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62 Joe Palumbo SP

Texas Rangers

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August 20, 2019 06:52 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (thumb) was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Since Palumbo was up as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader, he'll be sent to the MiLB injured list. He'll be eligible to return beginning Aug. 27, though it's unclear at this time if he'll be ready to go by then.

August 20, 2019 02:56 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Exits early with blister
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo was removed from Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels due to a blister on his left thumb.

Palumbo was lifted in the second inning after surrendering three runs, and the trainer looked to be examining the thumb on his pitching hand. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.

August 20, 2019 01:24 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Up for Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo was added to the roster as the 26th man ahead of his start in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.

The fact that Palumbo is up as the 26th man suggests he will head back down after the twin bill, with fellow rookie Brock Burke possibly sticking in the rotation. Palumbo is the Rangers' best pitching prospect, but he has made starts in the majors this season out of necessity (he's on the 40-man roster), not necessarily because it is ideal for his development. He has a 2.67 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in six starts (27 innings) at Triple-A.

August 20, 2019 11:00 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Starting first game of twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday to start the first game of a doubleheader with the Angels.

Texas initially planned to recall Palumbo from Nashville to start the night game, but manager Chris Woodward opted to have the 24-year-old lefty and Brock Burke -- who will also be called up Tuesday -- swap spots in the pitching schedule. The Rangers will need a fifth starter again this weekend versus the White Sox, so the performance of both pitchers in the doubleheader will probably have significant sway in determining which of the two sticks around with the big club.

August 16, 2019 03:04 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Set to start in Tuesday's twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo is scheduled to be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Palumbo was sidelined by an ankle issue during the back half of July, but he returned to Nashville's rotation in August and delivered six no-hit innings Thursday. The 24-year-old will look to build on that performance Tuesday after posting an 11.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in his first three major-league outings.

August 11, 2019 09:36 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Could return for doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo could return to the majors to make a start Aug. 20 during the doubleheader against the Angels, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The 24-year-old southpaw is the Rangers' top pitching prospect and has been excellent in five starts in the Pacific Coast League (3.43 ERA, 32 strikeouts in 21 innings). He has not fared as well in nine big-league innings, but those appearances were not necessarily a logical step in his development, but more of a byproduct of him being on the 40-man roster and the back of the Rangers' big-league rotation being affected by injuries and poor performances.

August 7, 2019 12:52 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Returns to Nashville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (ankle) allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out five over 2.2 innings for Triple-A Nashville on Sunday.

This was Palumbo's first start back from a bout of right ankle tendinitis, an issue that cost Palumbo another shot in the big-league rotation in late July. He gave up a homer to Drew Weeks but was otherwise effective, throwing 24 of 37 pitches for strikes and fanning five of the 11 batters he faced. Once he's built up a little more, Palumbo should get that return trip to Arlington.

July 20, 2019 04:48 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Injury to delay move to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo developed tendinitis in his right ankle coming out of a recent simulated game and won't be called up from Triple-A Nashville to start Monday's game against the Mariners, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

With the Rangers announcing Friday that Jesse Chavez would move into the bullpen, Palumbo was in line to rejoin the rotation as Texas' fifth starter this week. Those plans will be put on hold while Palumbo remains shut down with the injury, with the Rangers having yet to name a replacement for him. Adrian Sampson will be moved up a day in the pitching schedule to start Monday's series opener, but the Rangers will have to break in a new fifth starter beginning Tuesday.

July 20, 2019 09:40 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Set to re-enter rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers intend to recall Palumbo from Triple-A Nashville to start Monday's game against the Mariners, Alyson Footer of reports.

Palumbo will re-enter the Texas rotation as a replacement for Jesse Chavez, who was banished to the bullpen after a string of poor outings. Monday's start will represent the fourth appearance at the big-league level this season for Palumbo, who has yielded 11 earned runs over nine innings. The lefty turned in his best outing to date in his last outing with Texas on July 7 at Minnesota, where he covered three shutout innings in relief.

July 7, 2019 01:40 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Callup official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers officially recalled Palumbo from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Sunday's game against the Twins.

Palumbo is scheduled to work as the Rangers' primary pitcher in the first-half finale after opener Jose Leclerc exits the contest. Over his previous two outings with the big club this season, Palumbo has covered six innings while allowing 11 runs on 12 hits and three walks. He'll likely be headed back to Nashville at the conclusion of Sunday's contest.

July 6, 2019 06:16 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Will follow opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo will follow opener Jose Leclerc on Sunday against the Twins.

Previous reports held that Palumbo would start, but he'll get to avoid the toughest part of the Twins lineup the first time through before likely entering in the second inning. It may be a necessary boost for the rookie, who's allowed 11 runs in six big-league innings this season.

July 6, 2019 02:56 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: To start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo will start for the Rangers on Sunday, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Palumbo will take the place of Mike Minor, who is getting some extra rest prior to the All-Star break. Palumbo has drawn two previous starts with the Rangers this season, but he's experienced little success. Through six innings, he's racked up a 16.50 ERA and 2.50 WHIP with five strikeouts and three walks.

June 20, 2019 12:12 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Demoted to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers optioned Palumbo to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

After Palumbo was roughed up for seven runs over two innings in Wednesday's loss to the Indians, the Rangers appear inclined to test their luck with another pitcher when the team requires a fifth starter again next weekend. Texas recalled Kyle Bird from Triple-A in a corresponding move to add a long-relief option to the bullpen.

June 21, 2019 01:10 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Hit hard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo (0-1) gave up seven runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one through two innings, taking the loss against the Indians on Wednesday.

It was trouble from the start, as Palumbo gave up two home runs and was down 5-0 in the first inning. He faced the minimum in the second inning but allowed four baserunners and two more runs without recording an out in the third. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has suggested that Palumbo wasn't called up merely for a spot start, but the 24-year old didn't exactly inspire confidence with Wednesday's performance. Through two starts, Palumbo has an 0-1 record with an 16.50 ERA.

June 19, 2019 04:52 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Recalled ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo was recalled as expected ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against Cleveland.

Palumbo has made one career big-league start, allowing four runs in four innings against Oakland in early June. He owns a 3.19 ERA in 10 starts for Double-A Frisco. Jeffrey Springs (biceps) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

June 18, 2019 06:12 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Confirmed as Wednesday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo will be recalled from Double-A Frisco to start Wednesday's game against the Indians, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Palumbo made his big-league debut earlier this season with Texas, surrendering four runs while fanning four over four innings June 8 against the Athletics. He'll get another shot to work deeper into the ballgame Wednesday, and he's expected to stick in the rotation for now, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

June 15, 2019 11:24 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Candidate to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Chris Woodward acknowledged Palumbo is a candidate to start Wednesday against the Indians, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

This is the rotation spot that was once held by Drew Smyly, who pitched himself out of the mix for the time being. Woodward said earlier that Shelby Miller will not be moving back to the rotation and that the Rangers are not expected to fill the slot with a bullpen start, as they did Friday. That leaves Palumbo, who made a start for the Rangers on June 8, as the most likely option. The left-hander returned to the minors after that start and, by rule, is unable to return to MLB for 10 days. That's why he wasn't on the mound for Texas on Friday. Instead, he started for Double-A Frisco, an outing that looked remarkably like a tune-up designed to keep him fresh. He threw three scoreless innings and was pulled after just 48 pitches.

June 8, 2019 09:44 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo was optioned to Double-A Frisco on Saturday.

Palumbo spent less than a day on the roster, allowing four runs in four innings in his major-league debut. Peter Fairbanks' contract was selected in a corresponding move.

June 8, 2019 05:40 PM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Strikes out four in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo permitted four runs on six hits over four innings in a no-decision in the first game of a doubleheader against Oakland on Saturday. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.

Making his major-league debut, Palumbo kept the Athletics off the board over the first three innings. However, the 24-year-old ran into trouble in the fourth inning, as Matt Olson belted a two-run homer and Josh Phegley added a two-run double. Palumbo is not current scheduled for his next major-league start.

June 8, 2019 11:16 AM
Rangers' Joe Palumbo: Officially called up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Palumbo was recalled from Double-A Frisco prior to his start Saturday in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the A's.

This will be the big-league debut for the top pitching prospect in the Rangers' system. It will likely just be a one-start cup of coffee for Palumbo, who has never pitched at Triple-A. If he struggles, it shouldn't be alarming to those rostering Palumbo in dynasty leagues, but if he has success, that would boost his value in all formats. The 24-year-old southpaw has a 3.38 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 50.2 innings at Double-A.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 2.100 23.14021
vs RHB 8.100 8.64038
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
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2019TEX02 11.81430000 10.21614144259
Total 02 11.81430000 10.21614144259
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Fielding Stats
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More Pitching Stats
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2019TEX0913 0.7700000 .34854 19.4 .7170
Total 0913 0.7700000 .34854 19.4 .7170
Minor League Pitching Stats
2013R-Azl Rangers11 5.03130000 19.2191111011422
2014R-Azl Rangers44 2.32147000 42.2291411031549
2015ASX-Spokane Indians33 2.82129000 54.1522517332242
2015AFX-Hickory Crawdads00 6.2310000 4.15330031
2016AFX-Hickory Crawdads75 2.24337008 96.17128245336122
2017AFA-Down East Wood Ducks10 0.6633000 13.243100422

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