Posted: Jul 17, 2014 2:40 PM
Updated: Jul 17, 2014 2:40 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers had become accustomed to coming out of the All-Star break looking for moves to bolster a playoff chase.
There are much different expectations and plans this season with an injury-plagued roster and the worst record in the majors.
After winning at least 90 games each of the past four seasons a stretch when they went to the World Series twice, made the playoffs a third time and lost a one-game wildcard tiebreaker last year the Rangers are now on pace for 90 losses or more. If they go 34-33 the rest of the way, they will finish with 90 losses.
The Rangers (38-57) carry an eight-game losing streak into Friday night's game at Toronto. They have lost 22 of their last 25 since being 35-35 in mid-June, falling 21 games behind AL West-leading Oakland.