Found April 01, 2013 on Busted Coverage:
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
And here I thought a baseball game in fight hungry San Antonio could go down without Rangers & Longhorns fans fighti…

Rangers take a gamble with Andrus extension

Over the weekend, news broke of huge extensions being signed by Justin Verlander and Buster Posey. The two former MVPs got paid, handsomely. Add one more key player getting a lengthy extension to that list, as news has now broke of shortstop Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers agreeing to an 8-year, $120 million dollar extension. This new extension start after the 2014 season, which...

Rangers GM pleased with Borbon's progress

HOUSTON Julio Borbon still has a fan in the Texas Rangers organization in general manager Jon Daniels. That doesn't mean that Borbon will still be with the club April 9 when they have to make a roster move for fifth starter Nick Tepesch. Borbon is out of options and the club would have to expose him to waivers if they try to send him to the minors to clear room for Tepesch...

Washington has high expectations for Darvish

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish received one fifth-place vote during last year's American League Cy Young voting. Could Darvish go from finishing ninth in the voting his rookie year to winning the top pitching award in Year Two? Rangers manager Ron Washington seems to think it's a possibility. "I expect him to be a very good pitcher in the American League...

AP source: SS Andrus has new Rangers deal

Two-time All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus has reached an agreement on a contract guaranteeing him $120 million over an additional eight seasons through 2022 with the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday night. With the two years left on his current deal and the eight additional years, Andrus would earn more than $131 million over 10 seasons. The person...

Rangers may convert Jurickson Profar to second base

With Elvis Andrus on the verge of a huge contract extension - the type of extension you don't just dole out in anticipation of trading a player - the Rangers have some decisions to make.  One such decision is what to do with Jurickson Profar.  The highly-touted prospect was the heir-apparent for the Rangers' shortstop spot should the team have dealt Andrus.  That does...

Darvish almost perfect in Rangers opener

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish came within one out throwing a perfect game against the Astros. So we’re all of three days into the new season and it’s already been memorable, if nothing short of amazing. One night after Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher since 1953 to throw a shutout and homer in the same game and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper homered in...

Lone Star Dugout Q&A: Keith Comstock (Part 1)

SURPRISE, Ariz. – The Texas Rangers have had a stable of talented pitchers rehabbing at their spring training complex in recent months, including Martin Perez, Sam Stafford, and Justin Miller. Lone Star Dugout discussed those three players with Rangers rehab pitching coordinator Keith Comstock in part one of this two-part interview.

Darvish Nearly Perfect in First Start of 2013

In his first start of the year, Texas Rangers’ Japanese starting pitcher, Yu Darvish, nearly completed a perfect game. Reminiscent of the 2001 Mike Mussina start where Carl Everett ended “The Moose’s” perfect game with two outs in the 9th, Marwin Gonzalez, the Houston Astros #9 hitter, broke it up with with two outs in the ninth. A dribbler up the middle ended the night...

Darvish loses perfect game with 2 outs in 9th

HOUSTON (AP) -- Yu Darvish was one out from a perfect game when Marwin Gonzalez grounded a clean single through the pitcher's legs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night. The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out 14 and appeared to be in complete control before Gonzalez smacked the first pitch up the middle. Darvish was unable to get his...

Yu Darvish’s perfect game ruined by Marwin Gonzalez on final out

Needing just ne final out for a perfect game, Yu Darvish came up just short. Darvish retired the first 26 batters, but couldn’t get Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez, who had a single up the middle with two outs in the 9th. At least he still managed to put a smile on his face. Last perfect game bid broken up with 2 outs in 9th– Armando Galarraga in 2010 — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo...

Elvis Andrus, Texas Ranger

The Texas Rangers have the best prospect in baseball, a 20-year-old shortstop named Jurickson Profar who the public projection systems think could be a league average player in the big leagues right now. He’s going to start the year in Triple-A, though, as neither middle infield position is currently available in Arlington, with Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler currently entrenched...

Johnny Manziel to throw out first pitch at Sunday’s Angels vs Rangers game

Johnny Manziel will be throwing out the first pitch at Sunday, April 7th's Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels game. Because he is Johnny Manziel.
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