The Rangers will be without pitcher Derek Holland until at least mid-June after the left-hander was put on the 60-day disabled list Saturday, a day after he went only one inning in the home opener because of a shoulder injury.
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Derek Holland, the Rangers' best starting pitcher with Yu Darvish out for the season, won't pick up a baseball for at least a month because of a left shoulder strain.
Holland left Friday's home opener after just nine pitches because he felt tightness behind the shoulder on his last warm-up pitch before the game started.
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.
The San Diego Padres are monitoring the trade market for a potential upgrade at shortstop.
The Padres have been very active under new general manager A.J. Preller and aren't done, according to rival executives.
San Diego currently features the duo of Alexi Amarista and Clint Barmes at shortstop.
Starlin Castro of the Chicago Cubs and Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers may be available.
The Texas Rangers have released Ryan Ludwick from his Minor League contract.
Ludwick was informed last week that he would not make the Opening Day roster.
In 400 plate appearances, he hit .244/.308/.375 with nine home runs over the last two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds.
For the second straight year, Russell Wilson made a one-day appearance with the Texas Rangers.
"It's an honor to be here," Wilson said. "Growing up as a kid, I always had a dream of playing two sports, so I'm thankful for this opportunity to play with these big leaguers and to take ground balls with them.
"The first sport I ever played as a kid was baseball, so it's been important to me my entire life."
Wilson took infield practice and turned double plays like he did last spring. However, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback also took batting practice and even homered once.
"I was able to stay back on one and drive it to left-center field," Wilson said. "There's something special about throwing a touchdown because it's so hard to throw touchdowns but hitting a home run is a good feeling, too."
The Texas Rangers have selected Yovani Gallardo to start on Opening Day.
Yu Darvish would likely have made the start, but he had Tommy John surgery on March 17.
Gallardo has started on Opening Day the past five years for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Rangers acquired Gallardo via trade in January.
The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.
The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.
The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.
The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.
The Milwaukee Brewers traded Yovani Gallardo to the Texas Rangers this offseason, giving the right-hander a chance to pitch closer to his hometown of Fort Worth.
"I'm not the first one or the last to be traded," Gallardo said. "I look at it like a new chapter in my career."
Gallardo went 89-64 with a 3.69 ERA in eight seasons with the Brewers.
"I'd been with the Brewers since day one, since I got drafted, but the guys in the clubhouse [in Texas] are great and great teammates," said Gallardo. "They took me right in. They like to have fun, but also know how to take care of business."
The Frisco RoughRiders will wear 'Full House' themed jerseys in June this season to honor the popular 1990s sitcom, which was based in San Francisco.
The jerseys will be worn on June 12 and Dave Coulier, who played Uncle Joey on the show, will be in attendance.
The RoughRiders are a Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.