Chris Sale was sharp in his last Cactus League outing, and Dayan Viciedo homered to help power the White Sox past Matt Harrison and the Rangers 11-3 on Tuesday.
Matt Harrison has been named opening day starter for the Rangers, and he will be followed by Yu Darvish in the rotation. The team opens in Houston on March 31.
Former Texas slugger Josh Hamilton hit one of four home runs for Los Angeles on Thursday night, but the Angels still ended up losing 10-9 to the Rangers in a spring matchup.
Derek Lowe pitched three scoreless innings and Ian Kinsler had a two-run homer among his three hits, and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-2 on Monday night.
Madison Bumgarner pitched four-hit ball for four innings and struck out four in San Francisco’s 2-1 win over the Rangers on Monday. Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish struggled a bit.
Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal.
With Martin Perez injured, many have speculated that the Rangers could make a play for free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. That doesn’t appear to be the case.
Jon Daniels spoke with 105.3 The Fan’s RAGE saying that he still reports to Ryan and that “the day to day operations falls to myself and the Department heads. Nolan is the CEO, he reports to ownership and the board”
“If I was in Houston right now and you said ‘What do you think, Nolan?’ I’d be saying, God, is this season ever gonna be over? I got my truck warmed up, I’m headed to the ranch.”
The Rangers have remained in contact with free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse, but have resisted making an offer. That may change after some issues with their original pitching plan.
The Rangers may need to consider another name when determining their fifth starter. Colby Lewis will miss the start of the season, but could be back sooner than expected.
Yu Darvish struck out two while retiring all six White Sox batters he faced Tuesday in his first spring start before Chicago scored 11 runs over the next two innings in a 14-8 win over the Texas Rangers.