Joe Saunders 47 | Pitcher

Texas Rangers

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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Saunders had to cut his bullpen session short Wednesday after feeling renewed pain in his left ankle, reports. Impact: An MRI, performed after the abbreviated bullpen session, cleared Saunders of any structural damage but did show a bone bruise. It seems a return from the disabled list Sunday is no longer on the table, as Saunders will take a few days off before being re-evaluated.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Saunders (ankle) was slated for a bullpen session Monday but nonetheless expects to take the mound when he's first eligible for activation from the disabled list Sunday against the White Sox, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Impact: Saunders took a line drive to his ankle on Apr. 4, resulting in swollen ankle and his subsequent placement on the DL. At the moment, Robbie Ross is tentatively on the slate for Saunders' hope-for return to action, leaving the Rangers with a rotation shakeup to make in the near future.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Saunders cut short a bullpen session Wednesday because of pain in his left ankle. Impact: Saunders has been on the disabled list since getting hit by a line drive in his only start, April 4 at Tampa Bay. An MRI showed only a bone bruise. The Rangers said Saunders had persistent pain after "he started to ramp it up" during his session Wednesday. He will try another bullpen session in a few days. (STATS, 1:53am)
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Saunders (ankle) has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to April 5, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. Impact: Saunders expressed confidence on Sunday that he would make his next scheduled start, but that notion was shut down on Monday, as he'll land on the disabled list. He'll have just over a week to rest his swollen ankle before returning to the mound, but if the Rangers end up calling up Colby Lewis to be their fifth starter, Saunders may not get that chance. Alexi Ogando would be another potential candidate to make a spot start, if necessary.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Saunders (ankle) is confident he'll make his next start. It's not a sure thing, however, that the Rangers will opt to use him, given that the team has a deadline whether to call up Colby Lewis and put him into the rotation the day before Saunders is due to pitch. Impact: Saunders was able to play catch Saturday, one day after leaving his start with a bruised ankle. "It's a little swollen," Saunders said. "Not a lot, but a little bit. We've got some color in there. I think it's just bruised. It's not great, but it's OK."(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Saunders, who was hit by a line drive Friday, has a bruised ankle after X-rays were negative, the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: The bruised ankle may cause him to miss his next start but the Rangers will wait a couple of days before making that determination. Alexi Ogando may be called upon should Saunders miss a start.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Saunders left Friday's game after taking a line drive off the outside of his left ankle, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Considering Saunders had already given up four runs on six hits and three walks through just 3.2 innings, he probably wasn't long for this game anyway. He will have X-rays.(RotoWire, )
Joe Saunders
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 225  Age: 32
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 6/16/1981, Springfield, Virginia
College: Virginia Tech
Debut: 2005
Salary: $500,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Bruised elft ankle)