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Alexi Ogando is being stretched out as a starter but manager Ron Washington dismissed the possibility of the Rangers going with a six-man rotation.
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SURPRISE, Ariz. Texas right-hander Yu Darvish is starting to find his footing with the Rangers.
The 60-million man spent Monday bobbing his head to reggae music in the clubhouse, speaking in Spanish with teammate Elvis Andrus and having his best throwing session yet.
He even joked with the media that he was throwing at 120 percent in practice.
Maybe the key to all of that was...
SURPRISE, Ariz. The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with 13 players Monday for the 2012 season, including two of their starting pitchers.
Left-hander Derek Holland will make 504,700 this season and right-hander Neftali Feliz will get 502,000.
Right-hander Alexi Ogando will make 497,600.
Texas also agreed to terms with left-handed pitchers Michael Kirkman, Mark Hamburger, Miguel...
Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland are among 13 players who have agreed to contracts for this season with the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers.
Feliz, who is making the switch to the Rangers rotation after being their closer, agreed Monday to a $502,000, one-year deal. That is just less than the $504,700 for Holland, a 16-game winner last year.
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw 35 pitches to two minor leaguers in a 10-minute session.
Catcher Mike Napoli counted seven. That is how many different pitches Yu Darvish threw during his third live batting practice session on Wednesday.
The Texas Rangers have agreed to contract terms for 2012 with 13 players, including pitchers Neftali Feliz, Alexei Ogando and Derek Holland.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yu Darvish, who has led the Japanese League in strikeouts and ERA the past two years, will make his first spring training start for the Texas Rangers on March 7.
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Pitchers Scott Feldman and Greg Reynolds, once teammates while growing up near San Francisco, are no longer separated by geography. Their lockers are next to each other in the Rangers' clubhouse.
Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Players Association, said Tuesday that the union will continue to do what it can to help Josh Hamilton in his recovery from substance abuse.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Napoli saw the St. Louis Cardinals sign catcher Yadier Molina to a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million, but Napoli didn't read too much into the numbers. He doesn't know what his value will be when he becomes a free agent after this season.