Stock Report: Adrian Beltre up; Mitch Moreland down
Adrian Beltre: The third baseman continues to impress in the field and at the plate. He's got five homers since last week and is batting nearly .500 the past week. He finished just behind Miguel Cabrera in the race for AL player of the month for August.
Ryan Dempster: In two starts the past week, Dempster allowed two earned runs in 12 innings and got two wins. He's become steady for the Rangers and a key trade deadline acquisition.
Jurickson Profar: His big league debut sure was memorable as he homered in his first at-bat and also had a double last week against Cleveland.
Alexi Ogando: He hasn't pitched much recently, but gave up two runs with a walk on Wednesday night, helping make what appeared to be an easy victory a little tighter.
Mitch Moreland: Has shown signs the past few games, but is still struggling overall the past week. He's 3-for-19 on this road trip.
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Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Ron Washington's decision to send Yu Darvish to the mound for the eighth inning Thursday night and how he would handle a situation like that if he were still a GM.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley and Glenn "Stretch" Smith discuss the latest Rangers news, including the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander matchup.
Play Podcast Nelson Cruz joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers' series in Oakland, his ups and downs at the plate and if the PED talks before the season were a distraction.
Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Oakland for his weekly visit.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss his role with the Rangers. Ryan says that he has not been in contact with the Astros about a possible opening and he doesn't think that he would be interested anyway.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit and wastes no time sounding off on MLB umpire Angel Hernandez.
Play Podcast Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland joins GAC from Milwaukee to discuss what it was like facing former teammate Scott Feldman, Texas' upcoming series and more.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Milwaukee for his weekly visit and discusses Nick Tepesch, the Rangers' rotation, interleague play and more.