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.
The Ranger take LHP Brett Martin from Walters State, Tenn. He is 6-foot-4
The Rangers have drafted high school shortstop Joshua Morgan. He is from Orange County in Southern California. Strong arm, good offensive potential, solid runner. Very athletic, good be another guy who can play in the outfield. Rangers love their up-the-middle athletes.