Álex Cláudio

#58RP,
W
1
L
0
ERA
2.86
K
9
BB
4
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 160
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born:
College: None
Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Draft: 2010 27th round by the
  • What makes a good manager? Rangers GM Jon Daniels explains
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    What makes a good manager? Rangers GM Jon Daniels explains

    Across the way from John Farrell in the Rangers dugout this series is a manager who was voted the American League’s best in his first year at the helm, 2015. Jeff Banister is one of three full-time skippers Rangers president Jon Daniels has had in his time running the Rangers. Much has been made about how Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski views the manager’s job: that in-game management isn’t the most important, but running the clubhouse is. How does another top baseball exec look at it? Daniels explained on the CSNNE Baseball Show podcast. “I think manager’s an enormous role,” Daniels said. “Huge importance, I don’t buy into any of the sort of snarky commentary. … What I think

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    Numbers may not show it, but Rougned Odor's bat could be headed in the right direction

    Odor entered Friday hitting .210 and with the seventh-lowest OPS (.610) in the AL. He has warmed up a bit recently in terms of results, going 6 for 24 (.250) on the current road trip. Banister said he's seen an improvement in Odor's peripheral statistics, such as his rate of swinging at and missing pitches outside of the zone and his rate of hard-hit balls. For the season, Odor has chased 8.23 percent of the pitches he's been thrown, compared with 6.49 at this point last year. He's also hit fewer line drives than at this point a year ago (30 vs. 33) despite seeing about 100 more total pitches. Odor's average exit velocity for the season, however, is up over where it was through May 25, 2016:

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    Weird umpire replay mistake helps Red Sox to record-tying 20 Ks

    BOSTON - There's something about Boston Red Sox pitchers and 20-strikeout games. There have been six major-league games with that many strikeouts and the Red Sox made the list for the third time, fanning that many Texas Rangers for a 6-2 victory Thursday night and a sweep of the three-game series. Five Boston pitchers combined on the 20 strikeouts with starter Drew Pomeranz getting 11 in six innings and closer Craig Kimbrel getting four in the ninth when the leadoff batter reached on a wild pitch strike three. Boston's Roger Clemens twice reached 20 strikeouts by himself. "His stuff is nasty. What he is doing right now I have never seen anything like that," Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes said of