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  1. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    Rangers celebrate

    One person’s thoughts on who made out best and worst at the trade deadline. Winners Texas Rangers: GM Jon Daniels wasn’t interested in parting with third baseman Mike Olt, much less shortstop Jurickson Profar, in order to counter the Angels’ Zack Greinke pickup, but he was able to keep his best prospects and land Ryan…

  2. Neftali Feliz scratched from minor league rehab start with renewed elbow discomfort

    Jul 29, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

    neftali feliz reuters

    With elbow injuries, where there’s smoke there’s usually a raging fire. Which is why there is reason to be very concerned about the Rangers’ Neftali Feliz. He was scratched from a rehab start Sunday at Double-A Frisco because of renewed elbow discomfort, writes MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, and there is “no word yet on when he will…

  3. Rangers consider moving Alexi Ogando back into rotation

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando‘s versatility has basically allowed the Rangers to move him back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen based on whichever spot has been wrecked more by injuries. He’s thrived in both roles and with Colby Lewis out for the season following Tommy John elbow surgery, Neftali Feliz on the disabled list with…

  4. Neftali Feliz starts rehab stint after missing two months

    Jul 17, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Out since mid-May with a sprained elbow, Neftali Feliz began a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday with two innings at Double-A. Feliz showed some rust, walking two batters and needing 40 pitches to get through two frames, but also got four of his six outs via strikeouts and Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that his…

  5. Alexi Ogando returns from disabled list as a reliever

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando‘s first 27 appearances of the season came as a reliever and then he moved into the Rangers’ injury wrecked rotation on June 10, throwing three innings before being shut down with a strained groin. Six weeks later he’s back from the disabled list and the Rangers’ starting pitching has gotten healthier during that…

  6. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Jul 16, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    grilling

    I stopped doing these for some reason. Sorta forgot about them. But it seemed like a lot happened this weekend, so for those of you with lives that don’t entail them being tied to the Internet all weekend, here’s what you missed: Bill James doubles down on the Joe Paterno defense. It’s like watching a…

  7. Alexi Ogando expected to rejoin Rangers next week

    Jul 11, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando, like Rangers teammate Neftali Feliz, has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment, and it sounds like Ogando will definitely win the race back to the big leagues. Ogando, who’s missed the past month with a groin injury, is scheduled to make Triple-A appearances on Thursday and Saturday, throwing one inning in…

  8. Neftali Feliz to begin rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A

    Jul 11, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 2

    Neftali Feliz will take a big step in his recovery from elbow problems by beginning a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that, if everything goes well, Feliz is also scheduled to pitch for Round Rock next Wednesday. Because the Rangers have committed to bringing Feliz back as a…

  9. Neftali Feliz works as a starter while rehabbing elbow injury

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz

    Back when Neftali Feliz went on the disabled list with an elbow injury in mid-May the Rangers had so much rotation depth that there was speculation he’d return as a reliever. Since then Feliz has been joined on the DL by Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando–and Roy Oswalt has been knocked around–so not…

  10. Rangers’ rotation takes another hit with Colby Lewis on DL

    Jun 26, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    colby lewis reuters

    Colby Lewis has joined Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando as Rangers starters (or fill-in starters) on the disabled list, as the team put him on the shelf with a strained forearm. That move makes room on the roster for top prospect Martin Perez’s promotion from Triple-A, but instead of putting the 21-year-old Perez…

  11. Roy Oswalt throws six innings, 100 pitches in fourth minor league start

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt has been shaky at times while building up his arm strength in the minors, but yesterday the 34-year-old right-hander threw six innings and stretched out to 100 pitches at Triple-A. Making his fourth tune-up start since signing with the Rangers late last month, Oswalt allowed two runs on six hits–including just one extra-base…

  12. Rangers turn to Double-A starter Justin Grimm to patch banged-up rotation

    Jun 15, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    justin grimm rangers

    Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando are on the disabled list, Roy Oswalt is scuffling in the minors, and Scott Feldman is 0-6 with a 6.50 ERA, so the Rangers have decided to dip down to Double-A for their latest rotation reinforcement. Justin Grimm will be called up from Double-A to make his big-league…

  13. Rangers’ rotation takes another hit as Alexi Ogando goes on the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    As expected Alexi Ogando‘s groin injury has led him to the disabled list, where he joins Rangers starters Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland, the latter of whom he replaced in the rotation last week. There’s no word yet on who’ll fill in for Ogando, but the Rangers called up left-hander Michael Kirkman from Triple-A and…

  14. Roy Oswalt moving from Triple-A to Double-A for next start

    Jun 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt‘s second minor-league start involved giving up a grand slam to Royals stud prospect Wil Myers on the way to allowing five runs in four innings at Triple-A. He’ll move down a level to Double-A for his third tune-up outing tomorrow night and if things go well he could be on the verge of…

  15. Roy Oswalt can’t get ready fast enough for the Rangers

    Jun 5, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Scott Feldman pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning in Game 2 of their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington

    While the Rangers wait for Roy Oswalt to build up the arm strength needed to join the rotation they’re using Scott Feldman as the fill-in for Neftali Feliz and … well, it ain’t pretty. Feldman failed to make it out of the second inning last night against the A’s, allowing eight runs to an offense…

  16. Rangers unsure which role Neftali Feliz will fill once healthy

    May 31, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    Neftali Feliz is expected to miss the remainder of the first half with a sprained elbow, so whenever Roy Oswalt is ready to join the Rangers there will be an open spot in the rotation waiting for him. As for what happens when Oswalt is starting every fifth day and Feliz is ready to return…

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

    May 30, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Twins 3, Athletics 2: Holy ninth inning rally, Batman! Josh Willingham hits a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Brian Fuentes after the Twins were shutout for six innings by Jarrod Parker and two by Jerry Blevins and Grant Balfour. Angels 5, Yankees 1: The Angels win again and are now…

  18. The rich get richer: AL-leading Rangers sign Roy Oswalt

    May 29, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    oswalt face getty

    Reports all day have said Roy Oswalt was close to choosing a new team and the Rangers were heavy favorites, and now Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News writes that Texas has indeed signed the 34-year-old free agent. Fraley quotes “an individual familiar with the process” as saying it’s a done deal. Oswalt has…

  19. Rangers considered heavy favorites to sign Roy Oswalt

    May 29, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    oswalt face getty

    Roy Oswalt is reportedly close to choosing his new team and returning to the mound, and according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Rangers are heavy favorites to sign the 34-year-old right-hander. In fact, an unnamed “baseball official” told Crasnick that he “would be shocked” if Oswalt doesn’t end up in Texas. Along with the…

  20. The Rangers will consider signing Roy Oswalt

    May 21, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    On the heels of Neftali Feliz‘s elbow injury, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram this evening that they are considering alternatives for their rotation, including free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt. “We’ll consider all our options, whatever’s best for the team going forward,” Daniels said. “He [Oswalt] is still…

  21. Neftali Feliz has UCL sprain in elbow, shut down for four weeks

    May 21, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Neftali Feliz Getty

    UPDATE: According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said earlier this evening that Feliz has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He won’t throw for four weeks, but he could be shut down for longer. 7:36 PM: The Rangers placed Neftali Feliz on the 15-day disabled…

  22. Elbow injury sends Neftali Feliz to the disabled list

    May 21, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    World Series Giants Rangers Baseball

    Neftali Feliz‘s move from the bullpen to the rotation was off to a good start with a 3.32 ERA and 31/18 K/BB ratio in his first 38 innings. However, he struggled to throw strikes Friday, handing out five walks and failing to make it out of the fifth inning, and today the Rangers placed him…

  23. Stephen Strasburg, David Price are this year’s hardest throwers

    Apr 24, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Among starting pitchers anyway. Here’s the top 10 for fastball velocity among ERA qualifiers this season (data taken from Fangraphs): 1. Stephen Strasburg (Was) – 95.4 mph 2. David Price (TB) – 95.2 3. Danny Duffy (KC) – 95.0 4. Jeff Samardzija (ChC) – 94.7 5. Juan Nicasio (Col) – 94.1 6. Matt Garza (ChC)…

  24. Daniel Bard gets his first win of the year. As a reliever.

    Apr 24, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    Last night, for the first time all year, the Red Sox bullpen looked like it was functional.  In a tie game, with no one out and a runner on third, a guy came in from the bullpen and put out the fire, then handed off to the closer in the ninth.  The fireman: Daniel Bard.…

  25. Mike Napoli homers again as Rangers win eighth straight game

    Apr 21, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT

    Mike Napoli AP

    Mike Napoli homered in his fifth straight game this afternoon as the Rangers routed the Tigers 10-4 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. The Rangers have now won eight consecutive games and sit at a major-league best 12-2 on the young season. The Rangers took the Tigers out of this one pretty early,…

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