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

    Apr 18, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    Adam Wainwright turned in the latest of several dominant pitching performances around Major League Baseball this week.

  2. Jurickson Profar participated in fielding drills at second base

    Apr 5, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Jurickson Profar

    The Rangers’ top prospect begins his long road back to a clean bill of health.

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  4. Ian Kinsler homers, hits a walkoff single for the Tigers

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    But the biggest problem for the Royals wasn’t Ian Kinsler. It was Ned Yost’s bullpen management.

  5. 2014 Previews: National League Central

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the National League Central. The Cardinals won the pennant, but they got even better. The Reds and Pirates stood mostly pat. The Brewers have Ryan Braun back, but will that get them anything more than…

  6. Tigers move Austin Jackson in lineup, make Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter

    Mar 30, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kinsler

    The Tigers have made second baseman Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter, bumping center fielder Austin Jackson down to the fifth slot in the lineup, MLB.com’s Jason Beck writes in his latest column. Since joining the Tigers in December 2009 in a three-way trade with the Diamondbacks and Yankees, Jackson has taken 2,554 of his 2,574 career…

  7. Jurickson Profar out 10-12 weeks with a torn teres major muscle

    Mar 23, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    The Rangers have been bitten hard by the injury bug, and they will now add another key player to the infirmary. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Times reports that Profar has a torn teres major muscle and will be out 10-12 weeks. He does not need to undergo surgery, according to Drew Davison of…

  8. Rangers shut down shortstop Elvis Andrus from throwing

    Mar 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Elvis Andrus

    Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar is finally cleared to play defense after missing time with a shoulder injury, but now shortstop Elvis Andrus has been shut down with elbow problems for the second time this month. Andrus will take at least a few games off and Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports…

  9. Prince Fielder wishes his old Tigers teammates well

    Mar 17, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Ian Kinsler famously — and quite peevishly — wished his former team bad tidings after being traded, saying he wished they’d go 0-162 and calling his former GM Jon Daniels names. The guy he was traded for is a lot more magnanimous about his old mates. This about the Tigers, from Jeff Passan’s feature on…

  10. Jurickson Profar’s rough spring now includes teeth removal

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Jurickson Profar

    Jurickson Profar still hasn’t been cleared to play defense because of a shoulder injury and now the Rangers infielder has another problem to deal with: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that he had four wisdom teeth removed today and is expected to be sidelined for 3-5 days. Profar was already cutting it kind of close…

  11. No, Ian Kinsler, you were not taken out of context

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    It’s laughable that Ian Kinsler said that his disparaging comments about Jon Daniels and the Rangers — in which he called Daniels a “sleazeball” — were “kind of taken out of context.” I mean, if just doesn’t make sense because there’s no context in which “sleazeball” really looks good. But if you’re inclined to give…

  12. Reporter calls Ian Kinsler as self-absorbed as A-Rod

    Mar 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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    Wow, that escalated quickly. Ian Kinsler certainly stepped in it yesterday, but it’s nor more of a faux pas than you see a handful of times a year. A guy talking smack about his old team and old boss. It happens and it usually blows over pretty quickly. But Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning…

  13. Josh Hamilton loves having company in the Texas Rangers’ doghouse

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

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    After Ian Kinsler’s unfortunate interview went public this morning, another former Ranger reached out to him: Not any fun being in the Texas doghouse, is it @IKinsler3? — Josh Hamilton (@thejoshhamilton) March 4, 2014   Hamilton, you’ll recall, drew the ire of Rangers fans after he said Dallas is not a baseball town. He was right…

  14. Ian Kinsler hopes Rangers go 0-162, calls GM a “sleazeball”

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    Ian Kinsler isn’t happy about the way things shook down in Texas, though he comes off far worse than anyone there in an ESPN The Magazine piece posted today. Kinsler, traded from Texas to Detroit for Prince Fielder over the winter, called Rangers GM Jon Daniels a “sleazeball” who “got in good with the owners…

  15. 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…

  16. Jurickson Profar cleared to resume swinging a bat

    Feb 22, 2014, 9:57 AM EDT

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    Jurickson Profar was shut down earlier this week due to lingering tendinitis in his right shoulder, but Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that he was cleared to resume swinging a bat yesterday. This is an encouraging development for Profar, though it’s unclear when he’ll be allowed to start throwing again. The original…

  17. Alan Trammell: you’re not helping

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

    Alan Trammell

    Alan, dude. You’re my childhood idol. I wore number 3 when I played little league and Babe Ruth baseball because I adored you. And I have been outraged to the point of insanity that, since you have retired, neither the Tigers nor the BBWAA has given you your due. Your number 3 should be retired.…

  18. Rangers worried about Jurickson Profar’s shoulder

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:17 AM EDT

    Jurickson Profar

    Last week Jurickson Profar arrived at Rangers camp with a sore shoulder, which was diagnosed as mild tendinitis. As of yesterday he was cleared to resume baseball activities, but now the Rangers have scrapped those plans and Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports that Profar won’t resume throwing for at least a week and…

  19. Ian Kinsler is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 16, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

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    In anticipation of sweating much less in Detroit than he did in Arlington, Texas, new Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler showed up to camp this week with an already-trim physique … Ian Kinsler said he generally gained weight in the offseason to prepare for the heat of Texas. Reported 10 pounds lighter this season. —…

  20. Great moments in moving on: Michael Young

    Jan 31, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Michael Young AP

    The people who talk up how classy and how much of a team player Michael Young was either totally ignore or attempt to explain away the stuff about how Young bristled greatly at being asked to move positions on multiple occasions, complete with trade demands and all sorts of things that would get less-loved players…

  21. Ian Kinsler rejected a possible trade to the Blue Jays

    Jan 30, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

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    Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports that the Jays had two potential trades fall through this offseason: one for Brett Anderson, one for Ian Kinsler. The Anderson deal fell through due to the Jays’ concern over his health. Kinsler was a different matter: But a potential deal was scuttled by the three-time all-star’s no-trade clause, leaving…

  22. Miguel Cabrera is fully recovered from sports hernia surgery; is over his emo about Prince Fielder leaving

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    AP Miguel Cabrera

    Remember that sports hernia that the Tigers pretty strongly implied Miguel Caberea was not suffering from in the last two months of last season? The ailment that got him no time on the DL even though he probably needed it in September? Well, it’s all good now. He feels 100% according to the Detroit News.…

  23. Ian Kinsler wants to steal more bases. He might.

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    There’s a story in the Detroit Free Press about Ian Kinsler‘s dissatisfaction with his stolen base totals from last year. He swiped only 15 bases and was caught 11 times. The former total was his lowest since his rookie season, the latter total was his highest ever. He discusses the reasons for why this was…

  24. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  25. Shin-Soo Choo agrees to seven-year, $130 million deal with Rangers

    Dec 21, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo Getty

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News are both reporting that the deal is worth $130 million. That’s $10 million less than the reported offer from the Yankees, but when you figure the tax difference between the states, Scott Boras actually did pretty well for his client here. Jeff…

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