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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
90-72 6-4 L1
90-72 6-4 W4
88-74 4-6 W1
73-89 4-6 W1
50-112 4-6 L1

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 6 7 5.50 66 17 1.15

Top Josh Sborz News

  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Returns from IL

    The Rangers reinstated Sborz (hamstring) from the 15-day injured list Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Sborz had been on the injured list since Sept. 5 due to a strained hamstring. He threw one inning during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock, during which he gave up two hits and struck out three batters. The 29-year-old righty has put up a 5.80 ERA and 1.19 WHIP through 49.2 frames this season and figures to be in the mix for high-leverage outings as the Rangers push for a postseason spot. Jake Latz was optioned to Round Rock in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Facing hitters again

    Sborz (hamstring) threw a live batting practice session Monday, Jeff Wilson of reports.

    Sborz faced off against two of the Rangers' rehabbing hitters, Josh Jung (thumb) and Adolis Garcia (knee). The Rangers could look to send out Sborz on a brief minor-league rehab assignment before bringing him back from the 15-day injured list, though the organization has yet to announce its plans for the right-handed reliever. Before hitting the IL on Sept. 5, Sborz had compiled a 5.80 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 49.2 innings out of the bullpen this season.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Out with hamstring strain

    Sborz was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a hamstring strain, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Sborz took the loss Monday against Houston after he gave up five earned runs over two-thirds of an inning, which capped off a six-appearance stretch during which he surrendered 13 earned runs. The right-hander had a 3.83 ERA through 36 outings prior to that ugly span, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next couple weeks as he attempts to get healthy.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Faces heart of order

    Sborz struck out one and retired all three batters he faced in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the White Sox.

    Starter Andrew Heaney was pulled from a 1-0 game after giving up a single to lead off the seventh inning with the heart of Chicago's order due up. Texas manager Bruce Bochy chose Sborz to face Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez and Andrew Benintendi, and the reliever dispatched them on nine pitches (seven strikes). The right-hander was recently activated off the injured list, and the manager has him throwing high-leverage innings -- a role Sborz earned with a strong June prior to a biceps injury. Aroldis Chapman and Will Smith followed with perfect innings to protect the shutout.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Makes first appearance off IL

    Sborz struck one over a scoreless inning in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Padres.

    Sborz pitched the ninth inning, his first appearance since being activated off the injured list Friday. The right-hander landed on the IL immediately prior to the All-Star break after giving up nine runs on nine hits (two home runs) and four walks over 3.1 innings. Sborz emerged as a late-inning asset during the month of June and should continue to serve in that role.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Activated from 15-day IL

    Texas activated Sborz (biceps) from the 15-day injured list Friday.

    Sborz will return to the Rangers' bullpen Friday night in San Diego after missing about three weeks because of right biceps tendinitis. He's pitched to a 4.54 ERA and 52:13 K:BB in 37.2 innings this season for the current AL West leaders.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Kicking off rehab assignment

    Sborz (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, reports.

    Sborz, who was placed on the 15-day injured list with right biceps tendinitis July 15, played catch Tuesday. The right-hander had become an important bullpen piece over the last month before the injury flared up.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Out with biceps tendinitis

    Sborz was placed on the 15-day injured list with right biceps tendinitis Saturday.

    The transaction has been backdated to Wednesday, meaning Sborz will be eligible to return in less than two weeks, though that will only be in play if his injury is particularly mild. The injury may explain Sborz's difficult stretch immediately prior to the break, when he allowed nine runs in 3.1 innings. Up to that point, he owned a 2.62 ERA and 0.82 WHIP, so his absence will be a significant one for the Rangers. John King was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Having rough July

    Sborz allowed three runs on five hits while striking out three over one inning in Sunday's 7-2 loss to Washington.

    Sborz entered with two outs and two runners on in the sixth following starter Dane Dunning and gave up three consecutive singles, which turned a 2-1 deficit into 5-1. He then allowed two homers in the seventh and that was it for the right-hander. Sborz, who emerged as a trusted bullpen arm in June (0.55 ERA, 22 strikeouts, 16.1 innings), has gone the opposite direction in July. Sunday's outing was the third time in four games he's allowed three runs. In all, Sborz has allowed nine runs on nine hits and four walks over 3.1 innings this month.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Charged with loss

    Sborz (4-3) took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning against the Astros.

    A reconfigured Texas bullpen had mostly done its job after a rough May, but Sborz didn't have it while pitching in the second of back-to-back appearances. The right-hander, who entered Sunday's game with a 0.49 ERA over the previous 12 outings, has a 16.88 ERA the three times he's pitched without rest.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Moves into setup role

    Sborz allowed one hit over two scoreless innings to earn a hold in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto.

    Sborz entered a one-run game and shut down the Blue Jays in the seventh and eighth innings for his sixth hold. The right-hander hasn't allowed an earned run over his last 11.2 innings. Rangers manager Bruce Bochy appears to have found a solution to a bullpen that wobbled during the month of May. Sborz and Grant Anderson have moved into high-leverage roles, shepherding leads to closer Will Smith. Both Sborz and Anderson typically work multiple innings, so Bochy can alternate his trusted arms for more than three outs nearly every day.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Earns relief win

    Sborz (2-2) earned the win over Seattle on Saturday. He struck out two over two scoreless and hitless relief innings.

    Sborz entered in the fourth inning after starter Andrew Heaney left with none out and the bases loaded. The righty reliever struck out the first batter he faced before giving up a run on a groundout. Sborz has not been immune to recent bullpen struggles but has put together two consecutive strong appearances in which he's struck out four of nine batters without allowing a hit.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Can't hold lead

    Sborz allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one over one-third of an inning in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to Atlanta.

    Jonathan Hernandez struggled his last three appearances, so manager Bruce Bochy opted for Sborz while nursing a 5-3 lead. He walked the leadoff batter before allowing a single and double that tied the game. Brock Burke then surrendered the game-deciding home run to Orlando Arcia in the ninth. Outside of closer Will Smith, the Rangers' bullpen (4.48 ERA, 26th in MLB) has not supported a starting staff that ranks fourth (3.52 ERA). Wednesday's results marked the sixth time Texas held a seventh-inning lead only to end up losing.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Mops up in win

    Sborz allowed one run on one hit and struck out four over two innings in Saturday's 18-3 win over the Athletics.

    He was also part of a rarity, getting an at-bat against a position player -- he struck out looking against Oakland third baseman Jace Peterson. If it's a blowout, Sborz is likely to make an appearance. He entered Saturday with Texas leading by 14. Since coming off the injured list April 14, the right-hander has made four appearances, all in mop-up situations with the Rangers winning or losing by a significant margin.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Activated from injured list

    Sborz was activated from the 15-day injured list by the Rangers on Friday.

    Sborz got a late start to the season due to a sprained ankle, but he's ready to go now. The right-hander will fill a middle-relief role with the Rangers.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Beginning rehab assignment

    The Rangers sent Sborz (ankle) to Triple-A Round Rock on an injury rehabilitation assignment Sunday.

    Sborz is currently on the 15-day injured list with a sprained ankle. The right-hander will likely make a few appearances with the Express before having a chance to rejoin the Rangers bullpen over the weekend. Once activated, he'll likely operate in the middle innings for Texas.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Ankle injury forces IL stint

    The Rangers placed Sborz on the 15-day injured list Wednesday due to a sprained ankle, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Sborz tweaked his ankle either in his final Cactus League appearance March 22 or in a workout at some point thereafter, so he'll be sidelined for at least the first two weeks of the season while he's on the mend. Once healthy, Sborz will likely work in the middle innings out of the bullpen.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Wild on Tuesday

    Sborz allowed three runs on one hit and three walks over a third of an inning in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Cubs.

    Sborz entered in the fourth inning, an indication the Rangers are strongly considering him for a spot on the Opening Day roster. It also doesn't hurt that he's out of minor-league options. The right-hander remained on the 40-man roster over the winter despite his 6.45 ERA last season. The Rangers really like him, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. "He's got the arsenal, all the weapons; it's there. He's just lacked the consistency in the strike zone," manager Bruce Bochy said. What the manager sees is a reliever that fanned 101 batters over 81.1 innings (12.9 K/9) in two seasons with the Rangers, but as indicated by Tuesday's performance, command is the issue; Sborz walked 43 batters in that same span. Bochy said the reliever's got the stuff to pitch late in games, especially relevant with Jose Leclerc (neck) working his way back from injury.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Looking healthy in spring

    Sborz (elbow) has made two Cactus League appearances to date, striking out four over two scoreless innings while working around one hit and one walk.

    Sborz missed the final five weeks of the 2022 campaign with a right elbow sprain, finishing the campaign with a 6.45 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across 22.1 innings for Texas. The injury doesn't look to be anything that has limited him thus far in camp, so Sborz looks as though he'll have a chance to secure a middle-innings role out of the Rangers bullpen heading into Opening Day.

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  • Rangers' Josh Sborz: Shuttered for season

    The Rangers transferred Sborz (elbow) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Thursday.

    The transaction clears room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Jesus Tinoco, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Round Rock ahead of Thursday's game in Boston. The move also ends Sborz's season, as he was first placed on the 15-day IL on Tuesday due to the right elbow sprain. The 28-year-old reliever made 19 appearances for Texas, churning out a 6.45 ERA and 1.61 WHIP while striking out 32 over 22.1 innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Age: 29
School: Virginia
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R