Texas Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo and right-handed reliever Matt Bush are both in the concussion protocol and will not travel with the team to Anaheim after colliding in Sunday's game, the team announced. Gallo suffered a bloody nose and swollen upper lip and Bush a bruised right knee when they ran into each other while chasing an eighth-inning popup during a 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Gallo is tied for second in the American League with 35 home runs while batting .205 for the Rangers. Bush has thrown 47? innings out of the bullpen for Texas, with a 3.04 ERA and 53 strikeouts.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Bartolo Colón has faced a lot of teams over his 20-year career. With the Minnesota Twins’ 12-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colón became the 18th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to defeat all 30 clubs. Colón turned in just an average performance, giving up four runs in six innings, but was helped immensely by his offense.
Episode 149 is now available for your listening pleasure. Here is this week’s rundown: We recap the Texas Rangers series deciding that Derek Holland and vast majority of the bullpen pitchers are toast. Is there anyone that manager Rick Renteria can count on? With the fringe relievers failing there has been some good moments from the fringe position players, such as Nicky Delmonico. Has Delmonico made a good enough first impression to convince the White Sox to pencil him on the next year’s 25-man roster? Or, is it still to early yet to tell? Preview the upcoming debut starts for Carson Fulmer and Lucas Giolito. Our guest this week is Greg Goldstein, prospect writer for Baseball Prospectus. Greg