|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 LHB|| 2.0||0||0|| 13.50||0||0||3|
|vs RHB|| 4.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||3||4|
|Last 7 Games|
|Neal Cotts blows slim lead vs. Rays |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Rangers relief pitcher Neal Cotts suffered a blown save loss on Saturday against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Cotts (0-1) entered the game in the eight and was unable to hang on to a slim, one-run advantage, coughing up a two-run double to James Loney. He was charged with two runs on one hit and two walks over an inning of work.
Cotts has allowed two runs over two innings pitched this season.
|Alexi Ogando, Neal Cotts expected to serve late-inning roles |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(3/27/14) Rangers manager Ron Washington told ESPN Dallas on Thursday that Alexi Ogando and Neal Cotts are his primary seventh and eighth inning guys, although the order may change at times.
Ogando endured a rough spring, posting a 5.84 ERA and 9:4 K:BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings. Cotts allowed six earned runs over 6 2/3 innings in eight appearances.
|Rangers, Neal Cotts avoid arbitration |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/15/14) The Rangers and pitcher Neal Cotts have agreed to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is worth $2.2 million, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Cotts enjoyed a top-rate return to the majors last season, going 8-3 with a 1.11 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 65:18 K:BB ratio in 57 innings over 58 appearances.
|Rangers add Neal Cotts to bullpen |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) The Rangers recalled reliever Neal Cotts Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Cotts comes up from Triple-A Round Rock as the corresponding roster move to Josh Lindblom being sent down following his start Monday.
The reliever is 3-1 with a 0.78 ERA and opposing batters are hitting .171 off him over 15 appearances with Round Rock.
Cotts has appeared in 284 major league games with the White Sox and Cubs for a career ERA of 4.63.
|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) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/14||CHW||8:05 pm||Felipe Paulino|
|4/19/14||CHW||8:05 pm||Jose Quintana|
|4/20/14||CHW||3:05 pm||Erik Johnson|
|4/21/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|4/22/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Tommy Milone|
|4/23/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
|4/25/14||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Roenis Elias|
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