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Lynn named Rangers' opening day starter over Minor, Kluber

Veteran right-hander Lance Lynn has been named the Texas Rangers' starter on opening day, a game that will be played more than four months after manager Chris Woodward actually made that decision.

Woodward revealed his choice Thursday. The hard-throwing Lynn got the nod ahead of All-Star lefty Mike Minor and Corey Kluber, the two-time AL Cy Young winner Texas acquired in a December trade from Cleveland.

The manager had planned to make the announcement March 13, but that ended up being the day after MLB abruptly shut down spring training because of the coronavirus. The season opener will be July 23 or 24, but the Rangers don't know where or who they will play since baseball hasn't released the 60-game schedule for the pandemic-delayed and shortened season.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Santana.283
HR: R. Odor30
RBI: R. Odor93
SB: E. Andrus31
W: L. Lynn16
ERA: M. Minor3.59
Saves: J. Leclerc14
K: L. Lynn246
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .248 (17)
Runs: 810 (12)
Hits: 1374 (17)
Home Runs: 223 (17)
Stolen Bases: 131 (1)
OBP: .319 (19)
SLG: .431 (16)
Total Bases: 2387 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.06 (24)
Runs Allowed: 878 (25)
Saves: 33 (23)
Strikeouts: 1379 (20)
OpBA: .269 (26)
OBP: .342 (27)
SLG: .464 (25)
Run Support: 5.07 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/28 B. Burke Placed on 60-Day IL (Left shoulder surgery - out for season)
6/28 A. García Sent to Minors
6/27 M. Duffy Released
6/26 B. Flynn Released
5/30 A. Bibens-Dirkx Released
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/28 B. Burke Left shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
6/24 J. Rodríguez Strained left lat muscle (day-to-day)
4/2 J. Jones Torn patellar tendon (day-to-day)
3/12 J. Chávez Recovery from right elbow surgery (day-to-day)
3/8 W. Calhoun Fractured jaw (day-to-day)
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