60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
1 month 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
1 month 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 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.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 months ago

Harrell (2-2) threw six shutout innings and allowed just four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in a win Tuesday over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Harrell now has three quality starts in his five chances in the Braves rotation. Most notably, he has allowed just one home run in his 29.1 innings with Atlanta. Home runs were a big reason why he struggled in 2013 with Houston -- he allowed 20 in 153.2 innings, a 1.2 HR/9, and finished with a 5.86 ERA. Turner Field is a favorable park for pitchers, so it might be the perfect place for Harrell to resurrect his career.

60DLucas Harrell
P TEX
2 months ago

Harrell (1-2) allowed four runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked three over six innings in a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Atlanta spotted him a two-run lead, and the right-hander pitched worked around traffic in the first five innings to keep that intact, but he yielded four in the sixth. Harrell has allowed nine runs in his last 9.2 innings. He will try to bounce back in his next outing against the Twins on Tuesday.