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Guilder Rodriguez gets 1st MLB hit after 13 seasons in minors

Your browser does not support iframes. After 1,095 minor league games over 13 seasons, Texas Rangers infielder Guilder Rodriguez got his second big league start on Monday night and delivered his first big league hit, RBI and run scored in a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros. Rodriguez second hit of the game broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning. “This is one of...
Via Sports-Glory
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Guilder Rodriguez gets first MLB hit after 13 seasons in minors, dad tears up (video)

Guilder Rodriguez has played 1,097 minor league games in his pursuit of realizing his major league dreams. And on Monday night, he notched his first big league hit after toiling in the minors for an astounding 13 seasons. Rodriguez, 31, was called up by the Texas Rangers, one of just two organizations he has played […] The post Guilder Rodriguez gets first MLB hit after 13 seasons...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Guilder Rodriguez Collects First MLB Hits After 13 Seasons In Minors

The wait was well worth it for Texas Rangers utility infielder Guilder Rodriguez. The 31-year-old played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Rangers called him up earlier in September. Rodriguez’s 1000-plus games with ten different teams in the minors were the most games played without an appearance in the bigs, but Monday night, his perseverance paid off...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Alex Rios done in Texas

Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is out for the season with a bruised thumb, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Rios has been struggling with a thumb injury for a large part of the second half and he is finally to the point where he sees no value in continuing to play. The thumb injury has apparently also been an infection risk and that has made the problem worse.#454542032...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Alex Rios done for season

The Texas Rangers enter the final week of the 2014 season with a dismal record of 62-93, last in the American League West. Injuries have derailed the Rangers, as 12 players are on the 60-day disabled list and only five have played in over 120 games. Alex Rios, who has appeared in 131 games, is done for the rest of the season with a thumb injury. #455455122 / gettyimages.comOur...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Trout beaned with rosin bag during celebration

Angels outfielder Mike Trout had himself a pretty good night on Saturday against the Rangers. The MVP candidate went 2-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and a triple.So how did Trout's teammates honor their teammate? No post-game Gatorade shower or shaving cream pie for this group. Nope. They just hit him in the back of the head with a rosin bag during an interview:Speaking...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rangers do have talent — as long as they avoid injuries

Adrian Beltre Rangers – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   The Texas Rangers were the first team in the majors eliminated from playoff contention when they were officially ousted on September 4th. Far cry from the team that won 91 games last season — their fourth straight 90-win season, and made 2 consecutive World Series appearances in 2010 and 11′. Coming into 2014, they had...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Washington Reveals Why He Left The Texas Rangers

Tweet   IRVING, Texas — In his first public comments since abruptly resigning Sept. 5, former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he was embarrassed and at a “very low time in my life” after not being true to his wife after 42 years of marriage. “I am embarrassed more than I have ever been in my life,” Washington said during a nearly four-minute-long statement he...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Washington reveals why he resigned from the Rangers

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington on Thursday made his first public comments since suddenly resigning Sept 5. Washington acknowledged during a news conference that he broke his wife’s trust. The former Rangers skipper did not take questions or go into great detail, but he expressed remorse while addressing reporters. “I was not true to my wife after 42 years. I broke...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Washington says marital infidelity was reason he resigned as Rangers manager

After nearly eight seasons of mostly successful management of the Texas Rangers — up until the 2014 campaign, where the team was on pace for a near-100-loss season — Ron Washington abruptly resigned from the team’s skipper job on Sept. 5. In his first public comments since his shocking resignation, Washington claims that the reason […] The post Ron Washington says marital...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Pitcher Nick Tepesch Threw 400 MPH Against Oakland? That's What the Radar Gunn Said...

Sometimes under extreme circumstances people are capable of doing things that people refer to as 'super-human.' There are all sorts of stories about mom's going beast mode and lifting trucks off of their babies, but that is truly an extreme circumstance. Pitching for a team that has been out of playoff contention for sometime does not qualify as such.So how in the world...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Jake Smolinski, Michael Choice

It seems unfortunately rather fitting for the Texas Rangers that when they do finally get a player back from injury, another is ruled out for the rest of the season. Jake Smolinski was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, but barely no time had passed before it became clear that Michael Choice, who strained his hamstring on Sunday, would not return this year:OF Jake Smolinski...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers rookies dress up in silly costumes for tame hazing ritual (photos)

Forcing rookies to dress up in hilarious costumes, often with a feminine twist, has become an annual rite of passage for MLB rookies (see here and here and here), and the first-year players on the Texas Rangers had their turn on Monday. As the team embarked upon a West Coast trip to play the Oakland […] The post Texas Rangers rookies dress up in silly costumes for tame hazing ritual...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Washington investigated for alleged sexual assault

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, according to a report. Jamie Kelly of The Scoop Sports says Washington’s alleged sexual assault of an Asian reporter is the reason the manager stepped down last week. Dallas sports radio host Ben Rogers of “The Ben & Skin Show” on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Washington steps down as Rangers manager

With a six game losing streak and the team out of contention in the AL West, Ron Washington has stepped down as the manager of the Texas Rangers. Washington is vacating his managerial job for what has been deemed personal reasons while Tim Bogar has been named interim manager. The Rangers released the following statement: “Ron Washington informed us today that he has chosen to...
Via Tireball.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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