Rangers catcher Geovany Soto has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin, less than a week after he returned from right knee surgery.
Adrian Beltre has been named the Texas Rangers 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner as voted by former Major League Baseball players.
Trailing by one with none on and two outs in the sixth, Texas got run-scoring singles from Geovany Soto, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo to go ahead in only its third win in 17 July games.
Adduci has been out since breaking his left pinkie sliding into second base on April 17. He re-injured the finger during a rehabilitation assignment in June.
Melky Cabrera hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, and the Blue Jays beat the Rangers by a score of 9-6 on Sunday. Texas has lost 13 of their last 15 road games.
Marcus Stroman pitched seven shutout innings to snap a three-start winless streak, Dan Johnson had two RBIs, and the Blue Jays beat the Rangers by a score of 4-1 on Saturday.
J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer against his former team, Yu Darvish matched his season high with 12 strikeouts and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Friday night.
With Yu Darvish on the mound, the Rangers are looking to avoid their longest skid in 11 seasons in Friday night’s series opener in Toronto.
The Rangers recalled opening day catcher J.P. Arencibia on Thursday, the same day they made the move of activating catcher Geovany Soto from the 60-day disabled list.
Patton, 26, will be participating in the Triple-A All Star Game in Durham on Wednesday night. He has been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.
With their 10-7 loss to the Angels on Sunday, the Rangers have dropped eight consecutive games, eight straight at home, and their last 12 against AL West opponents.
The Texas Rangers haven’t had much to smile about this season, until now. One of the Rangers top prospects has given the team and their fans something to look forward to.