Jun 4, 2014, 5:17 PM EST
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 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EST
The elbow injury epidemic simply can’t be stopped. CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow.
May 22, 2014, 6:16 PM EST
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 EST
Rangers starter Derek Holland feels ready to begin a rehab assignment, but GM Jon Daniels is “tapping the brakes” on that idea.
May 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EST
In life, you can count on death, taxes, and Prince Fielder being in the lineup. That is, until Saturday night.
May 15, 2014, 6:15 PM EST
Rangers left-hander Martin Perez will join the long list of pitchers to have Tommy John surgery this season.
May 14, 2014, 7:15 PM EST
The Rangers received a salvo of bad news on Wednesday involving pitchers Martin Perez and Matt Harrison.
May 14, 2014, 4:33 PM EST
Rangers left-hander Martin Perez, who underwent an MRI exam earlier this week on his sore elbow, has been placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.
May 11, 2014, 3:17 PM EST
Rangers left-hander Martin Perez has discomfort in his pitching elbow and will undergo an MRI.
May 5, 2014, 11:02 PM EST
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has the longest hitting streak in the majors this season.
Apr 30, 2014, 6:18 AM EST
The Yankees Bleacher Creatures chanted “You sold out!” at Robinson Cano. The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.
Apr 24, 2014, 7:14 AM EST
Michael. Hey, Michael. You got a little, um . . . no, the other side. Yeah, good. You got it.
Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals.
Apr 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EST
Ryan Howard batted cleanup for the Phillies on Opening Day, going 2-for-5 with a walk (and three strikeouts) in a wild 14-10 win over the Rangers, but manager Ryne Sandberg is switching things up for Game 2 tonight.
Feb 26, 2014, 4:11 PM EST
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 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EST
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…
Nov 7, 2013, 3:45 PM EST
Martin Perez‘s rookie season impressed the Rangers enough that they’ve signed the 22-year-old left-hander to a long-term contract. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that it’s a four-year deal worth $12.5 million in guaranteed money that also includes team options for 2018, 2019, and 2020. Perez was already under team control through…
Oct 1, 2013, 2:18 AM EST
Evan Longoria made his case for moving up the MVP ballot with his big game Monday, but while it’s safe to say the Rays wouldn’t have reached the postseason without him, he was still no better than the AL’s third best third baseman. It was, in fact, the year of the third baseman in the…
Sep 30, 2013, 11:47 PM EST
The simple fact is that things lined up better for the Rays than they did for the Rangers in Monday’s one-game playoff. With no maneuvering necessary, the Rays had their 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, David Price, ready to the take the mound. The Rangers, having used Yu Darvish on Sunday, were forced to…
Sep 30, 2013, 9:04 PM EST
Evan Longoria played hero in Game 162 for the Rays two years ago. And he’s trying to do it in Game 163 tonight. Longoria just smacked an opposite-field two-run homer off Martin Perez in the top of the third inning to extend the Rays’ lead to 3-0 over the Rangers. Perez issued a leadoff walk…
Sep 30, 2013, 8:25 PM EST
It’s do-or-die time for the Rays and Rangers in Game 163. And the Rays have the early advantage. Delmon Young delivered a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning to give the Rays an early 1-0 lead, but things could have been much worse for the Rangers and their young left-hander Martin Perez.…
Sep 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EST
Rays vs. Rangers for the right to play on. Here are the lineups: RANGERS 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus RF Alex Rios 3B Adrian Beltre C A.J. Pierzynski DH Nelson Cruz 1B Mitch Moreland LF Craig Gentry CF Leonys Martin P Martin Perez Cruz in the lineup will cause some moralists to get the vapors, but maybe they can fan themselves with the CBA…
Sep 30, 2013, 11:31 AM EST
And you thought we’d have no baseball today. What a bonus for everyone who isn’t a Rangers and Rays fan. Rangers and Rays fans get heartburn to go along with it, and one of those fan bases will go to bed sad, so it’s something of a mixed bag. But what we all get is…
Sep 29, 2013, 6:35 PM EST
The Rangers and Rays entered today’s action — the final day of regular season action — tied for the second AL Wild Card spot and remained so at the end of the day. While the Indians secured themselves top billing in the AL Wild Card play-in game, the Rangers and Rays will have to play…
Sep 15, 2013, 6:45 PM EST
The Athletics won for the 16th time in their last 20 games this afternoon, wrapping up a series sweep over the limping Rangers. The win pushes their lead to 6.5 games with 13 games left to play, effectively wrapping up the division. The Rangers lost their sixth consecutive game and haven’t won consecutive games since…
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