Jul 8, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT
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.
Jun 28, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT
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.
Jun 9, 2014, 8:19 PM EDT
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.
Jun 6, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT
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.
Jun 4, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT
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.
May 22, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT
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.
May 18, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT
Rangers starter Derek Holland feels ready to begin a rehab assignment, but GM Jon Daniels is “tapping the brakes” on that idea.
May 15, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Rangers left-hander Martin Perez will join the long list of pitchers to have Tommy John surgery this season.
Apr 27, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
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.
Apr 27, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT
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.
Apr 4, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT
The Rangers saw another pitcher succumb to an injury.
Apr 2, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT
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.
Mar 28, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT
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…
Mar 26, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
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…
Mar 26, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
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…
Mar 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
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…
Mar 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
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…
Mar 22, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT
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…
Mar 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
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…
Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT
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…
Feb 22, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT
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…
Feb 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
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…
Feb 16, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
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…
Feb 7, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT
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.…
Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
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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