SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers pitcher Yohander Mendez could return from his elbow injury around midseason.
The team's fear that Mendez might miss the entire year was allayed Monday...
Profar, Mendez lead Rangers to 4-0 win over Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Using an "opener" for an inning ahead of a traditional starter worked so well for the Texas Rangers on Friday night that they'll do it again on Saturday night.
Yohander Mendez followed opener and fellow rookie Connor Sadzeck by scattering three hits in five relief innings and Jurickson Profar had a two-run home run among his three hits to lead the Rangers to a 4-0 victory against the San Diego Padres.
Rangers pound 6 homers, 12 extra-base hits, rout Twins 18-4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yohander Mendez and Nomar Mazara have gone through down periods this season. Everything came together for them on Sunday.
Mendez earned his first major league win and Mazara hit two of the Texas Rangers' six homers in an 18-4 rout of the Minnesota Twins.
Mendez (1-1) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out two in six scoreless innings. He was making his second major league start in a season when he was a combined 2-10 with the Rangers' top three farm teams.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Texas Rangers sent rookie left-hander Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday for violating team rules.
Mendez was supposed to start Wednesday's series finale against Kansas City. But right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the ball instead.
"It's not criminal, nothing involving MLB or the police," general manager Jon Daniels said. "There will be a program that we'll work with Yohander on."
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have optioned infielder Hanser Alberto to Triple-A Round Rock to clear a roster spot for left-hander Yohander Mendez to make his first big league start.
Alberto was sent down Thursday, a day off for the Rangers. Mendez will start Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at home against the Colorado Rockies.