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  1. 2013 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Can the Rangers overcome the loss of Josh Hamilton to free agency? Hamilton was,…

  2. The Rangers are scouting Joba Chamberlain

    Mar 13, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

    New York Yankees Photo Day

    Geore King of the Post reports: Don Welke, a senior special assistant to Texas general manager Jon Daniels, was at Steinbrenner Field on Monday specifically to watch Chamberlain pitch an inning against St. Louis. Buster Olney adds that Craig Gentry could be an intriguing player to send back to New York if, in fact, the…

  3. Josh Hamilton back in Rangers lineup, blames caffeine and sports drinks for vision problems

    Sep 24, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    After missing the past five-and-a-half games with what was initially called a sinus infection and subsequent vision problems Josh Hamilton is back in the Rangers’ lineup tonight against the A’s. However, the diagnosis has changed somewhat. According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas the Rangers “say Hamilton has ocular keratitis, which is blurred vision from…

  4. Video: Nelson Cruz has a WTF moment re: Joe DiMaggio

    Aug 15, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

    Joe DiMaggio

    Courtesy of the MLB Network, Craig Gentry gives Nelson Cruz a lesson in Joe DiMaggio’s plate discipline and the differences between eras: In other news, the ghost of Joe DiMaggio is just as gobsmacked that Nelson Cruz is making $8 million to hit .268.

  5. Mike Olt makes Rangers debut as first baseman, No. 8 hitter

    Aug 2, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Jean Segura, Mike Olt

    Called up from Double-A late last night, Rangers prospect Mike Olt is making his big-league debut tonight starting at first base and batting eighth. Olt was primarily a third baseman in the minors and projects as a good defender there long term, but the Rangers already have one of the league’s best all-around third basemen…

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 14, 2012, 6:22 AM EDT

    Matt Cain, Buster Posey

    Giants 10, Astros 0: A simply unbelievable night for Matt Cain.  As we noted last night, this was among the best games ever pitched in the history of baseball. Perfection is one thing. Doing it while striking out 14 is dominant perfection.  And don’t try to diminish it by saying “hey, it was the Astros.”…

  7. Nelson Cruz day-to-day with sore right Achilles tendon

    Jun 10, 2012, 2:31 PM EDT

    nelson cruz ap

    Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz made an early exit from Saturday’s loss to the Giants after experiencing soreness in his right Achilles tendon. It’s not thought to be a serious issue, but the 31-year-old slugger is not in the starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale. According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Cruz believes the discomfort was…

  8. Sean Doolittle debuts, strikes out three in an inning and a third

    Jun 6, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Yesterday we noted the improbable rise to the bigs by one Sean Doolittle, the very recently converted slugger who now strikes out guys by the bucketful as a relief pitcher.  He made his major league debut last night for the A’s. And he was good. Doolittle pitched an inning and a third. He threw 21…

  9. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 18, 2012, 5:58 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 7, Marlins 0: Brandon Beachy: the best pitcher you haven’t heard of. He shuts out the Marlins on five hits and ups his record to 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA. Giants 7, Cardinals 5: Bad Cardinal defense and a little more offense than usual gave the Giants some runs on a day when Matt…

  10. Leonys Martin out 6-8 weeks following thumb surgery

    May 3, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Leonys Martin, Mike Dayly, Jon Daniels

    Leonys Martin got off to a great start at Triple-A after losing the spring training competition for the Rangers’ center field job, hitting .347 in 23 games, but the 24-year-old prospect will miss 6-8 weeks following surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb. Martin struggled at Triple-A last season after defecting from Cuba…

  11. Neftali Feliz cleared for first start after simulated game

    Apr 5, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

    World Series Giants Rangers Baseball

    Neftali Feliz is scheduled to start the Rangers’ fifth game of the season on Tuesday after dealing with spring training shoulder soreness, but in the meantime he threw six innings in a simulated game today. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Feliz faced teammates Craig Gentry and Alberto Gonzalez, among other hitters, and had…

  12. Josh Hamilton day-to-day with left groin tightness

    Mar 31, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton Reuters

    Josh Hamilton is considered day-to-day after leaving last night’s game against the Rockies with left groin tightness. As Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News notes, the good news is that it is not in the same area where he required sports hernia surgery last November. The Rangers expect Hamilton to be ready for Opening…

  13. Cuban defector Leonys Martin left out of Rangers’ center field competition

    Mar 6, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT

    Leonys Martin, Mike Dayly, Jon Daniels

    The Rangers spent far more than anyone expected to land 23-year-old Cuban defector Leonys Martin last year, signing him for $15.5 million over five years. He was generally impressive in the minors in his U.S. debut, but manager Ron Washington told the Dallas Morning News today that he’s still not close to helping the team:…

  14. MLB’s worst position situations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Jason Bourgeois, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic

    After declaring the Houston Astros in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…

  15. Will the Rangers try to keep up with the Angels?

    Dec 8, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

    Jon Daniels

    The Rangers can come close to matching their AL West rivals; all they’d need to do is commit $150 million-$200 million to free agent Prince Fielder and then another $80 million-$100 million in the form of a posting fee and a contract for Yu Darvish. What’s the big deal? As things stand now, the Rangers are currently…

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