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

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:24 PM EST

    rangers logo

    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…

  4. Joe Saunders gets major league deal from Rangers

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    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…

  5. 2014 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:28 PM EST

    ervin santana getty

    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…

  7. Matt Harrison to undergo MRI on stiff back

    Feb 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 16, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

    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…

  9. Report: Rangers in talks with Tommy Hanson

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:03 AM EST

    Tommy Hanson Getty

    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.…

  10. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    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…

  11. The Rangers are interested in free agent pitcher Suk-Min Yoon

    Feb 3, 2014, 9:37 AM EST

    Suk Min Yoon

    Andrew Rickli of SportsReel Boston reports that the Rangers are showing interest in Korean right-hander Suk-Min Yoon. Just yesterday we learned that he had a throwing session in front of Orioles and Giants scouts this past Friday, so there could be a mini bidding war soon. Moon won the 2011 MVP in the Korean Baseball Organization…

  12. The Rangers have checked in with free agent Paul Maholm

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:55 PM EST

    paul maholm getty

    Free agent lefty Paul Maholm has drawn a lot less interest than expected, perhaps due to a rough second half of the 2013 season. Maholm, now 31 years old, finished with a 4.41 ERA after back-to-back sub-3.70 ERA seasons with the Pirates in 2011 and the Cubs and Braves in 2012. One would think it…

  13. Derek Holland required microfracture knee surgery

    Jan 14, 2014, 10:13 PM EST

    derek holland getty

    Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News shares the update: The Texas Rangers acknowledged on Tuesday that left-hander Derek Holland underwent micro-fracture surgery on the left knee last week. The procedure underscores why the Rangers have said they are planning on Holland to be out until the All-Star break. In the surgery, Rangers medical director…

  14. Derek Holland unmasks the culprit behind the fall that sent him to the DL

    Jan 12, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    Derek Holland

    They say that dog is man’s best friend, but in Derek Holland‘s case, dog was his biggest enemy. As ESPN’s Richard Durrett details, Holland says his dog caused him to fall and injure his knee on the stairs. It was Holland’s dog, Wrigley, a boxer, who caused the starter to buckle on the stairs of…

  15. Rangers tell Tanner Scheppers to prepare to start in spring training

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:55 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Texas Rangers

    The Rangers were in for a shock yesterday when they learned that starter Derek Holland injured his knee in a fall at home, forcing him to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn cartilage. He is expected to be out until around mid-season. As a result, the Rangers are scrambling to find a substitute starter…

  16. Report: Rangers making progress on deal with free agent right-hander Jerome Williams

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:08 PM EST

    jerome williams getty

    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rangers are “making progress” on a deal with free agent right-hander Jerome Williams. Talks have “intensified” since left-hander Derek Holland suffered a left knee injury which will likely keep him sidelined until midseason. Williams was non-tendered by the Angels in December after posting a 4.57 ERA…

  17. Derek Holland injured his left knee in a fall at home, likely out until mid-season

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:26 PM EST

    Derek Holland

    Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports some bad news for Rangers fans on Twitter: lefty starter Derek Holland injured his left knee in a fall at home and earlier today underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage. Fraley adds that Holland is likely out until mid-season. Fraley spoke to GM Jon Daniels, who…

  18. Derek Holland is in the “Dumb and Dumber” sequel

    Oct 23, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

    Derek Holland

    Rangers left-hander Derek Holland is a big fan of the original “Dumb and Dumber” movie and apparently the Farrelly Brothers invited him to be in the upcoming sequel “Dumb and Dumber To.” Here’s a picture of Holland and Jim Carrey on the set: Coolest dude around @JimCarrey thanks again for taking the time to visit…

  19. Indians win, Rangers win, Rays lose as AL Wild Card intrigue grows

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:35 PM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    The Indians won their ninth consecutive game this afternoon against the Twins, moving into the first of two AL Wild Card slots. They have now won 19 of 24 games since September 3, doing anything and everything necessary to secure themselves the opportunity to advance from the Wild Card play-in game. Starter Scott Kazmir was…

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

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

    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…

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

    Comerica Park

    I went to Detroit over the weekend where I took in Saturday and Sunday’s Tigers-White Sox games. Such a wonderful time. Cool temperatures, no humidity, good company, good pitching, good food, good beer. It’s really all you could want. As I watched these games and hung around a city that, no matter what else you…

  22. Ron Washington wins 582nd game to become Rangers all-time winningest manager

    Aug 4, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Cleveland Indians

    Behind starter Derek Holland, the Rangers shut out the Athletics 4-0 to take a series win and cut their deficit in the AL West to 2.5 games. The victory was Ron Washington’s 582nd as Rangers manager, moving into first place for the most in Rangers history. Bobby Valentine had been in the lead with 581,…

  23. Max Scherzer loses for the first time in 2013

    Jul 13, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer entered his final start of the first half a sterling 13-0 with a 3.06 ERA. With a victory over the Rangers tonight, he could have improved to 14-0, matching Roger Clemens’ historic start in 1986. The Rangers, however, had other ideas. Scherzer allowed three runs in the top of the third…

  24. Evan Longoria, Stephen Strasburg lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:21 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    No matter how bloated the All-Star rosters get, it’s never hard to find imperfections. This year, two of the AL’s top 10 performers to date have been left off for no good reason. For some reason, manager Jim Leyland’s squad took three catchers and four second basemen, but just two from third base, which has…

  25. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

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