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  1. Yankees said to be eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    josh willingham getty

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, who would require less of a committment in years and money than Alex Rios and Marlon Byrd.

  2. The Royals are thinking about trading for Alex Rios

    Jul 21, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    Alex Rios AP

    You could do worse. Like, say, stand pat with the Royals’ offense.

  3. Rangers plan to hold on to many of their veterans

    Jul 19, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre

    The Rangers, with baseball’s worst record, are expected to sell off some expendable veterans, but they won’t be getting rid of everybody.

  4. Alex Rios exits game with right ankle sprain; X-rays negative, considered day-to-day

    Jul 19, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

    Alex Rios AP

    Rangers outfielder Alex Rios was forced to exit today’s game against the Blue Jays in the first inning after he sprained his right ankle on a swing.

  5. GM Rick Hahn plays White Sox’s hand close to vest once again

    Jul 8, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Dayan Viciedo Getty

    The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and Rick Hahn already has his poker face on.

  6. Jon Niese hit in side by comebacker; X-rays come back negative

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

    Jon Niese Getty

    Mets left-hander Jon Niese was forced to leave his start against the Rangers in the first inning last night after he was hit in the left side by a comebacker off the bat of Alex Rios. Fortunately, he managed to avoid a serious injury.

  7. Carlos Gomez is one of the dozen best players in baseball

    May 28, 2014, 3:46 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    It seems like most people don’t realize just how good Carlos Gomez has become.

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  9. Papi’s popup, Yu’s missed no-no and the stupidity of errors

    May 10, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Darvish Odor Rios AP

    1. Ninety-nine percent of baseball fans believe that ball absolutely should have been caught.

    And …

    2. Ninety-nine percent of baseball fans believe it should not be ruled an error because neither guy touched the ball.

    This is the stupidity of errors in 21st Century America.

  10. [Updated] Yu Darvish loses no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning

    May 9, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    We’ve heard it before, and we’ll certainly continue to hear it: Yu Darvish is working on a no-hitter.

  11. Charlie Blackmon ties Rockies record with six hits against the D-Backs

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Charlie Blackmon tied a Rockies franchise record with six hits against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

  12. 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Can the White Sox rebuild the league’s worst lineup on the fly? Chicago…

  13. Ron Washington unveils his planned Rangers lineup

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    ron washington getty

    Rangers manager Ron Washington already has a lineup and batting order in mind for the regular season and he shared it with reporters today: LF Shin-Soo Choo SS Elvis Andrus 1B Prince Fielder 3B Adrian Beltre RF Alex Rios DH Mitch Moreland C Geovany Soto 2B Jurickson Profar CF Leonys Martin No big surprises, although…

  14. Rangers to make $14 million qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Texas acquired Alex Rios to fill the right field void following Nelson Cruz‘s suspension, but then the Rangers welcomed Cruz back for Game 163 and now keeping him around for 2014 looks like a realistic possibility too. Cruz is a free agent and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will…

  15. So, what’s the market for Billy Butler anyway?

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Josh Phegley, Jerry Meals, Billy Butler

    This kind of doubles as a “what’s the market for Kendrys Morales?” post, too. Anyway, the Royals have let it be known that Billy Butler is available, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Had they done this a year ago, they would have been in line for a nice return. Now? Probably not so much. Butler…

  16. Rangers have no answer for the Rays’ stars

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    The simple fact is that things lined up better for the Rays than they did for the Rangers in Monday’s one-game playoff. With no maneuvering necessary, the Rays had their 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, David Price, ready to the take the mound. The Rangers, having used Yu Darvish on Sunday, were forced to…

  17. Alex Rios cuts Rays’ lead to 4-2 with RBI double

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Alex Rios AP

    The Rays added a run in the top of the sixth inning with an RBI double by David DeJesus, but the Rangers fought right back in the bottom-half of the frame. After Elvis Andrus reached on a one-out single and stole second base, Alex Rios delivered a double off the left field wall to cut…

  18. The Rangers are on the board against the Rays in Game 163

    Sep 30, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    The Rays extended their lead to 3-0 lead on the strength of a two-run homer by Evan Longoria in the top of the third inning, but Rangers are beginning to chip away. Craig Gentry led off the bottom of the third inning with a single and moved over to second base on a ground out…

  19. The lineups for Game 163 have been posted

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Rays vs. Rangers for the right to play on. Here are the lineups: RANGERS 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus RF Alex Rios 3B Adrian Beltre C A.J. Pierzynski DH Nelson Cruz 1B Mitch Moreland LF Craig Gentry CF Leonys Martin P Martin Perez Cruz in the lineup will cause some moralists to get the vapors, but maybe they can fan themselves with the CBA…

  20. The Rangers will activate Nelson Cruz on Monday

    Sep 29, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    nelson cruz ap

    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan is reporting that the Rangers will activate outfielder Nelson Cruz in time for Monday’s Game 163 against the Rays. Cruz finished serving his 50-game suspension handed down by commissioner Bud Selig for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Cruz left with an .841 OPS in 452 trips to the plate, ranking among…

  21. Rays fall into tie with Indians for wild card spots, Rangers one back

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    The AL wild card battle tightened up Friday, with the Rays losing in Toronto and both the Indians and Rangers gaining a game. The current standings: Rays: 90-70 (two in Toronto) Indians: 90-70 (two in Minnesota) Rangers: 89-71 (two vs. Angels) The Rays, who had won seven straight, were undone by some sloppy defense in…

  22. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 24, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Pirates 2, Cubs 1: And with that the Pirates are going to the playoffs. It’s so strange, though, how even though it’s the franchise that has lost for the past 20 years — even though it’s just the laundry which has been shut out so long — that we sort of passively put all that…

  23. Alex Rios hits for the cycle against the Astros

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers' Rios is congratulated by teammate Andrus and manager Washington after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Rangers outfielder Alex Rios became the third player this year to hit for the cycle Monday, doing so in just six innings against the hapless Astros. Oddly enough, all three cycles this year have been contained entirely within the AL West. The Angels’ Mike Trout had one in May against the Mariners, and the Astros’…

  24. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 9, Pirates 2: And the sweep. Four losses in a row overall for Pittsburgh which is back in wild card territory, looking up at the Cards, still stuck on 81 wins.  Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, and drove in two runs to boot. He hasn’t allowed a run in 19 and two-thirds…

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