A fever has gripped the Texas Rangers fan base as Isiah Kiner-Falefa continues to be an unexpected surprise. Speaking of surprises, one Rangers player was so shocked that Matt Bush was sent down that he got goosebumps. Imagine how Bush felt.
Adrian Beltre has only a mild strain of his left hamstring, but is still going to miss up to three weeks. The Texas Rangers will again turn to their young infielders to fill in while he, Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor are out.
The Texas Rangers are already without shortstop Elvis Andrus and second baseman Rougned Odor, and they might be without Adrian Beltre going forward. The third baseman was injured in the eighth inning Tuesday running to first base and immediately left the game.
Adrian Beltre seemed to know that his strained left hamstring will require a stint on the disabled list. Rather than rush back as he normally does, his best course of action on this one is to listen to the doctors.
Only one team in MLB was hitting balls harder at a higher rate than the Texas Rangers, according to analytics. Combine that with paltry conventional stats, and the Rangers might be leading MLB in hard luck. But that rate is giving them hope for a turnaround.
The Texas Rangers had a needed for Isiah Kiner-Falefa when Rougned Odor and Elvis Andrus were injured. The Rangers knew he could play solid defense, but the offensive production he has given them was unexpected.
Martin Perez had allowed 16 runs in his past two starts, but the left-hander allowed only two in six innings Sunday as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners behind his pitching and key hits and defense from many others.
Bartolo Colon didn't flirt with perfection again but he gave the Rangers a chance to win and they were winning when he left the game in the sixth. But the offense struggled again with coming through with the big hit and left 13 runners on base.
Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez has tired of the long-held belief that he is easily rattled when things go askew when he's on the mound. Perez, who starts Sunday's finale against the Mariners, said he has grown up.
The Rangers and Mariners Saturday night game has been delayed by heaving rains. The original 7:05 p.m. start has been pushed back to at least 8 p.m., or about and hour after the tarp is pulled from the field at Globe Life Park.
The Texas Rangers took a one-run lead into the eighth inning Friday night, but their bullpen yielded five runs in the final two innings in a 6-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Despite the hiccup, the relievers have had a good season so far.
Rangers' center fielder Delino DeShields was 2 for 3 Friday night for Double-A Frisco. He's 3 for 6 in two games. He hopes to rejoin the Rangers in Arlington on Saturday. DeShields has been out since breaking a bone in his left hand on March 30.
Five members of the class that became champions of the Arizona Rookie League six years ago are on the Texas Rangers' roster, including Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara, and 10 from that 2012 team have played in the major leagues.
The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez in March, four months after missing out on Shohei Ohtani. The Martinez deal, worth $2.8 million, became official Thursday, and he should be in the U.S. by June.