Shortstop Elvis Andrus was given another day off on Tuesday. But manager Tim Bogar said Andrus will be in the lineup either at DH or shortstop for most of the rest of the season. Guilder Rodriguez was at second base in his Major League debut and Luis Sardinas was at shortstop.
Robinson Chirinos had an MRI on his sore neck on Monday. The results were clean and he is hoping to be back in the lineup in the next day or two.
Outfieldfer Engel Beltre, who missed all season with a broken bone in his right leg, has developed a stress fracture in his left leg. he will undergo surgery on Wednesday.
Miles Mikolas, sidelined with right shoulder fatigue, is playing catch but still not off a mound. He is hoping to get there later this week.
The Rangers have brought in Double A pitching gems Jerad Eickhoff, Alec Asher, Alex Gonzalez and Luke Jackson into Arlington this week to observe and work out.
Outfielder Jim Adduci is still recovering from a concussion and is not ready to play.
Jake Smolinski is starting to take batting practice but can only jog. He remains sidelined with a fractured bone in his left foot.
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.