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75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 50th anniversary of Texas Rangers first game in 1972

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The Texas Rangers will celebrate two very significant anniversaries this Friday, April 15 when the club hosts the Los Angeles Angels at 7:05 p.m. at Globe Life Field. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers versus the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert to miss significant time due to shoulder injury

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Goedert seemingly suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of the team’s 32-21 loss at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. The 27-year-old was tackled by his face mask and fumbled the football before writhing on the ground in pain. Goedert spent some time in the medical tent but eventually returned to the game. Goedert’s shoulder injury is not expected to end his season, per Garafolo, but he could be headed on injured reserve. If placed on IR, Goedert will miss at least four games.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp out for 4 weeks after ankle surgery

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Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay announced Tuesday that wide receiver Cooper Kupp will undergo surgery on his injured right ankle and is expected to miss at least four weeks, and will be placed on injured reserve. McVay told reporters that Kupp will undergo surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles for his high-ankle sprain. Kupp sustained the ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Rams’ 27-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif. The wide leads the Rams with 75 catches for 812 yards and six scores in nine games this season. Last season, Krupp led the NFL in catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdown. McVay also said at the press conference that right guard Chandler Brewer sustained a knee injury Sunday and underwent surgery Tuesday; he is expected to be out for up to six weeks. In addition, McVay shared that left tackle Alaric Jackson is out for the season due to blood clots.

Texas Rangers Day Three Draft Results

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11th round — Kohl Drake, LHP, Walters State Community College Drake is a 6’5", 220 lb. lefty redshirt sophomore out of Wylie High School who struck out 160 batters and walked 17 in 93.1 IP for Walters State Community College, which also produced Brett Martin and Chad Bell, a couple of lefty relievers drafted by the Rangers who made it to the majors. Drake also turned 22 two days ago. 12th round — Jackson Kelley, RHP, Mercer University Kelley is a 6’0", 185 lb. righthander who put up a 1.35 ERA in 60 IP as a reliever for Mercer, with 82 Ks and 18 walks. He also threw 16 solid innings in the Cape Cod League this summer, striking out 25 of 62 batters he faced while allowing just two walks.

Way too early 2023 Texas Rangers opening day roster projection

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If you are so predisposed, the litany of woes can become overwhelming. The Rangers are finishing off the 50th anniversary of their arrival in all too accurate a portrayal of the club’s history: With a horror show of a pitching staff, a losing record and assorted firings. The weekend at Tropicana Field assured the Rangers of the inevitable: a sixth consecutive losing season. It’s the longest streak of losing records since the club arrived in Arlington. Though they won’t lose 100, the third 90-loss season in the last five years is not at all out of the question. So, it’s easy to look at the record and see continued struggles. But if you squint a little, with Josh Jung now in the everyday lineup, it gets easier and easier to make out the shape of a competitive roster. With Jung at third, it’s possible the Rangers have almost all of their 2023 everyday lineup playing now. You could make the argument that at least 20 of the 24 players and pitchers who appeared over the weekend would be part of a competitive 2023 team. The question, of course, remains starting pitching. It’s a big question. Now, it’s the big question. That said, owner Ray Davis, in one of his rare public appearances, said after the firing of President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels that he intends to be aggressive in the pursuit of pitching this winter. All it takes is money. So, with mercifully only 10% (16 games) of this season remaining, it got us thinking: What would a 2023 opening day lineup look like? Here’s our look with free agent additions (just don’t ask us the cost of these contracts), starting – where else? – with pitching:

Texas Rangers' Josh Jung to make big league debut Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays

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Texas -- Josh Jung can't even describe the whirlwind of emotions he has gone through the past seven months, since shoulder surgery that took away the top prospect's opportunity to compete for a spot on the Texas Rangers roster in spring training. Now after initially thinking he might not get to play at all this season, Jung is set to make his big league debut Friday night after a month of Triple-A games. The Rangers plan to put Jung, the eighth overall pick in the 2019 draft out of Texas Tech, on their 28-man active roster before the series opener at home against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Blue Jays maintain their winning ways with ninth-inning run to topple Texas Rangers

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It took another quality start from Ross Stripling and the sixth home run of a now eight-game old road trip for a still-hot Bo Bichette and even then it required a clutch ninth-inning single from catcher Danny Jansen to plate Ramel Tapia with the winning run as the Jays squeaked out a 4-3 win.

Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 50th anniversary of Texas Rangers first game

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The Texas Rangers will celebrate two very significant anniversaries this Friday, April 15 when the club hosts the Los Angeles Angels at 7:05 p.m. at Globe Life Field. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers versus the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks will never join Texas Rangers

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Liam Hendriks will not test free agency again until after the 2023 season, or after the 2024 season if the Chicago White Sox pick up their team option. Whenever that time comes, there is one team that has already been eliminated from his consideration – the Texas Rangers. Hendriks has been very upfront about his support of the LBGTQIA+ community, to the point of asking teams if they had a Pride Night. While he said that was not necessarily going to be a factor, he wanted to make certain that he would be comfortable with the team and their views.

Minor league update for Fans Shot 6/5/22

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Winston Santos began for the Wood Ducks, striking out six of every five innings while strolling one and permitting seven hits, including a homer, and four runs. Junior Paniagua was two for four with a twofold. Down East box score Artisan Englert began for Hickory and went 4.1 IP, permitting three runs, striking out three and walkingone. Destin Dotson permitted a sudden spike in demand for one walk and two hits in 0.2 IP, striking out one. Marc Church struck out two in a scoreless inning. Trevor Hauver had a homer and three strolls. Aaron Zavala had a hit and two strolls. Thomas Saggese was three for six with a homer and three taken bases. Cody Freeman had a twofold. Heavenly messenger Aponte had a solitary and a trip.e Hickory box score Cody Bradford went four innings for the Frisco Roughriders, permitting two sudden spikes in demand for four hits and two strolls, striking out two. Jonathan Ornelas had a couple of hits. Frisco box score For Round Rock, Nick Snyder began and tossed a scoreless inning, striking out two. Daniel Robert likewise struck out two in a scoreless inning. Jose Leclerc, progressing forward with his recovery task, confronted four players, went to 3-2 on every one of them, strolled three of them and got a GIDP out of the other one. Hever Bueno came in alleviation of Leclerc and fanned the one player he confronted, yet in addition tossed a wild pitch to bring one of Leclerc's sprinters home.