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Top Cody Bradford News

  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Will pitch Friday

    Bradford is set to follow Dane Dunning in the Rangers' Cactus League opener against the Royals on Friday, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports.

    The left-hander made his MLB debut in 2023 after spending time with Triple-A Round Rock. He bounced between the minors and majors during the regular season, and he worked as both a starter and reliever with the big club. Bradford finished last season with a 4-3 record for Texas while accruing a 5.30 ERA, 51 strikeouts and 12 walks over 56 innings. He's looking to lock down a spot at the back end of the Rangers' starting rotation during spring training.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Earns first postseason win

    Bradford secured the win in Sunday's 11-8 victory over the Orioles in Game 2 of the ALDS, allowing three hits across 3.2 scoreless innings. He struck out four.

    Bradford entered the game in the fifth inning tasked with protecting a five-run lead and rose to the challenge to earn the first postseason victory of his career. His best work of the outing came in the seventh inning, when he was able to retire the side on just nine pitches, notching two strikeouts. The southpaw entered the postseason in the midst of a rough stretch, pitching to a 7.31 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 14 strikeouts across 16 innings in September.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Joins playoff roster

    Bradford is listed on the Rangers' roster for their ALDS matchup with the Orioles, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    After being left off Texas' wild-card roster, Bradford will rejoin the bullpen for the AL Divisional Series, replacing Grant Anderson. Bradford posted a 5.30 ERA and 121 WHIP through 56 major-league innings in the regular season, and he's given up 13 runs over 16 frames since being recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Sept. 1.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Lit up in start

    Bradford (4-3) allowed six runs on seven hits and struck out three without walking a batter over four innings, taking the loss Tuesday versus the Angels.

    Bradford was initially expected to serve as an opener, but he ended up covering the most innings of the Rangers' four pitchers Tuesday. He struggled right out of the gate, allowing a three-run home run to Brandon Drury in the first inning. Bradford now has a 5.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 49:12 K:BB through 54.1 innings over 19 outings (eight starts) this season. He's given up 12 runs over his last seven innings, but he may be needed to make another appearance against the Mariners this weekend with the Rangers' rotation a bit thin.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Serving as opener Tuesday

    Bradford will serve as the Rangers' opening pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Angels.

    Bradford worked into the fourth inning during his last opportunity as an opener, so he may be asked to eat a few innings before Texas turns the game over to the bullpen. He owns a 4.65 ERA,1.19 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB across 50.1 frames this season.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Opening pitcher Sunday

    Bradford will serve as Texas' opening pitcher in Sunday's game against the Guardians, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports.

    Bradford threw 42 pitches over 2.2 innings of relief Thursday at Toronto and will probably be asked to cover only the first two or three frames Sunday at Cleveland. The 25-year-old left-hander has posted an overall 3.80 ERA and 44:12 K:BB across 47.1 major-league innings this season with the Rangers.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Tagged with six runs

    Bradford (4-2) yielded six runs on seven hits over three-plus innings Sunday, striking out two and taking a loss against Cleveland.

    Bradford looked strong through three shutout frames before a disastrous fourth inning. He coughed up six straight hits and was charged with six runs during the Guardians' nine-run frame. Bradford was riding a 7.1-inning scoreless streak entering Sunday but saw his ERA jump to 4.65 through 50.1 innings.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Recalled from Round Rock

    Texas recalled Bradford from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

    Sam Huff is the other September call-up for the Rangers. Bradford carries a 4.50 ERA and 37:11 K:BB in 40 innings this season at the major-league level and will likely slide into a long relief role.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Optioned to minors

    Bradford was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

    Bradford pitched well in spot duty his past two outings with three earned runs allowed across eight innings, and he'll head down to the minors with Texas' trade acquisitions joining the active roster. The 25-year-old has a 4.50 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 37:11 K:BB across 40 innings this season, and it's likely only a matter of time before he rejoins the big-league bullpen.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Fans five in no-decision

    Bradford allowed one run on four hits and three walks over three innings in Sunday's loss to San Diego. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.

    Bradford limited the damage to just one run despite finding himself in a couple of jams in his short outing. He's been a solid bulk-innings option for Texas lately; he registered a 3.48 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 20.2 innings in July. Bradford will likely move back to a more traditional bullpen role after the Rangers' recent acquisitions of Max Scherzer and Jordan Montgomery.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Starting Sunday

    Bradford will start Sunday's game against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    The left-hander allowed two runs over five frames in bulk relief Tuesday and will work as a traditional starter for Sunday's series finale in San Diego, with Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) missing a second straight turn through the rotation. Even with Eovaldi's availability up in the air for the near future, it'll likely just be a spot start for Bradford since the Rangers acquired Max Scherzer from the Mets on Saturday.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Delivers five solid frames

    Bradford gave up two runs on six hits and no walks across five innings during Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Houston. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

    The left-hander was initially expected to start Tuesday but was instead used in a bulk role behind opener Yerry Rodriguez. Bradford surrendered a pair of solo homers but was otherwise able to keep the Astros off the board. The Rangers had an open rotation spot Tuesday with Nathan Eovaldi (rest) having his turn skipped, and Bradford should return to a more traditional relief role with team off days on deck Thursday and Monday.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Not starting after all

    Bradford will not start for the Rangers on Tuesday in Houston as initially reported.

    Bradford could wind up going multiple innings as a bulk reliever, but the Rangers have opted to open with Yerry Rodriguez. The Astros will be going with a traditional starter in J.P. France.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Getting start Tuesday

    Bradford will start for the Rangers on Tuesday in Houston, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    It's Nathan Eovaldi's spot, but the Rangers have opted to skip Eovaldi's turn in the rotation after he's experienced a recent dip in velocity. Half of Bradford's appearances for Texas this season have been starts and he was used as a starter at Triple-A Round Rock, but lately he's been used more in relief, including last Friday when he went 1.1 innings versus the Dodgers. Thus, this could be more like an extended opener situation. Owen White would seem to be a candidate to eat up some innings in relief.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Claims win in relief

    Bradford (2-1) picked up the win in Sunday's 6-5 victory over the Guardians after covering three innings out of the bullpen and allowing two runs on three hits and no walks. He struck out four.

    Bradford made a five-inning start during the Rangers' final series of the first half in Washington, but he looks like he'll work in relief for the foreseeable future after Texas opened its post-All-Star-break schedule with a five-man rotation. The rookie owns a respectable 4.55 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 29.2 innings in the majors this season and should be the Rangers' top option for a spot start should the team lose a rotation option at any point.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Collects first MLB win

    Bradford (1-1) picked up the win in Friday's 7-2 victory over the Nationals, allowing one run on five hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out one.

    While he wasn't dominant, the rookie southpaw generated plenty of soft contact en route to his first career big-league win. Bradford has a 2.70 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB through 16,2 innings over five appearances (three starts) since the beginning of June, and he's the Rangers' top option right now as a sixth starter/swingman, a role which gives him some fantasy appeal considering the strength of the offense supporting him.

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  • Rangers' Cody Bradford: Likely to start Friday

    Bradford will likely be the Rangers' starter Friday against Washington, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Assuming Bradford isn't needed out of the bullpen Thursday against Boston, he will make his fifth start of the season Friday. HIs start will push Andrew Heaney's next outing to Saturday, and Martin Perez's turn in the rotation will be skipped. Bradford holds a 4.98 ERA and 1.15 WHIP through 21.2 innings this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Aledo, TX
Age: 26
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L