The AL West-leading Texas Rangers have gotten back a veteran designated hitter and three pitchers from the disabled list in time for the pennant chase.
Texas manager Ron Washington says the Rangers expect to activate pitchers Neftali Feliz and Nick Tepesch and designated hitter Lance Berkman from the disabled list when rosters expand on Sunday.
Aging Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman felt a twinge in his side, and rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch complained of a sore elbow.
Ian Kinsler singled in the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning, and the Rangers completed a soggy three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 2-1 victory on Sunday night.
The offensive woes continued for the Rangers on Wednesday night, as the Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory behind three hits from Jason Kipnis.
The Texas Rangers purchased the reliever’s contract from Triple-A Round Rock before Tuesday night’s game against Oakland. Cotts had ligament replacement surgery in 2009.
Adrian Beltre’s three-run homer was one of his four hits, and David Murphy and Leonys Martin also homered as the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep by romping past the Houston Astros 12-7 on Sunday.
Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza homered in the seventh inning and the White Sox ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night.
Nick Tepesch pitched six strong innings for his second win while Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz each drove in runs to lead the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Texas Rangers rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch says he feels pretty good a day after being hit by a line drive above the right wrist.
Nick Tepesch pitched into the eighth inning in his major league debut, holding Tampa Bay to just four hits as the Rangers beat the Rays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
The Rangers are scanning the market for a starting pitcher, officials on other teams said. For now though, the battle in Rangers’ camp is between Robbie Ross and non-roster invite Nick Tepesch.