Chris Synder announces retirement
by R.J. White |
(12:41 am ET) Rangers Triple-A catcher Chris Synder announced his retirement Saturday, FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Snyder played 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .224/.328/.382 with 77 home runs and 298 RBI in 2,087 at-bats. He spent seven seasons with the Diamondbacks, also playing for the Pirates, Astros and Orioles.

Joakim Soria closes out White Sox
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) Rangers closer Joakim Soria entered Saturday's game against the White Sox in the ninth inning with a three-run advantage. He made quick work of the White Sox striking out one and needing just nine pitches to secure a 1-2-3 ninth inning and his third save of the season in a 6-3 victory.

Soria owns a 5.14 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 7:2 K:BB ratio over seven innings pitched.

Colby Lewis collects first win of season
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis fell two outs shy of a quality start on Saturday, but still managed to come away with his first win of the season in his team's 6-3 victory over the Tigers. He allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Lewis owns a 4.22 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings. He'll make his third start of the season Friday in Seattle.

Jose Quintana gets rocked in loss to Rangers
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana was hit hard and was pegged his with his first loss of the season Saturday night against the Rangers in Texas. The left-hander permitted five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one over five innings of a 6-3 defeat.

Quintana has yielded eight runs over his last three starts (18 innings). He owns a 3.75 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 24 innings pitched. He'll look to make his next start Thursday in Detroit.

Shane Victorino goes hitless in rehab debut
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino had an uneventful start to his minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday night. He finished 0 for 3 in his first game action since suffering a hamstring injury. He's expected to re-evaluated after his third game before the team can establish a timetable for his return.

Matt Harrison tosses eight shutout frames in rehab start
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison looked like he was in mid-season form Saturday night, tossing eight strong innings in a rehab start with Double-A Frisco. He allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out five in eight shutout innings for the RoughRiders.

Harrison is working his way back from a back injury and appears to be close to rejoining the big-league club.

Before Saturday's gem, general manager Jon Daniels felt that Harrison needed more time in the minors before his reinstatement. It remains to be seen if his three-hit, eight-inning effort changed Daniels' mind. Harrison believes he's ready to return, per ESPN Dallas.

"My head is in the right place and I know why I was struggling before and I got that straightened out," Harrison said. "It wasn't anything mechanical. My mentality out there tonight, I know I can replicate that. I don't know what their plan is, but I'll find out tomorrow, I think."

Adam Eaton exits game with mild hamstring strain
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton was forced out of Saturday's game against the Rangers with a mild left hamstring strain, Comcast SportsNet Chicago reports.

Eaton left the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with the injury. He finished 0 for 3 in a 6-3 defeat. He's hitting .282/.373/.394 with one home run and 10 RBI in 71 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for the series finale on Sunday.

David Phelps held out Saturday despite being ruled available
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) Yankees reliever David Phelps had a bruise in his stomach after being hit by a line drive on Friday, reports. He was ruled available to pitch out of the bullpen, but with the game well out of hand, he was not used in a 16-1 defeat.

The Yankees will close a four-game set with the Rays on Sunday.

Ryan Hanigan goes deep twice, plates five runs
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan uncorked a pair of home runs Saturday night against the Yankees.

Hanigan homered off Ivan Nova twice, including a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the fourth. He added a single and went 3 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and five RBI in a 16-1 victory. He is hitting .243 three home runs and 10 RBI in 37 at-bats.

Wil Myers lifts off twice in win over Yankees
by Igor Mello |
(4/19/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers continued his recent success at the plate Saturday night, launching a pair of home runs in his team's 16-1 win over the Yankees.

Myers took starter Ivan Nova deep for a solo home run in the opening frame and reliever Matt Daley for a three-run shot in the fifth. He added a double and finished 3 for 4 with a walk, three runs scored and four RBI. He is hitting .262/.338/.410 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 61 at-bats.

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