Blake Wood promoted to Kansas City

The Royals on Wednesday promoted Blake Wood to Kansas City and designated reliever Josh Rupe for assignment. The 6-foot-5 righthander has been serving as the O-Royals' closer this season, logging a 2.16 ERA with five saves in 16.2 innings pitched.
May 12, 2010

Scouting Rangers Prospect #27: Josh Rupe

Since coming to the Rangers organization in 2003, Josh Rupe's career has been plagued by injuries. But the righty underwent elbow surgery last season and says he is throwing pain-free for the first time in nearly two years. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the prospect with an in-depth scouting report.
March 4, 2008

Plans change for Rupe

After undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow in late-May, 25-year-old Josh Rupe's rehab appears to be going smoothly. Lone Star Dugout has a question-and-answer session with the right-handed pitching prospect.
September 24, 2007

Rangers sending eight to Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League announced their rosters for the 2007 season on Monday afternoon. Eight Rangers will play for the Surprise Rafters this season, who will be managed by catching instructor Damon Berryhill. Lone Star Dugout takes a quick look at the players who will be participating in the Arizona Fall League this offseason.
August 27, 2007

Rupe expects to return before season's end

Pitcher Josh Rupe made seven starts with Triple-A Oklahoma before going down with an injury to his right elbow. Lone Star Dugout updates the status of the 24-year-old hurler, who has been rehabbing at the club's minor league complex in Surprise, Arizona.
August 2, 2007

Minor League Roundup - 5/5

Bakersfield righty Bear Bay helped combine on his team's second shutout of the season on Saturday. Lone Star Dugout looks at all of the day's minor league action.
May 5, 2007

Rupe riding sinker to success

After missing out on a Major League rotation job in spring training, Josh Rupe is back with Triple-A Oklahoma. Lone Star Dugout spoke to the right-hander after a recent game in Round Rock.
April 26, 2007