Ron Washington has resigned as manager to take care of personal problem. Tim Bogar is interim manager. The Rangers have announced a 3:30 press conference.
STATEMENT FROM WASHINGTON
Ron Washington issued the following statement regarding his resignation today as manager of the Texas Rangers:
Here is the press release
The Texas Rangers today announced that Ron Washington has resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers, effective immediately.
Thursday afternoon at the Ballpark…
Catcher Robinson Chirinos had an injection to help relieve the pain in his neck on Thursday. Chirinos took a foul ball off his mask on Sunday and it caused a muscle spasm. J.P. Arencibia is catching on Thursday. Chirinos will likely be down for 2-3 more days.
Michael Choice is back in the lineup after missing time with a stomach virus.
Miles Mikolas, who is dealing with shoulder fatigue, still hasn’t thrown yet but is hoping to in the next 1-2 days.
Pitcher Spencer Patton joined the Rangers on Thursday. His wife just gave birth to a boy Bruier on Wednesday.
Mike Carp was designated for assignment on Saturday to make room for Derek Holland on the 40-man roster. Carp became expendable because the Rangers want to look at Ryan Rua at first base.
The Rangers also optioned Nick Tepesch to Triple A Round Rock to make room for Robbie Ross. Since Round Rock’s season ends Monday, Tepesch will be recalled on Tuesday and still start against the Royals on Wednesday.
LHP Derek Holland, who has missed all of the 2014 season so far while recovering from knee surgery, will make his first start on Tuesday September 2nd against the Kansas City Royals. Nick Tepesch will start Wednesday’s game against Kansas City.
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Jim Adduci has been placed on the seven-day concussion list. The Rangers have called up infielder/outfielder Ryan Rua. He is batting fifth. RHP Phil Irwin has been released.
The Rangers have now used 59 players. That ties a Major League record for most players used with Derek Holland still to come. Rua was hitting .306 in 129 games between with Frisco and Round Rock with 18 home runs and 74 RBI.
Jim Adduci was removed from Thursday’s game as a precautionary measure. He hit his head on the warning track after making a nice running catch and then tumbling over second baseman Rougned Odor. He is undergoing further observations to see if there is a concussion.
The Rangers have announced that catcher Patrick Cantwell, outfielder Nick Williams and pitchers Lisalverto Bonilla, Cody Kendall, Josh McElwee, and Sam Wolff will play in the Arizona Fall League. They will play for the Surprise Saguaros. Play begins Oct. 7.
The Rangers are also expected to announce a new working agreement with Class A Spokane today.