White started in center field in place of Leody Taveras (back) and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Astros.
What had been thought of as a routine day off for Taveras was later learned to be a back issue. Taveras had started 30 consecutive games prior to Friday. White has been in and out of the starting lineup, primarily in left field, and is batting .170 (8-for-47) over 18 games.
White went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Diamondbacks.
White accounted for half of the Rangers' six hits, all of which were singles. He added his first major-league stolen base in the second inning. The 26-year-old has three RBI, four runs scored and 14 strikeouts through 44 plate appearances.
White went 1-for-3 with a run-scoring single in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Houston.
White started in left field, his fourth start in the last six games. As the Rangers evaluate prospects and younger major-leaguers, White is being monitored for a possible starting job in the 2021 outfield. The major question is if his bat will play. His .406 OPS suggests not, but White's hit safely in four of his last five games.
White started in left field and went 0-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 7-1 over the Angels.
White returned to the starting lineup as a replacement for Shin-Soo Choo, who left Monday's game with a hand injury. He and Scott Heineman are sharing left field, but that arrangement could end soon if Willie Calhoun (hamstring) returns.
White is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners.
White started in four of the Rangers' first six games of September, going hitless in 12 at-bats. Scott Heineman will start in left field Monday while White sits for the second straight game, and Texas will likely continue to rely on a combination of the two to man the position until Willie Calhoun (hamstring) is deemed fit to return from the injured list.
White started in left field and went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Astros.
White pushed for a spot on the Opening Day roster in July, but an oblique injury sidelined him. With the Rangers making moves at the trade deadline and dealing with existing injuries, White is on board and made his MLB debut Tuesday. While Willie Calhoun (hamstring) is on the injured list, the Rangers have deployed several players in left field, so there's a path to consistent at-bats for White.
White (oblique) was called up by the Rangers on Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
White missed the early part of the season with a strained oblique but is evidently now ready to go. He's yet to make his big-league debut and hit an uninspiring .253/.337/.418 for Triple-A Nashville last season, so he may not step immediately into a fantasy-relevant role.
White's oblique strain is fairly serious and will keep him out a while, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Manager Chris Woodward didn't provide many specifics, but it doesn't sound as if the Rangers expect White to play a role early in the season. Whether he's expected to play a role even if healthy this season remains to be seen, as he hit a mediocre .253/.337/.418 in 499 plate appearances for Triple-A Nashville last season, good for an 84 wRC+.
White (oblique) will undergo an MRI, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
White was held out of the Rangers' first intrasquad game Tuesday due to tightness in his oblique. He raised his profile within the organization with a strong spring and could grab an Opening Day roster spot as a backup outfielder if he's healthy.
White sat out the Rangers' intrasquad game Tuesday due to a tight oblique, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The severity of the issue is not yet clear. White doesn't have much time to get in game shape before Opening Day, though the Rangers likely aren't counting on him playing a significant role this season.
White was added to the Rangers' 60-man player pool Sunday.
White, who is not on the 40-man roster, came up through the minors as an infielder but recently added outfield to his portfolio. In spring training, he was given an opportunity to win the starting center field job, a position that eventually went to Danny Santana. However, the 26-year-old impressed with a 1.205 OPS over 13 spring games. White is considered a good defensive outfielder and more advanced offensively than prospect Leody Tavares. That could be enough for him to land as the top backup in center field. At Triple-A Nashville in 2019, White slashed .253/.337/.418 with 14 home runs and 14 steals over 499 plate appearances.
The Rangers are prioritizing center field over utility infielder for White, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
White, who came through the system as an infielder, is in the mix for the final outfield job with a priority on center field, a position that is expected to be filled by Danny Santana to start the season. He's expected to open the season at Triple-A Nashville, where he can finish off the transition from infield to outfield. The Rangers looked at Nick Solak in center, but he will focus on third base for the rest of camp, leaving the backup center field job uncertain. White's shown an active bat this spring, going 7-for-16 with two home runs, a double, six RBI and seven runs scored in 11 Cactus League contests. If an issue arises in center, he's positioned himself for a call-up rather than Leody Taveras. White's better than adequate defensively and more advanced offensively.
White (shoulder) will start in right field and bat ninth in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Royals.
White spent the entire 2019 season at Triple-A Nashville, slashing .253/.337/.418 with 14 home runs and 14 steals before being shut down in late August with a shoulder injury. The 25-year-old is seemingly back to full health, as he appeared off the bench in two of the Rangers' first three Cactus League games, going 0-for-4. He'll now pick up his first start of the spring slate after Shin-Soo Choo (oblique) was scratched from the lineup.
White injured his shoulder and is not expected to return this season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
White suffered the injury while playing the outfield for Triple-A Nashville and has not played since Aug. 20.
White will open the year with Triple-A Nashville, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
White, who was a key piece sent from Oakland to Texas in the three-team Jurickson Profar trade, logged a 132 wRC+ at Double-A last year and impressed scouts in the Arizona Fall League, so this assignment makes sense. He is pretty clearly the Rangers' best position prospect who could reach the majors in 2019.
White was traded to the Rangers as part of a three-team trade involving the A's and Rays, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
Jurickson Profar is going to Oakland, while Brock Burke, Kyle Bird, Yoel Espinal, White and international bonus money go to Texas, and Emilio Pagan, Rollie Lacy and the 38th pick in the 2019 draft go to Tampa Bay. White, a 6-foot-2 infielder capable of playing shortstop and second base, hit .306/.388/.450 with nine home runs and 18 steals in 578 plate appearances at Double-A in his age-23/24 season. He also impressed in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .344/.406/.459 with one home run and three steals in 61 at-bats.
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