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  1. Note to base runners: Do not run on Jorge Soler’s arm

    Sep 6, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Jorge Soler

    Jorge Soler made an incredible throw to second base to retire the speedy Jose Tabata in Friday’s suspended game against the Cubs.

  2. Theo vs. Evil Empire: How the Cubs move on from the Tanaka fallout

    May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    theo epstein getty

    The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.

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

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Keuchel

    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

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

    Apr 24, 2014, 7:14 AM EDT

    Pineda Pine Tar

    Michael. Hey, Michael. You got a little, um . . . no, the other side. Yeah, good. You got it.

  5. Cubs and Jeff Samardzija still far apart on a contract extension

    Jan 12, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Last month, the Cubs reportedly offered starter Jeff Samardzija a five-year contract extension worth $55 million. Nothing has surfaced since then, but CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney reports that the two sides are still far apart on the terms of an extension. Samardzija’s name has popped up in trade rumors, but Mooney says that the Cubs…

  6. HBT’s Trade Deadline Wrapup

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    jake peavy white sox getty

    The non-waiver trade deadline hit at 4PM EDT today. It was pretty uneventful compared to years past, with lots of chatter but very few deals. Here’s what we had go down today before the non-waiver trade deadline: The Dodgers acquired Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named; The Orioles receive Bud…

  7. Jake Peavy sounds like he expects to be traded

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    peavy getty wide

    Now that Matt Garza has been traded Jake Peavy is likely viewed by many teams as the most attractive veteran starter available before July 31, and the White Sox right-hander certainly sounds like he expects to be dealt. Peavy looked good in his return from the disabled list Saturday and is scheduled to make his…

  8. Cubs make out well in trading Matt Garza to Rangers

    Jul 22, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Matt Garza

    The new rules that took effect last year made trading quality free-agents-to-be to be trickier than ever. That’s because the deal itself makes a supplemental first-round pick just disappear into the ether. The acquiring team is forced to offer extra compensation for something it’s not going to get back in return, while the seller knows…

  9. Rangers acquire Matt Garza from Cubs for Mike Olt, C.J. Edwards, and Justin Grimm

    Jul 22, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Matt Garza Getty

    UPDATE: Rosenthal now says it’s a done deal, with the Cubs sending Garza to the Rangers for Triple-A third base prospect Mike Olt, Single-A pitching prospect C.J. Edwards, MLB right-hander Justin Grimm, and a player to be named later. Olt was a consensus top-50 prospect coming into the season and Edwards has been unbelievably good…

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

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Orioles' Jones watches his two-run home run off of Yankees closing pitcher Rivera during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Orioles 2, Yankees 1: Even Superman gets beat up once in a while. Adam Jones handed Mariano Rivera his second blown save of the year and the first blown save in Yankee Stadium in a dog’s age when he smacked a two-run homer in the ninth. Speaking of Superman, I finally got around to seeing…

  11. So, someone is going to have to be the AL Rookie of the Year, right?

    Jun 11, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias

    The AL fired off all its rounds with a 2012 rookie class that featured Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Jarrod Parker, Hisashi Iwakuma, Matt Moore, Tommy Milone and many others. This year, the strong rookie class is in the other league, with Shelby Miller, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Julio Teheran leading the way and Yasiel…

  12. Red Sox thrash Rangers pitchers, then go cold against a hitter

    Jun 4, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

    Jackie Bradley

    The Red Sox racked up 17 runs while scoring in each of the first seven innings against the Rangers at Fenway on Tuesday and only to had to add one more against position player David Murphy in the eighth to become the 14th team in major league history to score in every inning of a…

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

    May 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Groundhog Day

    Pirates 1, Tigers 0: Jim Leyland was in the Virgin Islands once. He met a girl. they ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, they made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t he get that day over, and over, and over? Or, well, at least two out of three days. It’d…

  14. Rangers put one over on Jeff Nelson, get free out against Mariners

    May 25, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT

    Sucre 3

    Two on, none out for the Mariners in the bottom of the second inning Friday against the Rangers. Jesus Sucre, making his first major league start, his a grounder to first that appeared to be turned into a 3-6-3 double play. Except…

  15. Yoenis Cespedes’ night: One homer, lots of stomach trouble

    May 14, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    yoenis cespedes ap

    Yoenis Cespedes homered off right-hander Justin Grimm in the third inning of last night’s A’s-Rangers game, but then he ran into some trouble: He was forced to exit the game against the Rangers because of an upset stomach. … Cespedes ran out to center field to warm up for the fifth inning but ran back…

  16. Martin Perez begins rehab, is guaranteed nothing

    May 6, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    martin perez getty

    With the startling production from Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm, both on the outside looking in as spring training began, Rangers lefty Martin Perez isn’t guaranteed a spot in the rotation when he is fully recovered from a fractured forearm suffered in March. Tepesch has a 3.54 ERA in 28 innings and Grimm 2.28 in…

  17. Justin Grimm, Evan Gattis named rookies of the month for April

    May 2, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Minnesota Twins

    And finally: Texas Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for April. This marks the second consecutive April that a Ranger has garnered top rookie honors after teammate Yu Darvish won in April 2012. Grimm compiled a 2-0 record with a 1.59 ERA, 15 strikeouts and four walks…

  18. Rangers will stand pat with starting pitching

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    As Craig posted earlier, Matt Harrison will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, which will likely keep him out until the All-Star break. In his absence, Rangers GM Jon Daniels will be relying on in-house options, reports Todd Wills of ESPN Dallas. Daniels said Friday he doesn’t expect to run out…

  19. Michael Saunders placed on disabled list with shoulder sprain

    Apr 11, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Michael Saunders Getty

    The Mariners announced this evening that outfielder Michael Saunders has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. Endy Chavez has been called up from Triple-A Tacoma to replace him on the roster. Saunders suffered the injury last night against the Astros when he crashed into the right field fence while…

  20. Rangers place Matt Harrison on DL with back injury

    Apr 10, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    Texas placed Matt Harrison on the disabled list after the left-hander gave up 11 runs his first two starts while pitching through lower back soreness. To replace Harrison on the roster and in the rotation the Rangers called up Triple-A right-hander Justin Grimm, who’ll start tomorrow night against the Mariners. Grimm got knocked around in…

  21. Dust has almost settled in Rangers rotation battle

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Nick Tepesch

    Kyle McClellan on the disabled list due to a ribcage injury. Martin Perez on the disabled list due to a fractured left forearm. Robbie Ross moved to the bullpen recently. Justin Grimm and Randy Wells sent to Triple-A. The Rangers have had a lot of moving parts as they attempted to find a suitable candidate…

  22. 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,…

  23. Michael Weiner: qualifying offer system “hasn’t worked out”

    Mar 3, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

    Michael Weiner

    Mark Feinsand has a revealing quote from MLB Players Association executive director Michael Weiner on baseball’s new qualifying offer system: “While neither us nor the commissioner’s office have any legal obligation to bargain over that issue over the term of the basic agreement, I don’t think it was the intention of either side that you…

  24. Martin Perez suffers fractured forearm

    Mar 3, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Colorado Rockies

    Lefty Martin Perez, considered the front runner for the Rangers’ #5 spot in the rotation, suffered a fracture of the ulna bone when a line drive was hit back up the middle and struck him in this afternoon’s spring training game against the Mariners. Perez hadn’t allowed a hit in his three innings of work…

  25. Rangers calling up 21-year-old Martin Perez from Triple-A

    Jun 26, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Martin Perez

    Earlier this month the Rangers chose to give Double-A prospect Justin Grimm a chance in their injury wrecked rotation instead of turning to more highly touted Triple-A prospect Martin Perez, but now they’re both in the big leagues. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Perez has been called up to make his MLB debut…

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