|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||60.00||5.00||2.00||0.00||2.55||1.05||66.00||19.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland|| 8.2||1||0|| 2.08||0||4||8|
|vs LHB|| 22.0||0||0|| 4.09||0||8||25|
|vs RHB|| 44.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||15||38|
|Last 10 Games|
Neal Cotts allows run in second save Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Rangers pitcher Neal Cotts picked up his second save Tuesday despite allowing one earned run on one hit and one walk in one inning while striking out one in his team's 2-1 victory over the Astros.
Cotts needed 25 pitches but was able to hang on for a save, though the Astros brought home a run with a sacrifice fly. He owns a 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 63:23 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings.
Neal Cotts earns first save Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/13/14) Rangers pitcher Neal Cotts picked up his first save of the season Saturday, allowing one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth to finish off his team's 3-2 win over the Braves.
Cotts had surrendered runs in four of his previous five outings before coming in and getting the job done Saturday with no margin for error. He threw 12 of his 16 pitches for strikes. Cotts owns a 4.19 ERA and 61:22 K:BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings.
Recently claimed Neal Cotts will not be traded
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/21/14) Though he was claimed on revocable waivers and considered a trade candidate this week, ESPN.com reports Thursday Rangers reliever Neal Cotts will not be traded.
Cotts was claimed by an American League team, but that was done to block him from going elsewhere. He will remain in Texas for the rest of the season, where he has a 3.48 ERA in 54 1/3 innings of work.
Report: Neal Cotts claimed off waivers; trade a possibility
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/20/14) Rangers left-hander Neal Cotts has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unnamed organization, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The team that claimed him has two days from the point of the claim to work out a trade for Cotts.
Cotts has been solid for Texas this season despite a 2-7 record. He has allowed 52 hits in 54 1/3 innings with 20 walks and 58 strikeouts.
Three Rangers clear waivers
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(8/18/14) Three Rangers have cleared waivers, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo are now all eligible to be traded in the coming days. That doesn't seem likely, considering their big contracts and importance to the Rangers franchise. Neal Cotts was also placed on waivers, which are expected to expire tomorrow. There's a higher chance he gets dealt.
|Making his return to a big-league mound after being out of baseball for three years following Tommy John surgery, Neal Cotts made about 30 teams wonder how they could have ignored him for so long. He was one of the most effective relievers in baseball, closer or otherwise. Among those with at least 50 innings pitched, only one had an ERA lower than his 1.11 mark, and there was nothing fluky about it. He allowed just 5.7 hits per nine innings. His velocity was improved from the last time we saw him, and his control was dramatically improved, giving reason to believe he's legitimately a different pitcher. Because he won't be in the mix for saves, he won't get much attention in mixed leagues, but in AL-only Rotisserie formats, he should absolutely be drafted. The biggest concern for him at age 34 is health.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
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