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Top Rangers News

  • Rangers' Leody Taveras: On bench again Sunday

    Taveras is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

    The 21-year-old popped a home run off the bench Saturday, his second homer in three games, but Taveras remains absent from the starting lineup. He is sitting this time in favor of Steven Duggar in center field. Taveras is batting .279/.311/.442 in 17 games with the big-league team after slashing .294/.335/.485 at Triple-A Round Rock this season.

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  • Rangers' Mitch Garver: Sitting Sunday

    Garver is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

    Brad Miller will get a turn as the designated hitter against right-hander Carlos Carrasco. Garver is batting .250/.357/.417 with one home run in eight games since his return from the COVID-19-related injured list. He remains limited to DH duty due to a forearm injury that will eventually require surgery.

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  • Rangers' Josh H. Smith: Reaches bases three times

    Smith batted leadoff and went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and was caught stealing in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Mets.

    Smith was back in the leadoff spot against a right-hander after being dropped to ninth against a lefty the day prior. The rookie infielder has a 17.4 BB% and has reached base safely in 11 of 12 starts while sporting a .449 on-base percentage overall.

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  • Rangers' Leody Taveras: Swats homer in win

    Taveras went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Mets.

    Taveras entered the game off the bench, pinch hitting for left fielder Brad Miller in the seventh inning and then finishing out the game in center field. His ninth-inning homer gave the Rangers added insurance, and it was his second blast in the last three games. The outfielder is outperforming his expected average and slugging rates, but Taveras has reduced his groundball percentage by 20 points (54.8% in 2021 to 34.4% in 2022) and increased his flyball rate (17.4% to 37.5%).

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  • Rangers' Jonah Heim: Launches 11th long ball

    Heim went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday in a 7-3 victory versus the Mets.

    Heim hit one of four homers for the Rangers in the contest, going deep to right field in the second inning. The long ball was his 11th of the campaign, giving him a new single-season high after he slugged 10 in 2021. Heim's homer also moved him into a tie for third place in that category among major-league backstops on the campaign.

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  • Rangers' Kole Calhoun: Blasts two homers Saturday

    Calhoun went 2-for-4 with two home runs in Saturday's 7-3 win against the Mets.

    Calhoun's first long ball was a three-run shot that gave Texas its first lead in the second inning, and he added on to that with a solo homer in the fourth. Prior to Saturday, the veteran outfielder had been mired in a power drought, going deep just once over his previous 29 games. Calhoun has been a streaky hitter throughout his career, so he's worth keeping an eye on to see if Saturday's performance is the start of another hot period.

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  • Rangers' Martin Perez: Improves to 7-2

    Perez (7-2) earned the win over the Mets on Saturday, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over 6.2 innings.

    Perez was tagged for two homers in the contest, but those were the only hits that produced any runs for the Mets. He continues to go deep into games regularly -- this was the 13th time in 16 starts this season that he has completed at least six innings. Perez has tallied 12 quality starts among those outings, tied for fourth in the majors. The veteran southpaw has been one of the game's most pleasant surprises on the mound this season, posting a 2.34 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 7-2 record over 100 innings.

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  • Rangers' Leody Taveras: Takes seat Saturday

    Taveras isn't starting Saturday against the Mets.

    Taveras started in the last two games and went 2-for-6 with a solo homer and two strikeouts. Brad Miller, Adolis Garcia and Kole Calhoun are starting in the outfield from left to right.

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  • Rangers' Josh H. Smith: Dropped to ninth against lefty

    Smith batted ninth and went 1-for-3 in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Mets.

    Smith made his third straight start at third base. Unlike the previous two, when he batted leadoff against righties, Smith was dropped to ninth against a lefty. That Charlie Culberson didn't get the start, as was the case the last time Texas faced a southpaw, is a signal the Rangers are going to get Smith into the lineup in more than a platoon role. Since coming off the injured list June 21, the rookie is 4-for-22 (.182) with five walks and three runs.

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  • Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe: Homers in loss

    Lowe went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Mets.

    Lowe swatted his 11th homer in 70 games, which puts him on a pace to surpass the 18 he hit over 157 games in 2021. The increased power is no fluke. Lowe's launch angle increased from 5.0 to 8.8 from last season to 2022, while the first baseman is hitting more line drives (30%, up from 21%) and fewer groundballs (46%, down from 55%). Lowe's coming off a banner June, during which he posted a slash of .307/.346/.564 with seven home runs, 16 RBI and 14 runs scored.

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  • Rangers' Demarcus Evans: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Evans was assigned outright to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

    Evans was removed from the Rangers' 40-man roster last weekend, and none of MLB's other 29 teams were willing to take a flier on him. The right-hander impressed in a small cup of coffee with the big club at the tail end of the 2020, but he was unable to build on that success in 2021, and things have fallen apart for him at the Triple-A level this season (7.50 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, 14 walks in 12 innings).

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  • Rangers' Matt Moore: Spotless in June

    Moore allowed one hit and struck out one over two scoreless innings in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Kansas City.

    Moore remains unblemished for the month of June with four hits and four walks allowed while striking out 15 over 13.1 scoreless innings. The 33-year-old lefty, who sports a 182 ERA+ for the season, is part of a Texas bullpen that's ranked ninth during the month of June with a 3.40 ERA.

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  • Rangers' Josh H. Smith: Hitless atop order

    Smith went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Royals.

    Smith left Tuesday's game with a calf injury but was back in the lineup at third base and leading off Wednesday. He's typically in the starting lineup against right-handers, while Charlie Culberson slots in at third base against lefties.

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  • Rangers' Leody Taveras: Slugs first homer

    Taveras went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Royals.

    Taveras was the Rangers' lone source of offense when he delivered a leadoff home run in the fifth inning. It was his first homer of the season, though he has only 40 plate appearances at the big-league level. Taveras has gotten regular run in center field since being recalled June 13, and he has maintained a .289 average with five runs scored and a stolen base.

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Player Injury
E. White CF Eli White CF Wrist
J. Hernandez RP Jonathan Hernandez RP Elbow
M. Bush RP Matt Bush RP Forearm

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