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Rangers' Leody Taveras: Avoids arbitration
Taveras and the Rangers agreed on a one-year, $2.55 million deal Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Taveras provides strong defense in center field and was almost a league average hitter (98 wRC+) in his age-24 season. He projects to once again hit double-digit homers with double-digit steals while hitting towards the bottom of the Rangers' lineup.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Moves up to five spot
Taveras has been moved up to the fifth spot in the lineup for Friday's ALCS Game 5 against the Astros.
Rangers skipper Bruce Bochy has made a few lineup changes as his team looks to regain the series edge. One of those shifts is moving up Taveras, who is 9-for-28 with one home run and three stolen bases in nine contests this postseason.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Crushes home run in victory
Taveras went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Taveras's deep shot marked the first of his postseason career, as he took Justin Verlander deep on a slider left over the heart of the plate to add an insurance run in the fifth inning. The switch-hitting outfielder doesn't typically depend on power for his scoring, slugging a modest 14 home runs in 143 regular-season games. However, he has hit well in the playoffs so far, slashing .333/.440/.524 in 21 at-bats with five runs, three RBI, two stolen bases and Sunday's home run.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Pops homer Thursday
Taveras went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners.
Taveras opened the scoring with his third-inning blast. The outfielder has been solid in September, batting .321 (25-for-78), but he's added just two homers, three stolen bases and eight RBI over 25 contests this month. For the year, he's at a respectable .269/.314/.426 slash line with 14 long balls, 66 RBI, 67 runs scored and 14 steals through 140 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Goes yard in win
Taveras went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 9-8 win over the Mariners.
Taveras took Bryan Woo deep in the fourth inning for one of three home runs the Rangers hit off him in the frame. The 24-year-old outfielder struggled out of the All-Star break, slashing .195/.228/.322 through August. He's managed to turn things around in September by slashing .365/.438/.492 with seven RBI, 11 runs and a 9:12 BB:K in 21 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Back in action
Taveras (hand) returned to the lineup Saturday against the Guardians.
Taveras was held out of both Thursday's and Friday's games with a sore hand. He'll return after the brief absence to hit eighth and man center field.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Enters as pinch hitter
Taveras (hand) entered Thursday's game as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning of a 9-2 win over Toronto.
Taveras took the first pitch then laid down a sacrifice bunt on the second, which placed less stress on his sore left hand than swinging away might have. The 25-year-old outfielder has been on the bench for three straight games but was slashing .375/.419/.475 in September prior to picking up the injury.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Sitting again Friday
Taveras (hand) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Guardians.
Taveras appeared off the bench in Thursday's series finale versus the Blue Jays, but he remains limited due to soreness in his left hand. Evan Carter will get another start in center field for the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Remains sidelined Thursday
Taveras (undisclosed) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Taveras was scratched from the Rangers' lineup Wednesday for undisclosed reasons and will sit again Thursday as Evan Carter patrols center field. Taveras had gone 15-for-37 (.405) with three steals over his last 10 games prior to the back-to-back absences.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Out with sore hand
Taveras is out of the lineup again Thursday versus the Blue Jays due to a sore left hand, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
There is finally an explanation as to why Taveras was scratched Wednesday and remains absent Thursday. It's nothing serious, though, and he'll aim to return to action in Friday's series opener at Cleveland. Evan Carter has been covering center field for the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Scratched Wednesday
Taveras was scratched from the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays for undisclosed reasons.
The 25-year-old was initially penciled in to make his 23rd straight start in center field, but he'll instead open Wednesday's contest on the bench. It's unclear if Taveras is dealing with an injury or if manager Bruce Bochy simply opted for a late lineup change.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Steals base in win
Taveras went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Monday's 10-4 win over Toronto.
Taveras, who extended an on-base streak to nine games, swiped his 14th base of the season and third during the streak. Normally the ninth hitter in the order, Taveras has been moved up the last four contests. He's batted sixth three times and seventh on another occasion, going 7-for-15 with two walks during that stretch. His elevated spot in the lineup should persist in the short term with both Josh Jung (thumb) and Adolis Garcia (knee) unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Coming out of slump
Taveras went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's 3-2 win over Oakland.
Taveras had a second consecutive multi-hit game and third in the last four. The outfielder is breaking out in September after a rough stretch since the All-Star break. Taveras had a .550 OPS from mid-July to the end of August but is 11-for-28 (.393) with a .933 OPS in eight September games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Swipes two bags in loss
Taveras went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in an extra-inning loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Taveras was one of two Rangers with multiple hits in the contest, knocking two singles from the bottom of the order. He swiped second base after singling in each of the fourth and seventh frames but was stranded on the basepaths each time. Taveras didn't steal any bases during a rough August in which he slashed .188/.218/.323 with a 4:27 K:BB over 26 games. However, Saturday's pair of thefts pushed his season total to a new career high of 13.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: On bench Friday
Taveras is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.
J.P. Martinez will start in center field and bat seventh for the Rangers. Taveras went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's series finale against the Angels and is slashing just .170/.182/.283 in 56 plate appearances since the calendar flipped to August.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Receives rare day off
Taveras is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.
Taveras has a .521 OPS in 105 at-bats since the All-Star break and will head to the bench Tuesday after starting 32 consecutive contests. J.P. Martinez will take over in center field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Slumping since break
Taveras went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to the Athletics.
Taveras went 1-for-11 in the three-game set against Oakland. The outfielder is slashing .191/.221/.315 since the All-Star break. That stretch includes 28 strikeouts in 95 plate appearances (29.5 K%).... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Steals base in loss
Taveras went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Padres.
Taveras stole his 11th base in 91 games, matching the career-high mark set in 2022, when he pilfered 11 over 99 contests. The outfielder has hit safely in four straight games with a double and three RBI.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
|Birthplace: Tenares, Dominican Republic
|Bats/Throws: S, R