The Rangers placed veteran right-hander Derek Lowe on unconditional release waivers and signed infielder Mark Teahen to a Minor League contract Thursday.
Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin has played baseball almost all his life, but he's dealing with the higher expectations after making a big league Opening Day roster for the first time.
Lefty Joe Saunders, who has struggled on the road but is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA at home, pitches for the Mariners, as they play host to righty Justin Grimm and the first-place Rangers for the start of a three-game set on Friday night at Safeco Field.
Ross Wolf emerged from Minor League oblivion to rescue the Rangers' rotation and earn his first Major League victory. The 30-year-old righty allowed just one run in five innings and the Rangers held on to a 3-1 win over the Athletics on Wednesday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington.
After two straight starts by Jurickson Profar at second base, Leury Garcia was in the lineup on Wednesday afternoon as the Rangers try to get by while Ian Kinsler is on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his right ribcage. Profar is the big prospect, but manager Ron Washington wants to keep Garcia engaged because he is expected to remain the Rangers' utility player once Kinsler returns.
The Rangers made room for right-hander Ross Wolf by sending reliever Cory Burns back to Triple-A Round Rock. The move leaves four left-handed relievers in the Rangers' seven-man bullpen.
Left-handed prospect Martin Perez missed two months with a broken left arm and the Rangers would like to give him more time before considering him as an option at the Major League level. But he is one of several under consideration to pitch the second game of a doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Monday in Arizona.
Mitch Moreland was out of the lineup on Wednesday for the first time since April 19. Manager Ron Washington just decided it was time for Moreland to get a day off and Jeff Baker started at first base and hit seventh.
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.
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.
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.