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Alex Rios: Everyman Outfielder

After finishing no worse than second in the AL West between 2008 and 2013, the Texas Rangers stumbled hard this season. As July winds down, they are stuck at the bottom of the division, 23.5 games behind the Oakland A’s. Like the Boston Red Sox, the Rangers find themselves in the unfamiliar position of selling at the deadline rather than buying. One player who could soon find himself...
Via The Sports Post
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish blames batter's folks for 'creating a great hitter'

Your browser does not support iframes.Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish jokingly blamed the parents of New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner for "creating a great hitter" after Gardner hit two solo home runs against him during Monday night's game at Globe Life Park.Reporters asked Darvish about the expression he made on the mound after the second home run he gave...
Via Holdout Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Darvish, big inning propel Rangers to rare win

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers certainly didn't look like a team that was 23 games under .500 Monday night in their series opener against the New York Yankees. Their ace was doing ace-like things, as Yu Darvish struck out eight and punctuated his night with a fist pump following a strikeout of Brian McCann to end the seventh inning. The offense was able to string together...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mikolas can't carry success from his last start over

ARLINGTON, Texas - One of the requirements in the ongoing audition for rotation spots for the Texas Rangers is having the ability to be consistent from start-to-start. Miles Mikolas is still trying to meet that requirement. Mikolas, who helped his resume with a nice start at New York Monday, couldn't use that start as momentum for his Sunday start against Oakland. The right-hander...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Players To Be Traded By Both Trade Deadlines

Jon Lester could headline potential deadline deals The MLB trade deadline is about to get even wilder. For the past month we have been seeing names swirl around the rumor mill. Some rumors became reality, others are just fairy tales. It truly is a fun part of the season. Let’s take a look at who I feel will be moved and I will specify which deadline. These five players will be...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rough sixth, injury overshadow Tepesch's start

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers got a glimpse of what they hope to see over the final two months of the season from Nick Tepesch. Of course because this is the 2014 Rangers, they got a glimpse of what they've seen since the season started too in the 5-1 loss to Oakland. A promising start for Tepesch that included five innings of one-hit ball unraveled in the sixth and then...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cat walks onto field at Rangers game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A cat walked into the field at Globe Life Park during the ninth inning of Friday night's Texas Rangers game against Oakland. The Rangers were closing out a 4-1 victory when the cat made his appearance. We've seen lots of animals run onto the field at sporting events, but this is definitely the first time we've seen a cat on the...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Texas Rangers Set New Record While Cute Kitty Takes a Nap on the Field

Things have not been going well for the Texas Rangers this season. They earned a rare win Friday night with a 4-1 win over the division leading Oakland A's, and in the process showed one of the many reasons why the team has struggled--pitching. Jerome Williams (Friday night's starter) was the 31st pitcher to play for the Rangers (yes--that's a record).Nate Adcock will...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Jake Smolinski placed on DL

Texas Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski was moved to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 22. This made room for righty Jerome Williams who started Friday against the Oakland Athletics.#452481030 / gettyimages.comSmolinski fouled a pitch off his left foot Monday against the Yankees. X-rays were negative, but since he is a rookie, manager Ron Washington and the Rangers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland, Joseph Ortiz

Texas Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland was officially sent to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. He will be out for the season because of ankle reconstruction in June. Also, the Rangers sent left handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz to Double-A Frisco to continue his rehab assignment.#450834222 / gettyimages.comMitch MorelandMonday, Moreland underwent ligament reconstruction...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Neftali Feliz expected to take over 9th inning for Rangers in wake light of Soria trade

We’re late breaking this news of course, but it should be noted that with Joakim Soria dealt to the Detroit Tigers the Texas Rangers appear set to call on RP Neftali Feliz to resume 9th inning duties. Heading into the season there was some debate as to which pitcher would start the season in the stopper’s role but with Feliz dealing with arm issues the point was rendered moot...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees grounds crew fails with tarp deployment

The Yankees ground crew could not get the tarp down in a timely fashion last night in the top of the 5th with New York leading the Texas Rangers 2-1. The epic fail led to this new infield lake (via Dallas Morning News Baseball Columnist/sports blogger Evan Grant).:What they will try to fix pic.twitter.com/FyHoBRBzW3— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 24, 2014It took an amazing 15...
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Holland explains bullpen game called ‘Fart Bottle Roulette’

Day in, day out, game after game, relief pitchers spend a lot of time waiting around for the chance that their name might be called while sitting on their butts in the bullpen. The relievers, save for a couple of catchers and a coach, pretty much spend the entirety of games in isolation, separated from […] The post Derek Holland provides details of Rangers bullpen game called ‘Fart...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers fan shows off bruise from getting drilled by foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.A Texas Rangers fan was showing off a huge bruise he received after being drilled by a foul ball during Wednesday night's game against Houston.In the top of the sixth, Astros batter Jon Singleton ripped a bullet foul just a few rows back of the Rangers dugout, hitting the fan in the midsection. The fan's wife ended up with the ball,...
Via Holdout Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Prince Fielder nude on the cover of the ‘Body Issue,’ everyone (photo)

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder may not have what one considers the prototypical physique of a world-class athlete, but the proof is in the pudding, no pun intended. Let’s just say that the Greeks probably would not have carved Fielder out of marble when envisioning the ideal male human form. Still, despite his portly frame […] The post Here’s Prince Fielder nude on the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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