Rangers update: Rios is fine

July, 31, 2014
Jul 31
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few leftover notes from Wednesday night:

Right fielder Alex Rios left Globe Life Park with a sleeve covering his left knee after he was hit by a pitch in the third inning of the Texas Rangers' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees.

Rios departed the game before the fifth inning and afterward reported no issues with his leg.

Rios is the subject of trade rumors and might not be around with the Rangers once the non-waiver trade deadline passes at 3 p.m. CT Thursday. Rios said he's prepared for whatever happens but would like to remain with the club.

On the season, Rios is batting .304/.430/.335.

Holland to pitch again: Left-hander Derek Holland (knee) looked good in his first rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Wednesday night. Holland's next outing will be Monday at Triple-A Round Rock.

There is a doubleheader that day and it hasn't been determined which game Holland will pitch. Against Midland on Wednesday, Holland struck out four over two innings, with two walks in a 33-pitch effort. Holland threw 21 strikes and had one four-pitch walk.

It was Holland's first appearance in a game since Sept. 28, 2013, when he earned a victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Base Hits: Right-hander Nick Tepesch said he threw on flat ground before Wednesday's game and is expected to throw a bullpen session Friday when the Rangers get to Cleveland. The objective is for Tepesch to pitch Wednesday at Chicago. ... After pitching a season-high seven innings in Wednesday's victory over the Yankees, right-hander Colby Lewis moved to 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA against the Yankees in four career starts in Arlington.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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Colby Lewis
10 5.12 123 158
BAA. Beltre .322
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 71
RA. Beltre 73
OPSA. Beltre .873
ERAC. Lewis 5.12
SOY. Darvish 182