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ARLINGTON, Texas By dialing down his fastball Matt Harrison has found a way to dial up his success rate.
Harrison, who made a point of focusing on location and not power before his start Monday against Seattle, was able to work that plan to perfection as the Rangers doubled up the Mariners 4-2 at Rangers Ballpark.
Texas has now won four-consecutive games and matched the 1998 team for the best 49-game record in club history at 31-18.
Harrison has six of those victories and has returned to being the same dominant pitcher he was in early April in his last two outings. Since a wild first inning last week in Seattle, he's pitched 14 innings without walking a batter and has allowed just one earned run.
Tuesday night he threw just 98 pitches in six innings and struck out five. While the pitch count was low, his strike rate was high as Harrison pounded the strike zone to the tune of 65 strikes.
That success came from taking a little something off a fastball that can touch the uppe...
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OK, now that Hamlet er, Roy Oswalt finally has made a decision, how effective will he be for the Texas Rangers?
How healthy is he?
How quickly will he join the Rangers' rotation?
How will he fare pitching in the American League for the first time?
These are all fair questions, and the Rangers can't pretend to know all of the answers.
Don't get me wrong; the Rangers...
Josh Hamilton didn't play Monday, and the Texas Rangers might be without him again for Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Hamilton, who leads the majors with 20 home runs and 53 RBI, is the most recent Ranger to be dealing with an upper-respiratory infection that is plaguing the clubhouse. Hamilton, who said he felt light-headed as far back as Saturday when he...
Recently departed Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt is no longer on the market, as he signed with the Rangers on Tuesday.
The Rangers deemed his help necessary with the injury to starting pitcher Neftali Feliz. The deal is pending a physical, which is to be taken on Thursday, and will join Triple A Round Rock for a few starts before he makes his way to the majors.
Sources say that the...
The Texas Rangers are the front-runner as the Roy Oswalt sweepstakes steam toward a conclusion.
Ownership approval, in fact, appears to be the only roadblock left for the Rangers, major-league sources say.
The Rangers are over-budget; their $120.5 million Opening Day payroll ranked sixth in the majors.
However, the team's average attendance has increased from 36,382 last season...
The Texas Rangers have reportedly reached a deal with free-agent Roy Oswalt, though the team has made no announcement.
Numerous reports Tuesday, all citing unnamed sources, say the right-handed pitcher has agreed to a deal with the expectation of joining the Rangers rotation within a few weeks.
General manager Jon Daniels and assistant general manager Thad Levine didn't respond...
It appears that the rich are about to get richer. Roy Oswalt has agreed to a contract with the Texas Rangers, according to the Dallas News, citing a source close to the negotiations. Oswalt had been courted by several teams since the beginning of the year, including the Red Sox, but seems like he settled on the Rangers after a spot in their rotation opened up with Neftali Feliz&...
Tonight, the Rangers held a press conference at 8:15 p.m. to announce the signing of Roy Oswalt.
Oh, and they also played a game that started at 7:05 p.m. Clearly, one of those things was more important than the other.
And the team seemed to sense that too. They didn’t really show up tonight. Or rather, I didn’t recognize the team that showed up tonight.
Scott Feldman didn’t...
It looks like the Roy Oswalt sweepstakes are over. The richer get richer and the poorer get poorer as they always say. The Texas Rangers are arguably the best team in baseball and they add the only significant free agent left on the market. Oswalt and the Rangers flirted with each other during the offseason, but there wasn’t room for him in the rotation. It’s funny how things...
Three-time-All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt has signed with the Texas Rangers. If he is called up by July 1, he will receive $8 million pro-rated-$4 million in his pocket plus and extra $1 milion in incentives if he makes10 starts.
Oswalt may be ready to join the Rangers by June 20.
The Texas Rangers have agreed to a contract with free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, reports Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Oswalt just turned down a deal from the Rangers over the weekend, and the club must have restructured their offer to make it more appealing to Oswalt.
I had the Rangers as a 4:3 favorite to sign Oswalt earlier...
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Roy Oswalt has signed with the Texas Rangers. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, it’s a one-year deal worth between $5-6 million, depending on how much time Oswalt spends with the team. Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets that Oswalt told the Rangers he will ready to pitch in the majors in one month.
When he is ready, Oswalt likely...
Free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, who sat out the first two months of the season, has signed with the Texas Rangers, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. There are varying reports on the terms of the deal. ESPN.com reported that if Oswalt, 34, is called up by July 1, he gets $8 million prorated, which is about $4 million. He can earn an extra $1 million in incentives if he...
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