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Top Travis Jankowski News

  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Sticks with Texas on one-year deal

    Jankowski signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

    Jankowski made the team as a non-roster invitee last year and now gets a guaranteed contract after slashing .263/.357/.332 with one home run and 19 stolen bases over 107 contests. The 32-year-old outfielder could serve as the Rangers' fourth outfielder to begin the season, although Wyatt Langford's impending arrival might change those plans.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Gets start in right field

    Jankowski will start in right field and bat ninth Tuesday in Game 4 of the World Series at Arizona.

    Adolis Garcia (side) is not in the lineup after suffering an apparent injury in the eighth inning of the Rangers' Game 3 victory. This will be the first start of the postseason for Jankowski, who slashed .263/.357/.332 with one home run and 19 stolen bases over 107 games during the regular season.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Steals base in loss

    Jankowski went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 12-3 loss to Houston.

    Jankowski reached base on Jose Altuve's fielding error, stole second base and scored on Marcus Semien's single in the fifth inning. It was the 19th steal for Jankowski, whose playing time has dried up amid a slump. The outfielder has one hit over his last 21 at-bats. Adolis Garcia (knee) was removed from Wednesday's game, and if the injury lingers, Jankowski could be in line for plate appearances this weekend against Oakland.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Loses hold of regular role

    Jankowski is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

    Jankowski will be on the bench for the sixth time in seven games and appears to have lost hold of his role as a strong-side platoon outfielder while he's batted just .167 since the beginning of August. The switch-hitting Robbie Grossman seems to have supplanted Jankowski as the Rangers' primary left fielder.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Day off Friday

    Jankowski is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Twins.

    Jankowski went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's series finale with the Mets, his first start in four games. Robbie Grossman will man left field and bat seventh against Minnesota.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Sitting versus southpaw

    Jankowski is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

    This is the third straight game on the bench for Jankowski, though this is the first of those absences to come against a left-handed pitcher (Jose Quintana). Jankowski has been filling the strong side of a platoon in left field but may be losing his grip on the role given his .454 OPS in 22 games since the start of August. Robbie Grossman is starting in left and batting sixth Tuesday in New York.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Sitting Monday versus righty

    Jankowski is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.

    The lefty-hitting Jankowski will sit out against a right-handed starting pitcher for the second day in a row, and he could be in danger of surrendering his strong-side platoon role while he's in the midst of a 4-for-24 slump at the plate over his past seven games. J.P. Martinez will pick up another start in the outfield after slugging his first career home run in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Twins.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: On bench Sunday

    Jankowski is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

    Jankowski will join fellow everyday players Adolis Garcia and Ezequiel Duran on the bench for the series finale in what appears to be routine off days for all three. Robbie Grossman will pick up the start in left field in place of Jankowski, who had started in each of the previous four contests.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Tallies three hits Thursday

    Jankowski went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in a loss to the Twins on Thursday.

    Among Jankowski's trio of hits was a third-inning single that plated two runs. The outfielder added a theft in the contest, giving him a team-high 17 steals on the season. That total and Jankowski's .286 batting average and .376 OBP give him some fantasy value, though he's not going to provide much power -- he has just one homer over 220 at-bats on the campaign.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Logs first hit since return

    Jankowski went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 9-8 loss to Milwaukee.

    Jankowski snapped an 0-for-9 skid with a seventh-inning single -- his first hit since coming off the paternity list earlier this week -- then later had a run-producing double and scored in the ninth, as a Texas rally fell short. The speedy outfielder, who leads the Rangers with 16 steals, has slumped since late July; Friday's multi-hit effort was the first since July 25. Jankowski is batting just .111 (4-for-36) over the last 16 games with one stolen base during that stretch.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Back with Rangers

    Jankowski (personal) was activated from the paternity list Monday.

    Jankowski -- following the birth of his child -- missed the entirety of the series the Rangers played against the Giants over the weekend, but he is back with the club and will be available moving forward. He figures to reclaim his role as the regular left fielder against right-handed pitchers.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Placed on paternity leave

    Texas placed Jankowski on the paternity leave list Friday.

    Jankowski will miss at least part of the Rangers' three-game weekend series in San Francisco as he welcomes a new addition to his family. J.P. Martinez is up from Triple-A Round Rock and starting in left field Friday versus the Giants.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Slumping of late

    Jankowski entered as a pinch runner, scored a run then finished out Tuesday's 6-1 win over Oakland in left field.

    Not too long ago, Jankowski was the near-everyday left fielder for the Rangers, but he's mired in a 1-for-22 skid and losing at-bats. Robbie Grossman appears to be the left fielder du jour. With Ezequiel Duran covering third base following Josh Jung's thumb injury, the left field rotation is down to Jankowski and Grossman.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Sitting versus lefty

    Jankowski is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Athletics.

    Jankowski was on the bench Monday with left-hander Ken Waldichuk starting for the A's, and he'll remain seated Tuesday as southpaw JP Sears toes the slab. Robbie Grossman, Leody Taveras and Adolis Garcia are starting across the outfield for the visiting Rangers.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: Left out against lefty

    Jankowski is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's.

    Jankowski has not started against a southpaw since early May, so it comes as no surprise that he was held out with lefty Ken Waldichuk on the mound for Oakland. Robbie Grossman will man left field for the Rangers on Monday.

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  • Rangers' Travis Jankowski: On bench again Saturday

    Jankowski is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

    Jankowski sat out Friday with lefty Jesus Luzardo pitching for Miami, and the outfielder is sitting again Saturday despite righty George Soriano taking the bump. Jankowski is struggling at the plate, going 1-for-17 with a double, four walks, two RBI and a steal over his last seven games. Ezequiel Duran will receive another look in left field while Robbie Grossman serves as the designated hitter.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Lancaster, PA
Age: 32
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: L, R