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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||86.00||3.00||.349||12.00||12.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Santiago (Career)||4||3||1||1.750||.750||.750|
|vs LHP||29||6||1|| .351|| .345|| .207|
|Last 10 Games|
Rangers option 1B/OF Jake Smolinski to Triple-A
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/27/15) The Rangers have optioned first baseman/outfielder Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday. Smolinski has been up and down with the team this year, and has had limited playing time due to the returns of Mitch Moreland and Josh Hamilton and the emergence of Delino DeShields.
Smolinski is 8 for 53 with a home run and six RBI for the Rangers in 2015. The team recalled pitcher Jon Edwards from Triple-A to take his place on the roster.
Rangers bring up Jake Smolinski from minors
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) The Rangers have promoted first baseman Jake Smolinski to replace the shelved Kyle Blanks, who has been placed on the disabled list.
Smolinski struggled in his first stint in the majors this season, batting just .140 (7-for-50) after showing tremendous promise in 2014.
Rangers activate Mitch Moreland, demote Jake Smolinski
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) The Rangers have announced that they have activated first baseman first baseman Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list and optioned rookie Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Round Rock.
"He's had very mature at-bats," manager Jeff Banister said to MLB.com. "The at-bats have come at big times, really, for us. It's fun to watch. I used the term the other day, 'We're watching him grow up in front of our eyes.'"
Moreland has been sidelined for two weeks with an elbow injury that landed him on the disabled list. He returns with a fine slash line of .304/.393/.457.
"I felt good before I even went [on the rehab stint]," Moreland said. "The main thing was just to make sure the elbow holds up through a few swings, and I figured it did."
Smolinski ends his stint in Texas on a 4-for-29 slide.
Robinson Chirinos, Jake Smolinski out of Rangers' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/3/15) The Rangers gave two regulars a rest, leaving catcher Robinson Chirinos and left fielder Jake Smolinski out of Sunday's starting lineup.
Carlos Corporan makes his ninth start behind the plate, and second in the last four games. He'll bat eighth in the order.
In left field, Carlos Peguero gets his fifth start of the season. He'll bat seventh.
Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo out of the lineup Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Mariners with Jake Smolinski filling in, according to MLB.com. Manager Jeff Banister wants Choo to take the day off Tuesday to work on his mechanics at the plate and "unplug." He is considering giving him a second day off Wednesday as well.
Choo started the last nine games in a row and is hitting .096 with five hits in 63 plate appearances, the lowest among qualified hitters. Smolinski isn't hitting much better, posting a .111 average in 36 at-bats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/30/15||BOS||7:15 pm||Wade Miley|
|5/31/15||BOS||3:05 pm||Joe Kelly|
|6/2/15||CHW||8:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|6/3/15||CHW||8:05 pm||Chris Sale|
|6/4/15||CHW||8:05 pm||Carlos Rodon|
|6/5/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|6/6/15||@ KC||2:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|