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About Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller



Ben Rolfe - RotoBaller has written 778 articles so far, you can find them below.


Matt Moore Successful in Homecoming

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore made the most of his return to Tropicana Field with six strikeouts and zero earned runs given up in seven innings. Moore had been terrible leading into Tuesday night, with 12 earned runs allowed in 12 1/3 innings and just nine strikeouts. He has been unable to be a... Read More

1 year ago

Danny Duffy Dominates Blue Jays

In the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy continued to turn his season around. Duffy struggled early in 2018, giving up eight earned runs in 9 2/3 innings with just eight strikeouts in his first two starts. In his last two starts, he has 15 strikeouts and has allowed... Read More

1 year ago

Clay Buchholz Assigned to Double-A

Following time in extended spring training, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (forearm) has been assigned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Buchholz is looking to try and restart his career after missing most of 2017 following surgery on his right forearm. He has an opt-out on May 1, so expect to see the Royals make... Read More

1 year ago

Renato Nunez Claimed by the Rangers

Outfielder Renato Nunez was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers Sunday. Nunez was added to the 25-man roster at the expense of Ryan Rua on Monday. Nunez goes straight into the lineup for Monday's game, hitting sixth and playing in left field. Nunez has not had much success so far in just 31 major... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Rua Optioned to Triple-A

Texas Rangers outfielder Ryan Rua was optioned to Triple-A Monday to make space for Renato Nunez. Rua has failed to build on his promising rookie season where he hit .295 in 109 plate appearances. Since then, he has failed to hit above .258 in any season. Across five seasons, he has hit 18 home runs... Read More

2 years ago


Salvador Perez Hits Home Run in First Rehab Outing

In his first rehab outing with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, Salvador Perez cleared the fences. This was Perez's first official game of the year after injuring himself in spring training. This season, the Royals catchers are hitting just .184, so this will be a welcome sight for the Royals. It is expected that Perez will need... Read More

2 years ago

Tony Sanchez Acquired By Rangers

The Texas Rangers acquired Tony Sanchez from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday afternoon. Sanchez has been assigned to Triple-A, where he will share catching duties with recently-acquired Cameron Rupp. In his major league career, Sanchez has hit .257 with four home runs in 156 career plate appearances. His minor league numbers are actually worse with... Read More

2 years ago

Bartolo Colon Strikes Out Seven

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning on Sunday night against the Astros. He gave up a walk and a hit to the first two hitters in the eighth and his superb outing ended in a no-decision. Colon struck out seven, giving up one hit and one walk... Read More

2 years ago

Nomar Mazara Returns to Rangers Line-up

After a day off with neck stiffness, Nomar Mazara returned to the Texas Rangers line-up Sunday. Mazara hit third in the line-up and was the team’s designated hitter. The quick return to the line-up is certainly promising in suggesting the neck problem will not be a long-term issue. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on... Read More

2 years ago

Nomar Mazara Out With Stiff Neck

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara had a day off on Saturday after feeling a stiffness in his neck during Friday's game. Mazara is officially day-to-day, but, considering that the Rangers were hopeful that he might be available off the bench last night, it does not look likely that he will out for long. Mazara has... Read More

2 years ago


Mike Minor Has A Rough Outing

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Mike Minor had a good start to the season, but that came to a screeching halt on Saturday. Minor gave up five earned runs in five innings against the Astros, getting a no-decision in Texas' extra inning win. Converting back to a starting role is always going to have its ups... Read More

2 years ago

Rangers to Call Up Ronald Guzman

Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman will be added to the 25-man roster following shortstop Elvis Andrus' (elbow) move to the disabled list. Guzman has mostly played at first base throughout his minor league career with a handful of outings in left field. In 2018, Guzman has hit .412 with four strikeouts and four walks... Read More

2 years ago

Jorge Soler Moves Up the Batting Order

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Soler hit second for the Royals in Thursday night's game with the Los Angeles Angels. Whit Merrifield hit fifth, opening up the spot for Soler to move into. Unfortunately, Soler did not grab the opportunity, striking out four times in four at-bats. In his career, Soler has hit second in... Read More

2 years ago

Danny Duffy Looks Good Against Mariners

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy rebounded from a rough start this season with a seven-strikeout performance against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. Duffy gave up just one earned run in 5 1/3 innings but did walk three batters. Duffy has had a rough start to the season with a 5.40 ERA and eight... Read More

2 years ago

Elvis Andrus Fractures Elbows

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (elbow) was struck by a pitch from Keynan Middleton in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday. X-Rays confirmed Andrus fractured his elbow, but the exact time frame will not be known until he can be further assessed. Andrus is hitting .327 on the season with two home runs, five... Read More

2 years ago


Isiah Kiner-Falefa Called up to the Majors

Texas Rangers infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa was added to the 25-man roster following Rougned Odor’s move to the disabled list. Kiner-Falefa has logged time at five different positions in 2017 and 2018, including catcher, second base and third base. His flexibility should provide plenty of opportunities for him to be part of the Rangers lineup. In... Read More

2 years ago

Jakob Junis Quickly Becoming a Must-Add Pitcher

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis had a strong outing in his start against Seattle. The Royals pitcher threw seven shutout innings. Only three strikeouts is less than ideal, and he has never been a huge strikeout pitcher. In his career, Junis has averaged 7.13 strikeouts per nine innings and managed 7.32 in the... Read More

2 years ago

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