Yu Darvish made just one mistake over six stellar innings, but the Rangers were flummoxed by Dan Straily in a 1-0 loss to the A's on Tuesday at the Ballpark.
Ross Wolf will make his first big league start on Wednesday afternoon against Jarrod Parker and the A's, who will be looking to cap a sweep of the Rangers.
The Rangers have scratched pitcher Nick Tepesch from Wednesday's start with a blister on his right middle finger. The club is planning to recall right-hander Ross Wolf from Triple-A Round Rock to start against the Athletics.
The Rangers called up left-hander Neal Cotts on Tuesday from Triple-A Round Rock, almost four years to the day when he last pitched in the Major Leagues.
A.J. Pierzynski was activated off the disabled list on Tuesday after missing two weeks with a strained oblique muscle in his right ribcage.
Former catchers Jim Sundberg and Ivan Rodriguez, who won 19 Gold Gloves between them in their careers, will represent the Rangers at the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Jurickson Profar, MLB.com's top-rated prospect, was in the Rangers lineup at second base on Monday, one day after being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.
A.J. Pierzynski played the second game of his rehab assignment for Double-A Frisco on Monday, going 1-for-3 as the RoughRiders' designated hitter, and will be back with the Rangers for Tuesday's contest against the A's.
The Rangers were able to survive and thrive without starting catcher A.J. Pierzynski because of the work of Geovany Soto and Robinson Chirinos.
Josh Lindblom's first big league start lasted 4 2/3 innings and he was optioned back to Triple-A following the Rangers' 9-2 loss to the A's on Monday. Top prospect Jurickson Profar tallied two RBIs in his season debut.
The Rangers have designated veteran pitcher Derek Lowe for assignment to make room for fellow right-hander Josh Lindblom.
Colby Lewis breezed through the first two innings of his rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Monday, retiring all six batters he faced, striking out three of them.
After a disappointing spring as a reliever, the Rangers' Josh Lindblom has been working to reinvent himself as a starter at Triple-A Round Rock. He has been successful enough there to earn the opportunity to start Monday's game against Oakland.
Injuries and subsequent trips to the disabled list continue to take their toll on the Rangers, but at least part of the reason their roster is so thin is because the Rangers are doing their best to keep players from making injuries worse at this early stage in the season.
David Murphy appreciates the faith Rangers manager Ron Washington has shown with him during his offensive malaise.
With emerging stars such as Jurickson Profar, Andrelton Simmons and Didi Gregorius calling Curacao home, the small island in the Caribbean Sea is quickly becoming the newest baseball hotbed.
The Rangers surrendered three home runs to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera but ultimately prevailed, 11-8, on Sunday night in Arlington. David Murphy homered and drove in four runs.
Jurickson Profar, baseball's top prospect, is back in the big leagues. On Sunday, the Rangers placed Ian Kinsler, their leadoff man and most consistent hitter, on the disabled list retroactive to Friday with a strained rib muscle in his right side and recalled Profar, MLB.com's No. 1 overall prospect.
In a season that began with all sorts of uncertainty, the Rangers' success is an affirmation of the depth and quality of the organization general manager Jon Daniels has assembled.
Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler missed his second straight game Saturday night because of sore ribs and David Murphy was slotted No. 2 in the order behind Elvis Andrus.
Sometimes the language barrier gets in the way but Rangers manager Ron Washington says he's pretty sure that Alexi Ogando now understands that it's his responsibility to let someone know if he's having some sort of discomfort, even if he's experienced it before.
Rangers rookie Leonys Martin's arm is about to be a secret no longer. His bullet, on-the-fly throw to the plate to nail a sliding Andy Dirks at the plate in the third inning Friday night was his team-leading third outfield assist this season.
Called up as an extra reliever when starter Alexi Ogando was placed on the disabled list, right-hander Cory Burns has given Rangers manager Ron Washington something to think about when the team has to send someone out Monday to make room for starter Josh Lindblom, who is coming up from Triple-A Round Rock.
Elvis Andrus went 5-for-5 and finished a homer shy of the cycle out of the leadoff spot to lead the Rangers to a 7-2 victory over the visiting Tigers on Saturday night.
Professional golfer Shawn Stefani is currently in his rookie year on the PGA Tour. He is not only a good golfer, but also a big fan of baseball. So why not have MLB represented on the golf course?
Nolan Ryan spoke as a proud parent. He spoke as a baseball man, too. He thought Astros owner Jim Crane got it right in naming his oldest son, Reid Ryan, 41, the team's president of business operations on Friday.
Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was out of the lineup on Friday night because of a bruised right rib cage. Kinsler said the issue was not the result of his awkward headfirst slide in the first inning of Thursday's 10-4 win over the Tigers, but reacting to getting hit by a pitch from Justin Verlander.
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis, who has been sidelined with triceps tendinitis, threw approximately 35-38 pitches in a bullpen session without any problems and is scheduled to resume his medical rehabilitation assignment on Monday for Double-A Frisco.
Alexi Ogando, who was placed on the disabled list on Thursday because of biceps tendinitis, said he has had this problem before. Ogando said the recent flareup occurred during his six-inning outing on Wednesday against the Athletics.
Right-hander Nick Tepesch battled for five innings and Geovany Soto homered, but the Rangers' inability to hit with runners in scoring position cost them in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark.