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  1. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  2. Rangers “are determined” to let Alexi Ogando be a starter

    Nov 1, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    alexi ogando getty

    Alexi Ogando has moved back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation for Texas during the past two seasons, making 30 starts and 59 relief appearances while thriving in both roles, and now T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers “are determined” to use him as a starter in 2013. Ogando has a…

  3. Rangers rule out serious injury to Roy Oswalt

    Sep 10, 2012, 3:17 PM EST

    Roy Oswalt

    The good news: Roy Oswalt is not seriously injured. The bad news: it means he’s probably gonna pitch again soon: Oswalt left Sunday’s start with what was described as right flexor muscle soreness near his elbow. After the game, he said he should be fine in two to three days … Oswalt massaged the area just…

  4. The Roy Oswalt experiment continues to be a bad one

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:23 AM EST

    Roy Oswalt, Geovany Soto

    Roy Oswalt‘s season has not gone how he wanted it to. After not finding a suitor before the year began he did the Roger Clemens wait until midseason thing, likely figuring that he’d be a half-season savior, setting him up for another deal heading into 2013. Nope. Oswalt, now a reliever, was a spot starter…

  5. B.J. Upton hits three homers in Rays’ shutout of Rangers

    Sep 9, 2012, 4:21 PM EST

    B.J. Upton

    It’s not too often a two-hit shutout gets overshadowed, but B.J. Upton did his best to secure the spotlight on Sunday, hitting three homers in the Rays’ 6-0 win over the Rangers. James Shields went the distance for the Rays, notching his second shutout of the season. He has eight in his career, six of…

  6. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 80-51

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Here’s part two of the top 111 free agents list. Part one can be found here, and I’ll be posting the top 50 tomorrow. 80. Carlos Lee (1B Marlins – Age 36): Lee still hits a fair number of liners at age 36, but his home run total has dropped six straight seasons and he…

  7. Scott Diamond drops appeal, starts serving suspension

    Aug 29, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

    Scott Diamond Getty

    As expected, Twins left-hander Scott Diamond has dropped the appeal of his six-game suspension for throwing at Josh Hamilton and will begin serving his punishment tonight. Diamond was just waiting until making his scheduled start last night, at which point he could serve the six-game suspension and basically just push his next start back a…

  8. Anyone want Roy Oswalt? He cleared waivers

    Aug 28, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt has been a bust for Texas, posting a 5.94 ERA in 50 innings while being demoted to the bullpen, which isn’t exactly what the Rangers had in mind when they signed him for $5 million in May. He’s still owed about $1 million of that money and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that…

  9. Scott Diamond suspended six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton, will appeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:29 PM EST

    Scott Diamond Getty

    Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that MLB has suspended Twins right-hander Scott Diamond six games for throwing at Josh Hamilton last night. He was also fined an undisclosed amount. Diamond intends to appeal, but the worst-case scenario is that his next start will be pushed back one or two days. No…

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

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:15 AM EST

    Eight Men Out

    It was a light schedule and my Braves played a late game, so I watched “Eight Men Out” last night. For, like, the 5th or 6th time. And that just made me want to watch “Matewan” again for, um, the 20th time or thereabouts. Maybe tomorrow night. Anyway, damn you John Sayles, damn you. As…

  11. Rangers scratch Yu Darvish from Thursday start

    Aug 22, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

    yu darvish reuters

    As first reported by Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, the Rangers have scratched right-handed starter Yu Darvish from his scheduled outing Thursday night against the Twins because of a tight right quad. Darvish first felt the upper leg discomfort in the middle of his between-starts bullpen session Tuesday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington. He…

  12. Ryan Dempster to return from restricted list Monday

    Aug 18, 2012, 2:05 PM EST

    Getty Ryan Dempster

    Ryan Dempster was placed on the restricted list yesterday after leaving the team for personal reasons, but it turns out that he will not require an extended absence. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Dempster will return to start Monday against the Orioles. Roy Oswalt, who was banished to the bullpen last…

  13. Ryan Dempster to miss next start due to personal reasons

    Aug 17, 2012, 3:40 PM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    The Rangers just announced that Ryan Dempster will miss his scheduled Saturday start against the Blue Jays because of undisclosed “personal reasons.” Roy Oswalt will take his place, starting for the first time since July 30. Dempster has been awful since coming to the Rangers in a trade from the Cubs, allowing 19 runs in…

  14. Roy Oswalt is staying in the bullpen

    Aug 6, 2012, 5:32 PM EST

    Roy Oswalt

    This morning we talked about Roy Oswalt’s displeasure with being a reliever. This afternoon the Rangers basically said “tough.”  T.R. Sullivan reports: Assistant general manager Thad Levine said the club has talked to Oswalt about his desire to start but made it clear to him that he will be used out of the bullpen. Levine…

  15. Roy Oswalt: team player

    Aug 6, 2012, 8:23 AM EST

    Roy Oswalt

    Roy Oswalt stunk up the joint starting for the Rangers, so they moved him to the bullpen. Texas needs the bullpen help and, in his first two outings as a reliever, Oswalt has been darn good, pitching three scoreless innings. But yesterday, when Ron Washington wanted one more inning out of him, Oswalt said no,…

  16. Ryan Dempster gets bombed, Rangers win anyway

    Aug 3, 2012, 12:35 AM EST

    Ryan Dempster

    Making his Rangers debut, Ryan Dempster surrendered eight runs Thursday against the Angels, yet opposing starter C.J. Wilson was just as bad and Texas won a shootout 15-9. Dempster gave up his eight runs in 4 2/3 innings, while Wilson, an ex-Ranger who left for Anaheim in free agency last winter,yielded eight runs in 5…

  17. Roy Oswalt learned he was being demoted to the bullpen by the media

    Aug 1, 2012, 11:04 AM EST

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    The Roy Oswalt experience in Texas has not gone well. Based on this, I suppose it’s gonna get worse: Asked about moving to the bullpen after #Rangers batting practice, Roy Oswalt said: “I don’t know. That’s the first I’ve heard about it.” — Drew Davison (@drewdavison) July 31, 2012   Roy is probably thinking about…

  18. Rangers demote struggling Roy Oswalt to the bullpen

    Jul 31, 2012, 5:23 PM EST

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    UPDATE: No matter the reason(s) for Oswalt’s struggles, the Rangers have decided to demote him to the bullpen following their trade for Ryan Dempster. Last time Oswalt made more than one relief appearance in a season? As a 23-year-old rookie in 2001. ========== Roy Oswalt got lit up for three homers and a total of…

  19. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:49 PM EST

    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…

  20. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:21 AM EST

    Kendrys Morales, Albert Pujols

    Angels 15, Rangers 8: Kendrys Morales hit homers from each side of the plate in the sixth inning — one of which was a grand slam — and drove in six runs overall as the Angels make mincemeat out of the Rangers. Roy Oswalt got tattooed. Between that, Cliff Lee trade rumors and Roy Halladay‘s…

  21. Kendrys Morales becomes third player ever to homer from both sides of the plate in same inning

    Jul 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Kendrys Morales AP

    Kendrys Morales accomplished a very rare feat during the sixth inning tonight against the Rangers, homering from both sides of the plate while driving in six runs. The Angels scored nine runs in the inning. Morales sparked the rally with a two-run homer off starter Roy Oswalt and later added a grand slam off left-hander…

  22. Rangers consider moving Alexi Ogando back into rotation

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    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…

  23. Colby Lewis to have season-ending surgery on elbow

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:56 PM EST

    colby lewis reuters

    UPDATE: According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, the Rangers have confirmed that Lewis will undergo surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. This is not the ulnar collateral ligament, which is associated with Tommy John surgery. Either way, he’s done for 2012. 7:47 PM: Passan is now reporting that…

  24. Roy Oswalt’s bad back is giving him problems again

    Jul 23, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Roy Oswalt Getty

    Back problems had Roy Oswalt contemplating retirement before he eventually decided to continue pitching and signed with the Rangers, but now he’ll miss at least one start with lower back soreness. Oswalt was scheduled to start today versus the Red Sox, but instead he’ll be examined by doctors in Houston and Scott Feldman will take…

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

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

    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…

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