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2016 Schedule
27-20, 2nd in AL West

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Jurickson Profar will lead off and play second base for the Rangers jn place of Rougned Odor, who begins his seven-game suspension today for nailing Toronto's Jose Bautista in the jaw with a perfect right hand.

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rangers have placed deposed closer Shawn Tolleson on the MLB Family Medical Emergency List . He can stay on the family medical emergency list for a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 7 days. Tolleson is 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA in 20 games for the Rangers this season.

Lineup: Rangers (27-20) vs. Pirates (27-19)

  • 1. Jurickson Profar, 2B (S)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 3. Prince Fielder, DH (L)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 6. Ryan Rua, LF (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 9. Bobby Wilson, C (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
  • Daily notes

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

I'm not sure if the reduction in Odor's suspension from 8 to 7 games is due to the illegal slide by Bautista or respect for his right hook

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Rangers' Odor begins serving 7-game suspension

Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor started serving his suspension for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista on Friday night against Pittsburgh after the penalty was reduced from eight to seven games.

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Sam Dyson is the only Rangers closer to own (0:49)
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Sweet-swinging Nomar Mazara a legit ROY candidate

Once a high-K, moderate-power prospect, Rangers OF Nomar Mazara has turned himself into a powerful hitter with good plate skills. Eno Sarris looks at what adjustments the kid made along the way.

Stats & Info

Wednesday's longest home runs

Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara outpaced the competition by 20 feet on Wednesday. His solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago traveled 453 feet, the longest homer by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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2dMichael J. Mooney

Yu's Year Of Magical Thinking

After surgery, scandal and a change in approach, can Yu Darvish still be the king of K's?

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Darvish's return is extra boost for Rangers' rotation (1:49)
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Darvish beefs up Rangers' rotation (2:59)

Rangers might benefit from lineup changes

The Rangers have posted below-average statistics in many key categories so far this season. Is their key to improvement shaking up the lineup and taking away plate appearances from Prince Fielder? One Strike Away

Stats & Info

Nomar Mazara hits a moon shot

Mazara blasted a 453-foot home run off Angels starter Hector Santiago on Wednesday. The blast is a new career-long for the rookie and the longest hit by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Rangers a suitor for Andrew Miller?

If the Yankees decide to trade the dominant left-handed reliever this summer, Buster Olney sees the Rangers as a logical fit due to their deep well of prospects and need for bullpen help. Potential landing spots for Miller (Insider)

Texas BBQ owner receiving hate after Odor offer

Heim BBQ owner Travis Heim told the Shan and RJ Show on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan that he's received threats from Blue Jays fans after offering Rougned Odor free BBQ for life following his punch of Jose Bautista. "It took a weird turn," Heim said. SportsDay

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Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

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Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)

Pudge to represent Rangers at draft

Former Rangers C Ivan Rodriguez will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Rodriguez spent 13 of his 21 years in the majors with Texas and was named AL MVP with the club in 1999.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs2188th
Batting Average.2609th
On Base Percentage.31816th
Slugging Percentage.40813th
Earned Run Average4.0316th
Quality Starts323rd
WHIP1.3517th
BAA.25920th

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