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ROUND ROCK, Texas All is starting to get right in Josh Hamilton's world at just the right time for the Texas Rangers. Hamilton, who has been slowed by migraine headaches recently, returned to the lineup Monday night in Round Rock and flexed the power stroke that has been missing this spring. Hamilton, who was homerless in Arizona, blasted a 426-foot homer to dead center at...

Opening Day roster for Rangers taking shape

ROUND ROCK, Texas The Texas Rangers took steps to finalizing their Opening Day roster Monday with Alberto Gonzalez, Brandon Snyder and Craig Gentry likely on the team for Friday's season opener. Gonzalez beat out Luis Hernandez for the team's utility-infielder spot. Snyder hit .303 this spring and will be one of the team's right-handed hitters off the bench for now...

Ryan: Hamilton is 'best option for center field'

ROUND ROCK, Texas Texas president Nolan Ryan doesn't see an issue with outfielder Josh Hamilton playing in centerfield for the Rangers this season. "It's what best for the ball club and when you look at our ball and I think we feel like he's our best option for center field," Ryan said. "That's where he wants to play. I think he's more engaged...

2012 burning question: Texas Rangers

From my Rangers season preview yesterday... Burning QuestionWill the musical chairs arrangement of Neftali Feliz to the rotation, Alexi Ogando to the bullpen, and Joe Nathan to the closer’s role end up working out better for the Rangers than if they had Ogando in the rotation and Feliz still closing? Last season, after making 29 starts and a pair or relief appearances, Alexi...

Rangers release veteran 1BOF Hawpe

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have released veteran first basemanoutfielder Brad Hawpe from his minor-league contract following the team's 6-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. Hawpe hit .231 with four homers and 19 RBIs for the San Diego Padres last season. He went on the disabled list on June 21 and underwent Tommy John ligament transplant surgery...

Is Michael Young the next Paul Molitor?

Michael Young was a fashionable pinata after the 2010 season. The Texas Rangers had just signed Adrian Beltre to play third and Mike Napoli to split time between catching and first base. Michael Young was going to be the designated hitter. Michael Young was not happy and requested a trade. He was skewered by this space and by others around the Web. After his 2011 season, nobody is...

Rangers power past Triple-A Round Rock 10-8

Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland homered and the Texas Rangers earned a 10-8 win over Round Rock, their Triple-A affiliate, on Monday. Derek Holland allowed three runs and five hits in three innings in his final spring tuneup. Ian Kinsler went 2 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored for the Rangers. Greg Reynolds (1-2) took the loss for Round Rock, allowing five...

Lewis tunes up to start opener for Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Colby Lewis tuned up to start on opening day, pitching four innings Sunday as the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Lewis allowed two runs and four hits. He'll pitch Friday at home against the Chicago White Sox. Closer Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for Texas. The Rangers won six of their final seven exhibitions after beginning spring...

Moreland's homer helps Rangers beat Indians 7-4

Former closer Neftali Feliz pitched five innings and Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer to help the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Saturday night. Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis hit solo homers for Cleveland, which has averaged 2.8 runs during a 10-game Cactus League losing streak. Feliz, now Texas' No. 5 starter, allowed three runs and five hits in his first...

Darvish strikes out 11, Rangers top Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish did just fine without a scouting report on the Colorado Rockies. He struck out 11 in six innings in a 5-3 victory over the Rockies on Friday night. He allowed three runs and six hits and walked one. Jason Giambi hit a two-run home run, his first of the spring, off Darvish in the second inning. Both Giambi and Todd...

Moreland's homer helps Rangers beat Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Former closer Neftali Feliz pitched five innings and Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer to help the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Saturday night. Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis hit solo homers for Cleveland, which has averaged 2.8 runs during a 10-game Cactus League losing streak. Feliz, now Texas' No. 5 starter, allowed three runs...

Rangers 5, Rockies 3

Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish struck out 11 and allowed three runs in six innings in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night in his final spring start in Arizona. Jason Giambi hit a two-run home run, his first of the spring, off Darvish in the second inning. Giambi and Todd Helton each doubled off Darvish, who will be the No. 4 starter in the Rangers rotation...

Rangers 5, Padres 3

Colby Lewis tuned up to start on opening day, pitching four innings Sunday as the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Lewis allowed two runs and four hits. He'll pitch Friday at home against the Chicago White Sox. Closer Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for Texas. The Rangers won six of their final seven exhibitions after beginning spring training with three wins...

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish strong in final start

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish was strong in his final start of spring training in the Cactus league. The Rangers had hoped to increase his work load in his final start and the mission was accomplished. Darvish pitched six innings, allowed six hits, one walk and three earned runs but he also struck struck out 11 while facing the Colorado Rockies. The high priced acquisition...

Rangers trade Kyle Hudson to Rays for future considrations

According to Evan P. Grant of The Dallas Morning News, the Texas Rangers have traded outfielder Kyle Hudson to the Tampa Bay Rays for future considerations.
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