The Rangers have not slowed down with Carlos Gomez sidelined with a cyst behind his right shoulder. Instead they have been full-speed ahead with Delino DeShields once again showing what he can do when playing every day.
The Rangers have placed outfielder Carlos Gomez on the disabled list because of the cyst in the back of his right shoulder and have called up infielder Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Round Rock.
Blake Snell (1-6, 4.78 ERA) will face his hometown Mariners opposite Yovani Gallardo (5-8, 5.84 ERA) as the Rays and Mariners conclude a three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, with Seattle seeking a sweep and fifth consecutive win overall.
More often than not this year, it seems the Mariners are riding some kind of streak. When they’ve come across the Rays, they’ve been at their hottest.
Mitch Haniger and Nelson Cruz brought the boom Saturday night as the Mariners defeated the Rays, 7-6, at Tropicana Field.
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Cameron Maybin was held out of the starting lineup again Saturday due right knee soreness, but both he and Angels manager Mike Scioscia are optimistic he won’t be out much longer.
The Astros continue to make progress in getting several of their injured players back into action, with relievers Will Harris and Tony Sipp both throwing in a simulated setting at Minute Maid Park prior to Friday night’s game against the Athletics.
In an effort to restructure their scouting department, the Astros informed at least eight scouts on Friday that their contracts wouldn’t be renewed when they expire at the end of October.
Every time Cam Bedrosian takes the mound for the Angels, he’s following in the footsteps of his father, Cy Young Award-winning closer Steve Bedrosian. He’ll have an opportunity to pay further tribute to his dad during the inaugural Players Weekend on Aug. 25-27.
Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara lost a battle with the right-field wall Friday night, but lived to fight another day.
Nicky Delmonico’s second home run of the night — this one an inside-the-park shot — in the eighth inning lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Friday night. The loss dropped the Rangers to 2 1/2 games behind the Angels for the second Wild Card spot.