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Tigres del Licey slugger Mike Olt reached base twice in three plate appearances on Saturday, but he was forced to leave the game after being hit on the head with a pitch. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
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According to reports, free agent slugger Josh Hamilton is looking for a 7-year, $175 million deal.
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish says he will skip the World Baseball Classic next year rather than pitch for his home country of Japan.
Free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton figured to be an
expensive acquisition this winter, but according to “someone who knows these
things” the slugger’s asking price is seven years and $175 million, reports
John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus.
From someone who knows these things: Josh Hamilton's asking price is 7 years and $175M. #Rangers #MLB
— John Perrotto...
After pitching nearly 200 innings in his first Major League Baseball season with the Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish has decided to skip pitching for his home country of Japan in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. The event will be held from March 2 through March 19, and take place in multiple cities.
“After much deliberation, which has included a lot of consultation with my coaches and trainers...
Yu Darvish decided that he won't pitch for his native Japan in the World Baseball Classic next spring, and will instead focus on preparing for his second season in the major leagues.
The Texas Rangers right-hander issued a statement Tuesday that he made the decision after much deliberation, including consultation with his coaches and trainers.
''Given my substantial...
Yu Darvish helped Japan win its second consecutive World Baseball Classic title in 2009, pitching in five games and posting an ERA of just 2.08.
As the country goes for its third straight title, it will have to do so without the Texas Rangers ace. According to Yahoo! Sports, Darvish will not partake in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
“Given my substantial workload over the last...
Josh Hamilton has a lot going for him. He’s a former MVP, a
five-time All Star and the big fish in this year's free agency pond.
his numbers might suggest that he's worth the seven-year, $175 million contract
that he reportedly is seeking, there will always be more to it than that for
Hamilton's well-documented personal issues will play a role...
With baseball's offseason moves beginning to heat up, the Texas Rangers have a number of players entering minor league free agency. The club has also re-upped with a handful of players, including hard-throwing reliever Justin Miller. Lone Star Dugout takes an in-depth look at the free agents and re-signings thus far.
Texas Rangers right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish announced Tuesday he will not pitch for Japan in the next spring's World Baseball Classic. Darvish said in a statement released by the Rangers he made the decision based on the increased pitching workload he has faced since moving to Major League Baseball last season. "Given my substantial workload over the last few seasons...
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Of all the free agents this off-season, maybe Josh Hamilton is the most intriguing. He’s won an AL MVP, and been a powerhouse. He’s been on MLB’s restricted list for drug use, landed on the DL often, and was lackluster in the second half of 2012. Which Hamilton you’re going to get is where the debate starts.
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In a survey conducted by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, 4.5% of twenty-two baseball people believe that the Phillies will attempt to and successfully acquire free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.
If you don't feel like doing the math, 4.5% of twenty-two equals one. Crasnick conducted his survey to twenty-two general managers, assistant GMs, advisers, scouting directors and talent...
No, Yu Darvish is not injured. Like most players, he did battle injuries throughout the 2012 season. However, Darvish's decision to skip the World Baseball Classic is more about staying healthy than recovering from an injury. The Texas Rangers star was originally going to pitch for Japan in the WBC, but he announced yesterday that he would not do so.
Here is the statement...