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The Texas Rangers fell to the Seattle Mariners last night by a score of 6-3, though Anderson Tejeda provided a bright spot with a late home run that briefly tied the score at 2.
The S-T has the Ranger Reaction from yesterday’s loss, leading with the fates of veterans Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor.
Chris Woodward said yesterday that Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor will not be getting everyday playing time the rest of the way, as the team looks to evaluate younger players.
Levi Weaver writes that Elvis, who has been dealing with back issues, could reclaim his starting job in the spring, but it appears the team is ready to move on from Odor.
Jeff Wilson looks at the list of near-major-league-ready young players in the Rangers’ system who will have a chance to earn a roster spot next spring, but who don’t have major league jobs locked down yet.
Joely Rodriguez is likely done for the season after leaving yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury. Jerad Eickhoff is traveling with the team as part of the taxi squad, and I would think the Rangers would add him to the roster, though Luke Farrell is also an option.
Corey Kluber will not pitch again this season, Jon Daniels announced yesterday, meaning his time with the Rangers could come to an end with just one inning pitched for the team.