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Twins Add Guardado To Bullpen

The Twins added depth to their bullpen Monday, acquiring lefthander Eddie Guardado from the Rangers for minor league righthander Mark Hamburger, as reported by Yahoo.com.

Guardado has appeared in 55 games for the Rangers this season, going 3-3 with a 3.65 ERA.

Via yahoo.com

Rangers' Kinsler Could Be Out For Season

Texas Rangers' second baseman Ian Kinsler could be out for the season if he needs surgery to repair a sports hernia, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Kinsler will see a specialist as early as Tuesday and could have season-ending surgery this week.

The Rangers placed him on the disabled list, and he admitted that he has prepared himself mentally for "season-ending" surgery.

"There is a lot of stuff I still wanted to accomplish," Kinsler said. "You prepare to play the whole season, and when it's cut short, well, it's not what you expect to have happen at all. I'm having a great season. I wanted to steal the MVP from [Josh] Hamilton. I guess I'll just have to do it again next year."

Via The Dallas Morning News

Red Sox Score 10-Runs In 1st, Beat Rangers 19-17

Boston Manager Terry Francona watched the Red Sox' 10-run lead disappear and searched for a new strategy as the numbers on the scoreboard started to resemble a football game.

In one of the wildest games of the season, Kevin Youkilis? go-ahead homer sent Boston to a 19-17 win after the Texas Rangers fought back from a 10-run first inning Tuesday night that included a pair of three-run homers by David Ortiz, according to an Associated Press report.

Via AP

Davis, Stewart Named Top Rookie For July

Texas Rangers first baseman Chris Davis and Colorado Rockies infielder Ian Stewart have been named the July recipients of the Rookie of the Month Awards presented by Gillette.

In 25 games last month, Davis hit .303 (30-99), led all Major League rookies with eight home runs, and was tied for first among all rookies with 16 RBI. Davis, a fifth round selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, added eight doubles, a triple, and 23 runs scored with a .646 slugging percentage and a .337 on-base percentage.

In 12 games last month, Stewart led all N.L. rookies with a .432 (19-for-44) batting average and 15 RBI. The 23-year-old infielder added one home run, five doubles and eight runs scored with a .614 slugging percentage and a .519 on-base percentage for the Rockies. Stewart, the 10th overall selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft from La Quinta High School (CA), recorded a hit in 11 of the 12 games he appeared in, including four, two-hit games and two, three-hit games.

Via RealGM Staff Report

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