotation. Texas added three veteran starters during the offseason, filling out a rotation that already included Mike Minor and Lance Lynn. It means that, barring health issues, young starters like Palumbo will open the season in the minors.

October 1, 2019 12:32 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Blister issues return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo is dealing with a blister and won't pitch in the Arizona Fall League as originally planned, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Palumbo dealt with a blister in late August and early September as well. He'll miss out on a bit of development time this fall but shouldn't be affected for the start of spring training.

September 28, 2019 10:28 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Fans seven in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (0-3) was charged with the loss against the Yankees on Friday, surrendering three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven across three innings.

Because Palumbo's load has been light since August, Friday was another short outing for him. The good news is that his late-season start could indicate he may have secured a spot in the rotation for 2020. The 24-year-old whiffed a season-high seven batters in just three innings against a volatile Yankees lineup, so clearly there's potential there. All three of Palumbo's runs allowed came via the long ball, with solo shots given up to Giancarlo Stanton in the first, Cameron Maybin in the second and Brett Gardner in the fourth. Gardner was his first and only batter faced in the fourth inning before he was yanked. Unfortunately, Palumbo finishes out the season winless with a disappointing 9.18 ERA and 1.74 WHIP.

September 21, 2019 09:00 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Scheduled to start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo will start next Friday against the Yankees, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Palumbo hasn't thrown many innings since the middle of August, so don't expect a long outing for the rookie. That he's being slotted in for a start over the final week of the season is a sign Palumbo's in line to open 2020 as a member of the rotation along with Mike Minor and Lance Lynn.

September 16, 2019 02:08 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Shines in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo tossed two shutout innings in relief Sunday in the Rangers' 6-1 loss to the Athletics, working around two walks and no hits and striking out four.

In his first outing with the Rangers since Aug. 20, Palumbo piggybacked starter Jonathan Hernandez, who was pulled after covering the first 2.2 innings. The 24-year-old lefty excelled in his two-inning stint out of the bullpen and could get a permanent look in the Texas rotation in 2020, but the Rangers are likely to monitor his usage carefully over the final two weeks of the current campaign.

September 16, 2019 11:48 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Rejoins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (thumb) was activated off the minor-league injured list and recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday.

Palumbo has been sidelined since Aug. 20 due to a blister on his right thumb, but he's ready to return after throwing a simulated inning Thursday. The 24-year-old had a 2.67 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 39:10 K:BB in six starts at Triple-A, but he's expected to pitch in 1-to-2-inning stints now that he's back with the Rangers.

September 13, 2019 01:36 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Tosses simulated inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (thumb) threw a simulated inning Thursday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Palumbo has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with a blister. This is a step in the right direction for the 24-year-old lefty, who could return to action as soon as Saturday, per Grant. If and when Palumbo returns this season, he'll likely pitch in shorter stints of one or two innings.

September 6, 2019 03:36 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Removes bandage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (thumb) played catch Thursday without a bandage on his finger for the first time since suffering a blister Aug. 20, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Rangers are hoping to have Palumbo pitch in a game by the middle of September. The left-hander has had a rocky introduction to the majors, allowing 14 earned runs in 10.2 innings over four appearances.

August 31, 2019 12:16 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Playing catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (thumb) is playing catch, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Palumbo is on the Triple-A injured list while dealing with a blister on his left thumb. He has not yet been cleared to ramp up his throwing.

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