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Conor Jackson was a 1st round pick in 2003, he torn up the minors hitting .354/ .457 OBP / .553 and 1.110 OPS in AAA the year before (2005) he went to the majors and never hit below .301 at any level of the minors on his way up. From 2006-2008 he hit .290/. 370 OBP/ .450 Slg and .820 OPS. But since 2009 he went from being on the cusp of being the star in Arizona to a spare part. He's bounced from Arizona, to Oakland to Boston in which he hasn't hit over .249 and bounces from 1B / LF /DH and even some 3B. After two dismal seasons last year was the best of them appearing in 114 games while hitting .244. So what happened to Jackson, Valley Fever...Jackson was diagnosed with Valley Fever in May and has been on the disabled list since May 12.Valley Fever is actually Coccidioidomycosis, but got its more well-known name, according to azhealthinfo.org, because it was discovered in California's San Joaquin Valley. It occurs when a pair of spores, which typically reside in soil,...
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To call the Texas Rangers’ last two seasons bittersweet would be quite an understatement. While each was among the most successful campaigns in franchise history, 2010 and 2011 ended in disappointment with failed World Series bids. First came San Francisco’s overwhelming pitching. On its heels, the power and determination of the St. Louis Cardinals. In in back-to-back...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Texas Rangers newcomer Yu Darvish struck out Elvis Andrus and pitched a hitless inning Friday in an intrasquad game.
Darvish threw 21 pitches, 11 for strikes. His fastball was clocked between 93-96 mph.
Darvish started out with three balls to Ian Kinsler, then retired him on a fly ball with the count full. The Japanese star right-hander struck out Andrus...
Left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez, has passed on the Rangers non-roster offer, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Gonzalez just finished up a two-year $12mm deal that he signed with the Orioles prior to the 2010 season.
He was traded to the Texas Rangers last season where he eventually tore the meniscus in his left knee late in the season with his knee completely giving out in game...
Yu Darvish made his live game action debut on Friday while left-hander Neal Cotts pitched in his first game since 2009. TheSportsXChange has notes from the Rangers' first intrasquad game of the spring.
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The Galveston agencies asked the rangers to investigate the death of Raymond Luther Allen Jr., 34, of Galveston, Ranger Joe Haralson said.
Remember Yankees #1 draft pick Brien Taylor? Yeah, he was Josh Hamilton minus the white skin and ability to hit dongs. His left arm was supposed to win multiple World Series titles and he would eventually have broads hanging from arms and legs. Yeah, so then he went and tried to fight a guy on December 18, 1993. A dislocated left shoulder and torn labrum later, this guy was the...
SURPRISE, Ariz. – It was a busy day at the Texas Rangers' complex on Thursday. The Rangers played their first intrasquad game of the spring, with a number of young prospects seeing game action. Four of Frankie Piliere's top 100 MLB Draft prospects were also playing in Surprise Stadium. Lone Star Dugout has notes from both events.
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Friday's Texas Rangers intrasquad game was full of action, with a mixture of Yu Darvish, Joe Nathan, Neftali Feliz and some of the organization's top prospects. Lone Star Dugout has notes and observations from Surprise.