Lucas Harrell
P TEX
1 month ago

Harrell declined his outright assignment and was granted free agency Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Harrell had the choice to stick with the Rangers organization and act as organizational depth, but he'll instead look to land with another organization with the hope of landing some sort of major league job. That being said, it'll be tough for him to garner a spot on a big league roster given his significant struggles after being traded to the Rangers last season, where he posted a 5.60 ERA over four starts with Texas.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
1 month ago

Harrell (groin) cleared outright waivers and has the option to decline an assignment to Triple-A and become a free agent, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was on the 60-day DL at the end of the season with a right groin strain, but the injury is not expected to linger long into the offseason. Harrell was dreadful after being traded from Atlanta to Texas, posting a 5.60 ERA and 15:13 K:BB in 17.2 innings. Even his success with the Braves seemed dubious, as his 5.18 xFIP and 21:12 K:BB in 29.1 innings did not signify continued success. He should serve as a organizational depth piece, whether he accepts his assignment to Triple-A or goes elsewhere.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Harrell (right groin strain) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He left Tuesday's game with a groin strain, and will unsurprisingly head to the DL. Harrell had been predictably awful since coming over from Atlanta earlier this season, notching a 5.60 ERA and 15:13 K:BB in 17.2 innings with the Rangers. He was simply a placeholder while the likes of Derek Holland and Colby Lewis got healthy, so Harrell may not have a spot in the rotation waiting for him when he comes off the DL. Nick Martinez was recalled from Triple-A as a corresponding move to serve as a long reliever and spot starter.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Harrell left Tuesday's game with a right groin strain, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of the strain is uncertain but the Rangers have a ready alternative for this weekend in Derek Holland (shoulder), who threw 75 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Harrell was on thin ice to begin with and may have been replaced in the rotation regardless, having walked four in his two innings Tuesday on the heels of a six-run blowup last week.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Harrell gave up six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

It was a slugfest in Arlington as the two teams combined to score 21 runs, with the two starters (Harrell and Chad Bettis) giving up 11 of them. Harrell did fan a season-high eight batters -- he hadn't struck out more than five in any of his previous six starts -- and also cut back on the walks, but he's having trouble putting it all together and the Rangers may be forced to re-evaluate Harrell's standing in the rotation if he can't turn it around in the near future.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Rangers manager Jeff Banister confirmed that Harrell would make his next scheduled turn in the rotation Thursday against the Rockies, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harrell was pulled with two outs in the fourth inning during Saturday's start against the Astros after yielding five walks and five hits, but he'll be given another shot to keep his spot on the starting staff after delivering quality starts in his preceding two turns. Free passes continue to be a major stumbling block for the right-hander, who has ceded three or more walks in each of his last five starts.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Harrell allowed just one run on five hits but lasted just 3.2 innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Saturday. He also struck out five and walked five.

EDGE Analysis

The five walks was a season-high and added up, causing Harrell to throw 92 pitches to retire just 11 batters. In two starts with Texas, Harrell has allowed four runs in 9.2 innings (3.72 ERA), but he also has eight walks and just seven strikeouts. Overall, Harrell is 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 28 strikeouts and 20 walks in 39 innings over seven starts this season.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Harrell (1-0) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

In his first start since being acquired from the Braves, Harrell was staked to a 4-1 lead before giving up a pair of runs in the sixth inning, but the bullpen was able to hold on, helping him earn the victory. He's now fired four quality starts over his six outings, and he owns a 3.57 ERA on the season. He'll make his next start Saturday at the Astros.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Harrell will join the Rangers on Friday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nick Martinez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, freeing up a spot in the starting rotation for Harrell, who was acquired via trade with the Braves on Wednesday. Harrell struggled earlier in his career while in the American League, going 7-20 with an even 6.00 ERA in 50 appearances, but he posted a 3.38 ERA over five starts for Atlanta (3.69 FIP). He is penciled in to make his Rangers debut Sunday against the Royals.

Lucas Harrell
P TEX
4 months ago

Harrell was dealt from the Braves to the Rangers on Wednesday, Kevin McAlpin of Sports Radio 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harrell will likely slot in as the team's fifth starter after the recent struggles of both Kyle Lohse and Nick Martinez in the role. The 31-year-old owns a mixed bag of results in his five major league starts this season, allowing one or fewer in three of the five while allowing nine over 9.2 innings in his other two to compile a 3.38 ERA and 1.26 WHIP overall. Harrell has struggled with his command as well, owning just a 21:12 K/BB ratio over 29.1 innings. While the move to Texas should result in better run support, Harrell likely won't impact a ton of fantasy leagues.