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ARLINGTON, Texas Lance Berkman was back in the Texas lineup Friday night at designated hitter.
Berkman, who didn't play in Chicago, said he could play first base for the Rangers if the club needed him to.
But his surgically repaired right knee may not make that a wise move.
"I think I could do it," said Berkman, who had two surgeries on his right knee last year. "I have had some trouble with (right) knee being sore just from DHing so I'm a little bit hesitant to say Yeah I can run out there two, three, four nights in a row.' But if you said you absolutely have to have you play first base for a game, I could do it."
Berkman said the knee soreness he has is nothing new. He said his knees felt fine in spring training but don't feel as good now. Mother Nature could be to blame.
"Some of that's probably the weather conditions we've been playing in," Berkman said. "It's been cold, wet, barometric pressure, all of those things. They definitely have an impact."
Berkman, who is hitting .389 on the season, has played in just one of the last four games for Texas. He's not sure how that layoff will impact his timing at the plate.
"Something that breaks your rhythm it is going to take a little time to get back," he said. "Sometimes it comes right back. Sometimes it takes a little bit. I'm curious to know that answer myself."
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is out until the All-Star break with as herniated disc, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels reported Friday. Harrison will undergo back surgery Tuesday. Harrison
ARLINGTON, Texas Give Texas Rangers public-address announcer Chuck Morgan bonus points for his sense of timing.
In the middle of the fourth inning of Friday's Rangers game against the Mariners, Morgan made the announcement at Rangers Ballpark that many there might not have known suspect No. 2 in the Boston marathon bombing had been captured.
The news was met with a huge ovation...
Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch has left his start against Seattle in the second inning after being hit by a line drive above the right wrist.
The Rangers say he has a bruised right wrist and he will be evaluated further Sunday. Team doctor Keith Meister examined Tepesch Saturday night.
The rookie right-hander immediately began shaking his right arm after Seattle's Jesus...
As expected, the Texas Rangers weren't able to sneak outfielder Julio Borbon through waivers.
Borbon announced the news himself on Twitter with the following tweet:
Chicago Cubs!!!! Julio Borbn (@JulioBorbon20) April 19, 2013
Borbon, who was designated for assignment last week, was claimed by the Chicago Cubs Friday. The Rangers put Borbon on waivers Wednesday.
Texas was hoping...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers opening-day starter Matt Harrison is going to have back surgery and likely will be out of the rotation until after the All-Star break.
The Rangers said Friday that Harrison, on the disabled list because of an inflamed nerve in his back, is scheduled for an operation Tuesday to repair a herniated disk.
An 18-game winner and All-Star last season...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers are getting involved in efforts to help in the aftermath of a fertilizer plant explosion. Rangers officials say donations of essential items for the victims and residents of West will be accepted before each of game of their series against Seattle, from Friday through Sunday. There will also be a blood drive at the stadium Sunday. ...
Derek Lowe pitched four hitless innings in relief of injured starter Nick Tepesch, A.J. Pierzynski and David Murphy each hit solo homers and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Saturday night.
Lowe (1-0) came out of the bullpen in the second inning after Tepesch was hit just above the right wrist by a line drive, sustaining a bruise. The 39-year-old right-hander allowed...
The Texas Rangers placed right-handed starting pitcher Matt
Harrison on the 15-day disabled with a lower back strain last week. Yesterday,
general manager Jon Daniels told reporters – including Anthony Andro of FOX
Sports Southwest – that Harrison requires back surgery to repair a herniated
disc, a procedure that carries with it an estimated recovery of two to three
FRISCO, Texas – While in Frisco for a recent game against Arkansas, Lone Star Dugout's Jason Cole sat down with Texas Rangers minor league pitching coordinator Danny Clark to discuss some of the organization's prospects. In part one of this two-part series, Clark talks about Justin Grimm, Cody Buckel, and three young Single-A Hickory hurlers.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Derek Lowe pitched four hitless innings in relief of injured starter Nick Tepesch, A.J. Pierzynski and David Murphy each hit solo homers and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Saturday night.
Lowe (1-0) came out of the bullpen in the second inning after Tepesch was hit just above the right wrist by a line drive, sustaining a bruise. The 39-year...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 10 while allowing only three hits over seven innings for Texas, and the Rangers had their biggest inning of the season in a 7-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
In his first start in a week, and 33rd in the major leagues, Darvish (3-1) had his 10th career 10-strikeout game.
Jeff Baker put Texas up 1-0 with a two-out...
The Chicago Cubs claimed outfielder Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Friday.
Borbon, 27, spent all of last season with Round Rock, the Rangers' Double-A affiliate, where he hit .304 with 23 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 133 games. He hit .317 in 32 spring training games for the Rangers this season and went hitless in one regular season at-bat...
MLB News: Julio Borbon was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Chicago Cubs from the Texas Rangers Friday. Spending his whole career in the Texas system, Borbon has a solid glove, but very little power and while he possesses very nice speed, his knowledge of the art of running has a few holes in it. There have been plenty of gems that were found on the waivers after being cast...
I almost didn’t write a post about tonight’s game. My evening started when I was rear-ended leaving work. I’m fine, but the car needs work. Not fun. And then I got home, hoping to settle in with a beer and baseball, but my MLB.tv kept buffering and I could not find an opener for my beer (moving problems). After some frustration-born tears, I opened the beer with a...
On the road again: Mariners vs. Rangers Game 1 Preview
Mariners LH Joe Saunders (1-1, 2.08 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.75)
Saunders is 3-7 with a 5.79 ERA in 12 career starts against Texas. Darvish is 10-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 14 starts at home last season.
Five days after they gained a split of a four-game series at Safeco Field, the Texas Rangers return home to...