Andrelton Simmons is a good bet to win several gold gloves during his career, and he’s shown the ability to stay within himself and make adjustments at the plate.
Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal that sends former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks.
By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs. One and done.
The Rangers view deals for both Cliff Lee and Josh Beckett as “long shots” at the moment, sources suggest.
The Red Sox have called at least the Rangers and Braves to gauge interest in pitcher Josh Beckett. His reputation and attitude will have to be considered by any interested team.
There were not many bright spots during a 3-7 road trip. Texas went 1 for 12 with RISP on Sunday afternoon, and .222 over the last 10 games.
Adrian Beltre drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday for a rare one-run road win.
The Texas Rangers were swept in their first series at Turner Field eight years ago, so they played like a different team in their return to Atlanta.
Lemon, a fourth-round pick by Texas in 2006, spent all of last season at Double-A Frisco. Lemon played second base and all three outfield positions.