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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jeff Baker homered off Tom Gorzelanny and Mike Olt against Travis Webb, helping the Texas Rangers rout the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 Tuesday.
Baker has a seven-game hitting streak, going 12 for 15 (.800).
Rangers starter Alexi Ogando allowed two hits and three walks and struck out three over four innings, his first scoreless outing of spring training. Texas took a four-hit shutout into the ninth before Tanner Scheppers allowed three runs.
Brewers starter Mark Rogers gave up six runs -- three earned -- three hits and four walks in 1 1-3 innings. He threw just 18 of 42 pitches for strikes.
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Jurickson Profar, who debated whether or not to play in the World Baseball Classic throughout the early part of spring training, has been added to the roster for the Netherlands for the final round.
The Dutch team is scheduled to play Monday in the championship round at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Profar originally planned to play for the Dutch team to start the WBC but opted...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Only two players have appeared in more games for the Texas Rangers than David Murphy over the past six seasons.
Yet for the first time this spring, Murphy arrived in Arizona without the tag as the Rangers' fourth outfielder. He instead will be the everyday left fielder, a distinction that hasn't changed his approach.
"I've never been in...
There is a feeling of unease, of fear and trembling, among some Brewers fans as the team approaches the start of the regular season. The fog of the unknown surrounds the Brewers. Youth possesses potential, but isn’t it only likely that potential will be wasted? Look at the life of an average person. There’s potential there, but isn’t it really easy to piss that...
The Texas Rangers continue to be tied to players – such as free
agent Kyle Lohse – as the regular season approaches. Still, Rangers general
manager Jon Daniels told reporters, including Ron Matejko of ESPN Dallas, that
he’s likely done making additions at this point.
Daniels said he expects his 25-man Opening Day roster to
come out of the current Rangers’ clubhouse...
Texas Rangers pitching prospect Cody Buckel delivers “Every Pitch” perfect.
A few weeks ago, TSB got an early look at DICK’S Sporting Goods new ad campaign run by Anomaly. With opening day right around the corner, what better way to get customers into your store for new baseball equipment than with a one minute, ultra HD, slow-mo masterpiece?
DICK’S unleashed this new commercial...
Caleb Gindl has been through this before.
In each of the past few spring trainings, he'd come up, hit the ball well and be sent back to the minor leagues sometime before Opening Day. While the same thing could happen again this season, Gindl at least sees a sliver of opportunity to make the team.
"It's the first time there's a spot kind of open," Gindl said...
The Texas Rangers are scouting New York Yankees right-handed
reliever Joba Chamberlain, according to George A. King III of The New York
The Rangers sent Don Welke, a special assistant to general manager
Jon Daniels, to a Yankees’ spring training contest Monday specifically to watch
Chamberlain throw. King notes that the Rangers get the sense that the Yankees
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Carlos Gomez to a contract extension that will keep the center fielder with the team through 2016.
Gomez's deal was officially announced as a three-year extension, but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the new deal will tear up the final year of his current contract and will pay him about 27.5 million over the next four years.
Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract.
The 27-year-old outfielder would have been eligible for free agency after this season. He had agreed to a $4.3 million, one-year deal in January, and the new contract includes salaries of $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016.
Gomez hit .260 with 19 homers...
Thanks in large part to both Mike Trout and Bryce Harper taking baseball by storm last season, this 2013 class of rookies will have a ton of pressure on them to succeed right away. Leading the way as the most likely start is Jurickson Profar. Can the talented shortstop for the Rangers really match the level of those two just a season ago?
Profar made an immediate splash in the majors...
Rickie Weeks had an RBI triple off Hyun-Jim Ryu after Zack Greinke was scratched from his start Monday because of elbow inflammation, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.
The Dodgers said Greinke was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and that an MRI in Arizona last week showed no structural damage. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, signed to a $147 million...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Craig Gentry knows he is not a power hitter. Still, he's shown he can handle good pitches to hit.
Gentry hit a two-run homer off Brett Myers to pace the Texas Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Gentry added a single and scored another run. Jeff Baker, a non-roster invitee for Texas, hit an RBI double and single in his first two at-bats...