Rangers Sign Top 2 Draft Picks Despite Future Still Being UnclearThe Texas Rangers signed their top two draft picks Friday, even though it is unclear where second baseman Justin Foscue and outfielder Evan Carter will begin their professional careers.
Career Minor Leaguer Jack Mayfield Gets First Hit, RBI In Major League Debut In Astros 6-5 Win Against CubsAfter 600 games in seven minor league seasons, Jack Mayfield hit a double in the second and got his first RBI on a groundout in Houston's five-run third inning.
Astros Send Former Closer Ken Giles To Triple-AManager A.J. Hinch came to the mound to take out Giles and the television broadcast caught him appearing to curse at Hinch right after he walked by him on his way off the field.
Spike Back To Minors After Filling In As Rangers 3B CoachSpike Owen is returning to the minor leagues as a manager in the Texas Rangers' organization after filling in as the interim third base coach for the AL West champions while Tony Beasley went through cancer treatments this year.
Astros Minor Leaguer Killed In Motorcycle CrashJose Rosario pitched the last two seasons in the Astros minor league system, splitting 2015 between the Dominican Summer League and the Gulf Coast League.
Rangers Send Mike Olt, 11 Others To MinorsThe Texas Rangers announced 12 roster moves on Tuesday, including the demotion of Mike Olt, to trim the major league roster to 46 players.