The Rangers transferred Cody (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Cody's move to the 60-day IL means he won't be eligible to rejoin the Rangers until at least late June while he recovers from a right shoulder impingement. The transaction frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Jack Kruger, whom the Rangers claimed off waivers from the Angels.
The Rangers placed Cody on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation.
Texas recalled Josh Sborz from its taxi squad to replace Cody in the bullpen and on the 26-man roster. Cody had worked mostly in lower-leverage spots in relief for the Rangers this season, posting a 7.94 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 11.1 innings.
Cody (0-2) took the loss Friday against the White Sox, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out four across three innings.
The young reliever was called upon to preserve a tie game late. Cody would register one clean inning, but would get hit hard in his final two innings. The 26-year-old has surrendered runs in five out of his seven outings this year and maintains a 7.94 ERA across 11.1 innings.
Cody allowed one hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Padres.
This was the first scoreless outing among three appearances for Cody, one of several Rangers with a scant major-league track record. Coming off Tommy John elbow surgery that wiped out 2019, the right-hander started five games for Texas in 2020 and is being used out of the bullpen this season. What looked like fine results on the surface in 2020 (1.59 ERA) were less special upon deeper inspection (5.2 BB/9, 5.37 xFIP). Thus far in 2021, the results have not been so great, as Cody has permitted five runs (four earned) on seven hits, one walk and three hit batsmen over 4.1 innings.
Cody has been informed that he'll make the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Cody will begin the season in the bullpen after tossing just 22.2 innings across the past two seasons. The right-hander has posted a 7.15 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 11.1 innings this spring and should have his workload monitored in 2021. However, he could fill in as a starter if needed this year.
Cody allowed one walk and struck out six over three scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Reds.
Cody entered camp with several other young pitchers competing for two tandem rotation spots but had not delivered results over his first four appearances. Prior to Wednesday's impressive outing, the right-hander allowed nine runs, 17 hits and three walks over 8.1 innings. Cody underwent Tommy John elbow surgery and missed all of 2019 before throwing just 22.2 innings in 2020. As such, the Rangers plan to monitor his usage in 2021.
Cody could not consistently keep his delivery in line Sunday and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings against the Dodgers, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Mike Foltynewicz started Sunday's game, then was followed by three pitchers competing for the final rotation spot, including Cody. "It was honestly good for him to have to kind of grind it out and see how he responds. I'm not worried about him. I think he'll make the adjustment. I know he will get back down in the strike zone," manager Chris Woodward said about Cody. Dane Dunning (one BB, two IP) was the best of the starter candidates, while Cody and Hyeon-Jong Yang (one run, two hits, one HR, one IP) need to be better than they showed.
Cody allowed a run on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in five innings in a no-decision versus the Astros on Friday.
The only run against Cody came on a George Springer triple in the fifth inning. Other than that, Cody was able to keep the Astros in check. The 26-year-old Cody hasn't allowed more than a run in any of his eight appearances (five starts) this year. He ends with a 1.59 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 22.2 innings.
Cody (1-1) picked up the win Sunday against the Angels, allowing one run on three hits across five innings. He fanned five and did not issue a walk.
Despite being limited to just 61 pitches, Cody put together by far the best outing of his young career Sunday. The rookie was efficient, throwing 46 strikes while not allowing a free pass on the way to picking up his first big-league victory. The Halos scored their lone run off the right-hander when Taylor Ward followed Justin Upton's double with an RBI single in the bottom of the second. Cody will look to conclude the season on a positive note when he takes the ball against Houston on Friday.
Cody allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out one across three innings Tuesday against the Astros. He did not factor into the decision.
Cody remained limited in his pitch count, though he went from 55 pitches in his previous outing to 74 on Tuesday. His struggles to find the zone forced him to work inefficiently, however, leading to another three-inning start. Cody has prevented runs well as he has a 1.42 ERA across 12.2 frames this season, but a 12:10 K:BB suggests his success is unsustainable.
Cody allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out three across 2.1 innings Wednesday against the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.
Cody's lack of control led to a very short outing, as he walked three consecutive batters in the third inning and was pulled with the bases loaded. He was spared any additional charged runs after Jesse Chavez entered the game and retired the first two batters he faced to end the frame. Cody has yet to complete more than three innings in any appearance, though this was the first occasion that he surrendered an earned run. He's currently projected to get the chance to return to the mound Tuesday at Houston.
Cody (0-1) was charged with the loss Friday against the Mariners, allowing one run (unearned) on one hit and a pair of walks while striking out two.
Cody, who was making his first MLB start after tossing 4.1 scoreless innings over three relief appearances, limited the damage to an RBI single to Ty France in the second frame. Luckily, the run was unearned, though it was due to his own throwing error. The 26-year-old stretched it out to 45 pitches this time after tossing 39 in his last relief outing. Cody's ERA remains unblemished on the season to go with a 0.95 WHIP across 7.1 innings of work. The right-hander will take on the Angels on Wednesday.
Cody will start Friday's game at Houston, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 26-year-old was previously expected to take the mound Saturday, but he'll instead be receiving the starting nod for Friday's contest. Cody will receive the initial opportunity at replacing Mike Minor in the starting rotation. The 26-year-old threw 39 pitches in his previous outing and is only expected to pitch three or four innings Friday as he continues to get fully stretched out.
Cody is the scheduled starter for Saturday's road game against the Mariners.
Cody gets the first shot at replacing Mike Minor in the rotation after Minor was traded to Oakland on Monday. He was up to 39 pitches the last time out Saturday when he threw 2.1 innings against the Dodgers. The right-hander has allowed one hit and three walks while striking out six over 4.1 scoreless innings.
Cody was recalled from the Rangers' alternate training site Thursday.
Cody was added to the Rangers' 60-man roster near the end of camp, and he'll now be in line to make his major-league debut at some point, likely out of the bullpen. The right-hander hasn't pitched in the minors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July of 2018, but he posted a 2.64 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 126 innings at the lower levels of the minor leagues in 2017.
The Rangers added Cody to their 60-man roster pool Monday and assigned him to their alternative training site, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Cody already possesses a spot on the Rangers' 40-man roster, but his assignment to the alternative site suggests he won't warrant consideration for the club's active 30-man Opening Day roster. Instead, expect the right-hander to begin the season on the taxi squad and serve as an emergency depth option for the big-league pitching staff.
The Rangers optioned Cody to Double-A Frisco on March 7.
Healthy again after July 2018 Tommy John surgery, Cody will make the jump to Double-A despite logging only 30.2 career innings at High-A, all of which came in 2017. The 25-year-old has been developed as a starter up to this point his career, but the Rangers' decision to aggressively promote him to begin the current season could hint at a move to the bullpen in 2020.
|Last 7 Games|
|04/23||@ CHW||L 7-9||1||3.0||4||3||0||4|
|04/19||@ LAA||W 6-4||0.2||3||2||0||1|
|04/14||@ TB||W 5-1||2.1||2||1||0||4|
|04/11||vs SD||L 0-2||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|04/09||vs SD||L 0-3||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|04/05||vs TOR||L 2-6||2.1||2||1||1||0|
|04/01||@ KC||L 10-14||1||1.0||4||3||1||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||AFA-Down East Wood Ducks||30.2||5||5||0||3||0||0||35||10||25||2.09||1.159|