The Rangers are planning to announce the signing of first round pick Luis Ortiz on Wednesday. He is arriving in Texas tonight and will undergo a physical as a prelude to officially signing him.
The Rangers announced Monday that first baseman Mitch Moreland has decided he won’t have ankle reconstructive surgery that was supposed to sideline him for three months. Instead, he’ll have his os trigonum bone behind his ankle removed, and is hoping to be back in three to four weeks.
Second baseman Rougned Odor, who exited Sunday’s game against the Indians with a sprained right shoulder had an MRI and is expected to be available off the bench tonight. He’ll take BP.
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor exited the Rangers’ Sunday game with the Indians in the fifth inning with a right shoulder sprain and is listed as day-to-day. Odor was intending to steal second, and hurt his shoulder as he attempted to slide back into first. He will undergo further examination Monday.
Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels announced Sunday morning that Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will have ankle reconstruction surgery either Monday or Tuesday. Daniels said Moreland’s left ankle has been bothering him essentially all season, and Moreland is expected to be our for three months. As of Sunday, Moreland was hitting .246.
The Rangers take RHP Nick Green from Indian Hills (Co.) High School. Yankees drafted him last year. Plus fastball, got a curve. Eratic. Had Tommy John surgery in high school. Possible reliever if he can find command.
The Rangers have drafted third baseman Jose Trevino from Oral Roberts. He has played shortstop and catcher as well. Has a power bat. He was teammates with last year’s first-round pick Alex Gonzalez. He was drafted for his big bat.
Rangers drafted LHP West Benjamin from University of Kansas. He is sidelined with Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery so this is a pick for deep into the future. But he was 94 miles per hour before the injury.