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Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Out of Sunday's lineup
Thompson is not in Sunday's lineup against the Guardians.
Thompson, who is hitting .292 with 21 strikeouts, four walks and nine steals in 22 games this month, has started three of the last five games for Texas. Kole Calhoun is starting at designated hitter while Adolis Garcia mans right field.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Closes in on 20 steals
Thompson went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Guardians.
Thompson led off the fifth inning with a single and stole his 17th base, putting himself in scoring position with none out, but the top of the lineup couldn't deliver him. He's attempted nine steals over the last 13 games, putting him on pace to reach 20 steals over the final 12 contests of the season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Heads to bench Thursday
Thompson is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels.
Thompson is hitting .293/.339/.345 with zero home runs and eight steals through 19 games in September. Kole Calhoun will enter the lineup Thursday and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Gets on base, steals bag
Thompson went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.
Thompson stole his 16th base of the season in the third inning, reaching second base with one out, but the Rangers could not deliver him home. It was his sixth steal in the last eight games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Caught stealing in ninth
Thompson entered Wednesday's game as a pinch runner and was caught stealing in the Rangers' 8-7 loss to the Athletics.
Thompson ran for Nathaniel Lowe in the ninth inning and nearly got himself into scoring position. He appeared to have successfully stolen second base but over-slid the bag and was ruled out via video review. It was just the second time in 17 attempts that Thompson's been caught stealing this year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Not starting Wednesday
Thompson isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Oakland.
Thompson is getting a rare day off after he went 0-for-7 with two runs, a steal, a walk and three strikeouts over the last two games. Adolis Garcia will take his place in right field and bat cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Adds SB in nightcap
Thompson went 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in a 10-6 loss to the Marlins in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
After swiping his 14th bag in the matinee, Thompson followed up with his 15th in the nightcap. He's been on a spree of late, notching five steals over four games. Thompson's wringing a lot of value from an unsustainable .419 BABIP, which props up a .288 average and .342 OBP.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Swipes 14th bag
Thompson went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a 3-2 win over the Marlins in the first game of Monday's doubleheader.
The 24-year-old rookie is up to 14 steals in 15 attempts through his first 34 big-league games, including four in the last three contests. Thompson is also swinging a hot bat, collecting six hits with three doubles in the last four games and batting .339 (19-for-56) over his last 18.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Moves to right field
Thompson started in right field and went 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 11-7 loss to Toronto.
Thompson's made a home in left field since being called up in August but moved to right field the last two games to make room for Josh Smith. Right field is normally the spot of Adolis Garcia, who was held out of the starting lineup Friday and moved to designated hitter Saturday. It's unclear if interim manager Tony Beasley plans a platoon in left field between Thompson and Smith. If that were the case, the right-hitting Thompson would be on the short side of the job share.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Scores lone run
Thompson went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 9-1 loss to Boston.
Thompson was responsible for the Rangers' lone run in the third inning, putting himself in scoring position by stealing second base and coming home on a Corey Seager single. An inning later, following a walk, he was picked off first base, so the outfielder is looking to run any time he gets on base. The swipe was Thompson's 10th over 25 games since having his contract selected from Triple-A Round Rock.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: On base three times
Thompson went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 9-8 loss to Boston.
Thompson stole his ninth base in 24 games and is proving to be a valuable late-season addition for fantasy rosters. He has just four walks during his time in the majors but is getting on base at a .388 clip since mid-August while benefiting from a .392 BABIP.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Launches first MLB homer
Thompson went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Houston.
Thompson tattooed a Framber Valdez sinker, sending it 433 feet out above the fence in left field. It was the first home run in the majors for Thompson, who's known more for his 70-grade speed and rarely gets to jog around the bases. Not letting the homer get to his head, Thompson laid down a bunt single on his next plate appearance. This was Thompson's 11th start in left field over the last 14 contests, including six against right-handed starters. It's safe to assume he's moved ahead of Kole Calhoun as the primary left fielder.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Sits after four straight starts
Thompson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Thompson had started in each of the past four games, but the latter two starts came against left-handed pitching while the lefty-hitting Kole Calhoun took a seat. Unless the Rangers decide to limit Calhoun's opportunities against right-handed pitching, Thompson looks like he may be limited to a short-side platoon role in the Texas outfield. Leody Taveras and Adolis Garcia are locked into everyday roles at the Rangers' other two spots in the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Swipes eighth bag
Thompson pinch ran and stole a base in a 9-8 loss Sunday against Detroit.
Thompson ran for Nathaniel Lowe in the ninth inning and immediately stole a base. It was his eighth theft in as many tries in his 21 games with the Rangers. Combined between the majors and Triple-A, the speedster has swiped 57 bags in 60 attempts through 101 games. He's started 19 of 23 games since joining Texas and should continue to see regular playing time.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Steals bag in win
Thompson went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Friday's 7-6 win over the Tigers.
Thompson's second-inning steal was his fourth in the last eight games and seventh since his contract was selected earlier this month. If he gets on base, Thompson will run. He's posted a .390 OBP over the last 12 contests, but that's fueled largely by a .405 BABIP; Thompson has just three walks over 68 plate appearances (4.6 BB%).... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: On bench again vs. righty
Thompson remains out of the lineup for Monday's game in Minnesota.
The righty-hitting Thompson's absence from the lineup for a second straight game in which the Rangers have faced a right-handed pitcher (Sonny Gray) seemingly confirms that he'll move into a short-side platoon role in the wake of the lefty-hitting Kole Calhoun coming off the injured list Sunday. Since making his MLB debut Aug. 4, Thompson has provided five stolen bases in 16 games but has offered little else (.250 average, zero home runs, five RBI and three runs).... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: May fall into platoon role
Thompson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Since his Aug. 4 call-up from Triple-A Round Rock, Thompson had started in all but one of the Rangers' subsequent 16 games while slashing .250/.304/.269 with five stolen bases, five RBI and two runs. At least against right-handed pitching, the righty-hitting Thompson's run of regular starts looks like it could come to an end, as the Rangers reinstated lefty-hitting corner outfielder Kole Calhoun (heel) from the 10-day injured list Sunday. Calhoun, Leody Taveras and Adolis Garcia will likely form Texas' outfield from left to right in most games against right-handed pitching moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Steals fourth base Wednesday
Thompson went 1-for-4 with one steal in Wednesday's 7-2 loss against Oakland.
Thompson showed off his legs in the second inning as he reached base via a bunt single and then proceeded to steal second base. The speedy outfielder now has four stolen bases for Texas after swiping 49 bags at Triple-A Round Rock this season. Thompson also hit .301 with Round Rock compared to his .238 average in the majors thus far, so it is possible he could provide value in both batting average and stolen bases down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Delivers two-out run
Thompson went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Monday's 2-1 win over the Athletics.
Thompson brought Leody Taveras home from third base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to provide the game-winning run. He's hit safely and knocked in runs in three straight games. The 24-year-old rookie has made a small splash as a base-stealer, having swiped three bags over his first 10 games in the majors, but is having an issue getting on base (one walk, .270 OBP) while striking out too much (39.5 K%).... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Bubba Thompson: Not in Friday's lineup
Thompson isn't starting Friday against the Mariners.
Thompson started the last seven games and hit .160 with a double, an RBI, three stolen bases and 10 strikeouts. However, he'll get a breather while Josh Smith takes over in left field.... See More ... See Less
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