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  1. Rangers shut down Tanner Scheppers

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

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    This morning I wrote about how the Rangers had to be considering removing Tanner Scheppers from the rotation given his awful performance through four starts and now they’ve placed him on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

  2. Tanner Scheppers moving into the rotation hasn’t worked for the Rangers

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Tanner Scheppers and his 9.82 ERA may not be long for the Rangers’ rotation.

  3. Comebacker to ankle sends Joe Saunders to disabled list

    Apr 7, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

    Added to the Rangers’ rotation following a rash of injuries, Joe Saunders is now headed to the disabled list with a bruised ankle.

  4. Joe Saunders exits early with bruised left ankle; Rangers remain snakebitten

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays

    The Rangers saw another pitcher succumb to an injury.

  5. Rangers clear Matt Harrison for rehab assignment

    Apr 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    On the disabled list as he tries to return from multiple back surgeries last season, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been cleared to make a minor-league rehab start Thursday at Double-A.

  6. Rangers sign Scott Baker

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

    Scott Baker AP

    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…

  7. Rangers release Tommy Hanson

    Mar 26, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Tommy Hanson

    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…

  8. Tanner Scheppers’ first big league start will be Opening Day

    Mar 26, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Tanner Scheppers Rangers

    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…

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

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. Tanner Scheppers impresses in final bid for rotation spot

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Texas Rangers

    Tanner Scheppers pitched well Friday afternoon, allowing two runs in six innings of work in the Rangers’ 7-5 victory over the Brewers. He started off in hot water, as the Brewers scored two runs with two doubles and a single, but Scheppers induced an inning-ending double play and never looked back. He struck out six…

  13. Joe Saunders gets major league deal from Rangers

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    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…

  14. 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…

  15. Matt Harrison receives good news on his back, still not expected to be ready for season

    Feb 24, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison AP

    A bad mattress recently caused some back stiffness for Matt Harrison, but Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that an MRI came back negative and that the southpaw is expected to resume a throwing program on Thursday. While Harrison isn’t expected to be ready for Opening Day, this still qualifies as good news…

  16. Matt Harrison can thank his mattress for his bad back

    Feb 24, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers

    Matt Harrison: uniform number 54, Sleep Number: TBD. Matt Harrison was sent for an MRI on his sore back last week. Given his health issues last season, it seemed like a bad omen. Turns out, it was just a bad mattress. Evan Grant: Harrison, who had a pair of back surgeries last year to repair…

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

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

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    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…

  18. Matt Harrison to undergo MRI on stiff back

    Feb 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

    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…

  19. Matt Harrison is in The Best Shape of His Life, Part II

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Or, at the very least, good shape: At @TexasRangers – Matt Harrison looks like a new person. Dropped a lot of weight to take pressure off back. — Mac Engel (@MacEngelProf) January 21, 2014 This is the second report of Harrison’s weight loss this offseason. He has a long way to go to pass Pablo…

  20. Matt Harrison is in The Best Shape Of His Life

    Nov 14, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers

    We’re still three months from spring training, but after missing nearly all of this year following multiple back surgeries Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison is getting a head start on the annual Best Shape Of His Life rush: Via Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas: Harrison said he’s down to 240 pounds, a weight that he’d like…

  21. Rangers have no answer for the Rays’ stars

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    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…

  22. Alexi Ogando underwent a CT scan on his sore shoulder

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando has struggled since coming off the disabled list three weeks ago, posting a 4.68 ERA in five starts with as many walks (11) as strikeouts (11) in 25 innings. And now he might be hurt. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that Ogando complained of shoulder soreness after Tuesday’s start…

  23. Matt Harrison won’t return from back surgery this season

    Aug 13, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    Matt Harrison hasn’t pitched since April 6 because of back problems that required two surgeries and the Rangers announced that he’s been shut down for the remainder of the season. Harrison was a huge part of Texas’ success during the past two seasons, throwing 400 innings with a 3.34 ERA to emerge as one of…

  24. Matt Harrison cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Jul 29, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison, who hasn’t pitched since mid-April following multiple back surgeries, is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Harrison will throw two innings at Double-A or Triple-A and will probably make at least 4-5 starts in the minors before rejoining the Rangers. Harrison made his…

  25. Alexi Ogando lands back on the 15-day disabled list

    Jun 9, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando was activated from the disabled list last Wednesday after sitting out three weeks with biceps tendinitis. But he’s back on the shelf again. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that Ogando was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to inflammation in his right (throwing) shoulder. Josh Lindblom was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock…

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