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  1. Yu Darvish struck in head by batting practice ball

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

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    Rangers ace Yu Darvish took a stray batting practice off the side of his head on Tuesday evening, but he’s expected to be fine for his start on Wednesday against the Astros.

  2. Rangers will wait until July 7 to decide what to do with Derek Holland

    Jun 28, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Derek Holland

    Derek Holland, recovering from knee surgery, won’t know what he’ll be doing until the Rangers return from a road trip on July 7.

  3. Derek Holland is not ready for a rehab assignment

    Jun 9, 2014, 8:19 PM EDT

    Derek Holland

    The Rangers feel that Derek Holland needs to work on strengthening his left leg after knee surgery, so a rehab assignment will have to wait.

  4. Derek Holland could begin a rehab assignment soon

    Jun 6, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Derek Holland

    Good news has been hard to come by for the Rangers, but they could get Derek Holland back at the end of June or the beginning of July.

  5. Rangers place Alexi Ogando on the disabled list

    Jun 4, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando is headed to the disabled list with elbow inflammation after posting a 6.84 ERA in 25 innings this season.

  6. Prince Fielder scheduled to undergo neck surgery, expected to miss rest of season

    May 22, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder Getty

    In another brutal blow for the Rangers, Prince Fielder is tentatively scheduled to undergo cervical fusion surgery on Tuesday. He’s expected to miss the rest of the season.

  7. GM Jon Daniels “tapping the brakes” on sending Derek Holland out on rehab stint

    May 18, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

    Derek Holland

    Rangers starter Derek Holland feels ready to begin a rehab assignment, but GM Jon Daniels is “tapping the brakes” on that idea.

  8. Report: Martin Perez will have Tommy John surgery

    May 15, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Martin Perez AP

    Rangers left-hander Martin Perez will join the long list of pitchers to have Tommy John surgery this season.

  9. Matt Harrison activated for Sunday debut

    Apr 27, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Rangers have activated left-hander Matt Harrison from the disabled list for Sunday’s series finale in Seattle against the host Mariners. Harrison will be making his first start since April 2013.

  10. Derek Holland threw live batting practice for the first time, also took fielding drills

    Apr 27, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

    Derek Holland

    Derek Holland threw live batting practice on Saturday, the first time he’s thrown since undergoing knee surgery in January. He’s on track for a mid-season return.

  11. Joe Saunders exits early with bruised left ankle; Rangers remain snakebitten

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Rangers saw another pitcher succumb to an injury.

  12. Derek Holland throws off mound for first time since January microfracture knee surgery

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT

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    Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Rangers left-hander Derek Holland threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas — his first time atop a mound since he underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee back on January 10.

  13. Rangers sign Scott Baker

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

    Scott Baker AP

    Released by the Mariners earlier this week, right-hander Scott Baker has agreed to a new minor-league contract with the Rangers. Texas was in the market for rotation depth with Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, and Derek Holland all hurting, but Baker was a mess in Mariners camp and missed nearly all of the past two seasons…

  14. Rangers release Tommy Hanson

    Mar 26, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    Texas is desperate for rotation help right now with Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, and Derek Holland all hurt, to the point that the Rangers have turned to Tanner Scheppers as their Opening Day starter despite his never starting an MLB game before. And yet they just released Tommy Hanson, who not so long ago was…

  15. Tanner Scheppers’ first big league start will be Opening Day

    Mar 26, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Tanner Scheppers Rangers

    Here’s something you don’t see very often: Because of injuries knocking Yu Darvish, Matt Harrison, and Derek Holland out of the mix the Rangers have turned to Tanner Scheppers as their Opening Day starter and it will also be the 27-year-old right-hander’s first career start in the majors. Scheppers was an occasional starter in the…

  16. Yu Darvish scratched from Opening Day start with neck injury

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish will not start on Opening Day for the Rangers, as the right-hander has been scratched from his Game 1 assignment due to a neck injury. Darvish woke up one morning with a stiff neck last week and had to miss his spring training start Friday. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram…

  17. Yu Darvish unlikely to make Opening Day start due to neck injury

    Mar 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    Texas hasn’t officially changed its Opening Day plans yet, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Yu Darvish is unlikely to make his Game 1 start because of a stiff neck. For now general manager Jon Daniels is saying the Rangers could simply push back Darvish’s start, basically moving him to the end of the…

  18. Rangers put Tanner Scheppers in rotation, going with Joakim Soria at closer

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Today was decision day for the Rangers, as manager Ron Washington made some important calls about the composition of his pitching staff. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Washington will put Tanner Scheppers in the rotation and transition Alexi Ogando into a set-up role. In turn, he has opted for Joakim Soria over…

  19. Joe Saunders gets major league deal from Rangers

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Joe Saunders AP

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal, with a slight surprise: Saunders is getting a major-league contract. That means he’s got a 40-man roster spot and, barring something unforeseen, will be on the Opening Day roster. ========== Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are close to a deal with free agent left-hander…

  20. 2014 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

    Choo Fielder

    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. First up: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Were the bold moves bold enough? The past two offseasons seasons saw the division…

  21. Orioles, Rangers, and a mystery NL West team are very interested in Ervin Santana

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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    With Ubaldo Jimenez off the board, Ervin Santana is the last big name starting pitcher available in free agency. Maybe not for much longer, though. Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Orioles, Rangers, and a mystery team from the NL West team are very interested in free agent right-hander Ervin Santana. And while…

  22. Matt Harrison to undergo MRI on stiff back

    Feb 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison AP

    After missing most of last season with a pair of procedures to repair a herniated disk in his back, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison continues to have some bad luck on the health front. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Harrison is dealing with stiffness in his lower back and will return to Texas to be…

  23. Yu Darvish suffered from hip discomfort during the off-season

    Feb 16, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Houston

    Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports that Rangers ace Yu Darvish dealt with hip discomfort during the off-season and, as a result, had to change his workout routine. More, from Andro: Darvish told members of the Japanese media that his hip discomfort came to an end in the middle of January when he was…

  24. Report: Rangers in talks with Tommy Hanson

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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    Looking for some additional rotation depth with Derek Holland sidelined until midseason, the Rangers are in talks with free agent right-hander Tommy Hanson, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Hanson was once considered among the best young pitchers in the game, but his career has veered off course since a rotator cuff issue in 2011.…

  25. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…

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