Will Venable OF/DH TEX 5 months ago

Venable is out of the lineup Saturday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 5 months ago

Venable is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

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Will Venable OF/DH TEX 6 months ago

The Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Wil Venable from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for minor league outfielder Marcus Greene and a player to be named later. Venable provides insurance for the Rangers with Josh Hamilton out because of a knee injury.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 7 months ago

Venable is out of the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Venable will take a seat with the left-handed Tim Cooney on the mound for the Cardinals on Thursday. The Padres will turn to Melvin Upton Jr. in center field and atop the order in his place, but Venable remains the primary center fielder at this point.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 7 months ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

With lefty Mike Montgomery due up for Seattle, Venable will once again sit in favor of Melvin Upton Jr. in center field. Look for Venable and Upton to continue splitting time in center until Wil Myers (wrist) is ready to return, with Venable seeing almost all of the starts against right-handed pitching.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 7 months ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

Melvin Upton Jr. will start in center field and bat eighth against lefty Robbie Ray, as interim manager Pat Murphy continues his strict platoon in center field. Venable figures to be in there for the final two games of the series, against right-handers Jeremy Hellickson and Chase Anderson.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 8 months ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

He continues to platoon in center field with Melvin Upton Jr., seeing the lion's share of the starts as the left-handed bat. The 32-year-old Venable has logged just 18 at-bats against southpaws so far this season and his exposure to them figures to remain limited.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 8 months ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Interim manager Pat Murphy has rid his lineup of lefty bats with southpaw Robbie Ray on the bump for Arizona. Melvin Upton Jr. will take over in center field and atop the order.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 8 months ago

Venable is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.

Venable will get the day off with left-hander Scott Kazmir on the mound for Oakland. He'll cede center field duties to Melvin Upton, Jr., who will hit leadoff.

Will Venable OF/DH TEX 8 months ago

Venable is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

The Padres will go with a lineup consisting of all right-handed or switch bats to counter Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Melvin Upton Jr. will man center field with Wil Myers moving in to play first base, as Venable sits for the first time this month.