Found March 01, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Adrian Beltre
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
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Rangers P Darvish shows off 7-pitch repertoire

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish showed off his full repertoire Wednesday in his third live batting practice of spring training. The Japanese sensation threw seven different pitchers during Wednesday's outing, according to Rangers catcher Mike Napoli. Along with a fastball, curveball and slider, Darvish unveiled his slider, changeup, split-fingered fastball and cut fastball...

Rangers' Darvish uses all seven pitches in session

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw 35 pitches to two minor leaguers in a 10-minute session. Catcher Mike Napoli said Wednesday Darvish used his entire seven-pitch repertoire in facing Joey Butler and Chris McGuinnes. Darvish, who had an ERA of less than two the past five seasons while pitching in Japan, throws a two-seam fastball, a four-seam fastball, a split-finger fastball...

Kip Fagg: Scouting and Signing Texas Rangers

As a rule, scouting directors are among the humblest people you’ll find in professional baseball. Almost to a fault, they’ll deflect credit away from themselves while lauding the efforts of others. Kip Fagg of the Texas Rangers is no exception, but you could hardly blame him if he wanted to take a bow. Under his leadership, the Rangers have signed as many potentially elite players...

Darvish pitches shutout inning in squad game

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...

Nelson Cruz Player Projection No. 40

Key Stats: Nelson Cruz has been ranked in the top 90 for three straight years at Yahoo, but has not gotten higher than 73rd on the player rater. His power is up there with the best sluggers in the game as we saw last October when he belted 8 home runs in only 62 post-season at-bats. This year he will likely raise his average as his BABIP last season was just .288. Bill James projects...

Recovering Moreland ready for intrasquad

The Rangers asked first baseman Mitch Moreland if he was ready to play in an intrasquad game. Moreland assured them that he is ready to go. "It's not even a question," Moreland said.

Center field might become home for young Cuban Leonys Martin

Leonys Martin's journey might be over.

For Rangers set-up man Koji Uehara, last year is over with

Koji Uehara is ready to recapture his old form.

GALVESTON;Texas Rangers will probe man's death after Tasering;

GALVESTON - Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a Galveston man who died in the hospital two days after being Tased by a Galveston sheriff's deputy and a Galveston police officer this week, a ranger said Thursday. The Galveston agencies asked the rangers to investigate the death of Raymond Luther Allen Jr., 34, of Galveston, Ranger Joe Haralson said. "We don&...

Rangers agree to terms with Moreland

The Texas Rangers have agreed to contract terms for 2012 with eight players, including first baseman Mitch Moreland.

Darvish displays seven-pitch repertoire

Catcher Mike Napoli counted seven. That is how many different pitches Yu Darvish threw during his third live batting practice session on Wednesday.

Spring break: Former top prospect Conor Jackson eager for any role with Rangers

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Source: MLB to check Rangers' deal with Beras

Major League Baseball plans to investigate the Texas Rangers' contract agreement with Latin American teenager Jairo Beras amid concerns about his age, a source confirmed on Wednesday.

Mike Napoli intends to catch intrasquad game; Elvis Andrus may play

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Yu Darvish throws seven different pitches, apparently isn't impressed

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