Ross Detwiler P TEX 7 days ago

Detwiler was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with left shoulder inflammation, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Detwiler said he first felt soreness in his pitching arm during his most recent start Thursday, and after having team doctors take a look at him, the Rangers decided a DL move was the best course of action. Tanner Scheppers was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to fill out their 25-man roster, but the Rangers still need to identify a starter to assume Detwiler's rotation spot Wednesday in Boston. The top options would likely be Anthony Ranaudo or top prospect Alex Gonzalez.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 3 weeks ago

Detwiler (0-3) had a no-decision Tuesday against the Astros, but only gave up one earned run in seven innings and struck out seven batters.

Detwiler's turnaround comes at a great time. He started four games in April, and the Rangers lost all four of those games. He finished that month with an 8.66 ERA and only struck out 10 total batters.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 4 weeks ago

Detwiler allowed two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out five over 5.1 innings of a 2-1 loss to the Mariners Tuesday night.

Detwiler (0-3, 8.66 ERA) has struggled mightily so far this season. However, the Rangers opted to have him work on some glitches in his mechanics, and remain in the rotation for the time being. He still ran up a high pitch count (100 pitches, 61 for strikes), but this outing was a marked improvement over his previous outings, and likely insured he will get another turn or two in the rotation to see if he can build on this performance. That said, fantasy owners may prefer to take a wait and see approach.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 1 month ago

Updating a previous report, Detwiler will not make his regularly scheduled start Sunday, according to the Rangers' official site.

Detwiler's rotation spot was considered safe despite a poor outing Sunday, but it now appears the left-hander will get at least one turn skipped. The plan is for Detwiler to take some time to work on his mechanics, with the intention of a return to the rotation. He'll likely have a short leash, however, and could be a shaky outing away from a more permanent transition to long relief.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 1 month ago

Detwiler will remain in the rotation instead of moving to the bullpen, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

Detwiler has tagged for five earned runs, including three home runs, in his last outing Sunday against Seattle. He only lasted 2.1 innings in that outing but is still scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the Angels.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 1 month ago

Detwiler was saddled with his second loss of the season Monday, allowing five runs in 5.1 innings of work.

This was actually an improvement for Detwiler, who allowed eight runs in 4.1 innings in his first start. The former National has been struggling thus far this season making the transition back to the rotation. He'll try to find some success when he makes his start against the Mariners this weekend.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 1 month ago

Detwiler got rocked for eight runs- five earned- and nine hits, while striking out two and walking two, in 4.1 innings Wednesday against the A's.

It was Detwiler's first start since July 3, 2013, and he lasted only 4.1 innings. His command was terrible, and the Rangers defense coughed up four errors. Detwiler is scheduled to face the Angels on Monday for his next start.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 2 months ago

Detwiler will open the season as the Rangers' fourth starter, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

Yovani Gallardo will start on Opening Day, while the fifth and final spot in the rotation remains up for grabs, with Nick Tepesch and Nick Martinez the leading candidates. Detwiler's having a solid but unspectacular spring, and his first start lines up for Apr. 9 (Thursday) in Oakland.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 2 months ago

Detwiler could nail down a rotation spot with a strong start Wednesday.

Detwiler is believed to be the front runner for one of the two rotation spots, a position helped when prospect Alex 'Chi Chi' Gonzalez was sent to minor-league camp Tuesday.

Ross Detwiler P TEX 2 months ago

Detwiler (wrist) threw four scoreless innings against primarily minor leaguers in a "B" game Friday.

Detwiler was held out of action for a few days due to a sore wrist but will likely square off in an "A" game for his next appearance. He remains in contention for one of the two open rotation spots.