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HOUSTON -- Houston resident Lance Berkman, who got his career started with the Astros, said he'll always be a Houston fan at some level.
But as of now, he's all Texas after signing with the Rangers in the offseason despite speculation that he would re-sign with the Astros.
Texas just makes more sense for Berkman, who batted third for the Rangers Sunday.
"The Astros never really made me an offer so I didn't really have a chance to accept it or not," said Berkman, who spent the first 11 seasons of his career with Houston. "There was some genuine interest at a certain level but the Rangers had a greater interest at a higher level and it just made more sense for both parties involved to work out this way."
Berkman said he didn't think it made much sense for the Astros to invest in a player like Berkman because he doesn't really fit the mold of the current Houston roster. Houston is building a young team that Berkman said is cost effective.
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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...
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...
SAN ANTONIO Julio Borbon is the 25th man on the Texas Rangers roster at least for now.
Borbon, who is out of options, nabbed the final rosters spot for Texas over relievers Josh Lindblom and Cory Burns. Both Burns and Lindblom will start the season at Triple A Round Rock.
Texas will carry 11 pitchers to start the season and just four starters. The Rangers won't need a fifth...
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...
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.
Houston Astros Are the Best Team in Baseball—At Least for One Night:
Expectations are low for the Houston Astros in 2013, but for at least a night they are the best team in baseball.
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The game was the only game of the night; the official opener for the 2013 season making it quite likely that baseball fans eager to get their...
The Houston Astros may lose 100 games this season but perhaps they found a player that can hit. J.J. Watt, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, put on a power display before the teams game on Friday.
Watt hit five home runs according to James Palmer of Comcast Sportsnet Houston. At one point he hit three in a row.
Hitting home runs is not unheard of for Watt as he played...
HOUSTON Yu Version 2.0 makes his 2013 Tuesday night against the Houston Astros and big things are expected from Yu Darvish in his second season in the majors.
Darvish, who did everything the club expected of him as a rookie, has a comfort level this year that he didnt have to start his rookie year in the majors.
That could make for some very long nights for Texas opponents.
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.
Don’t look now, but the new kid on the block has all the toys.
In their first season in the American League West after moving over from the National League, the Astros took sole possession of the division after a season-opening 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
No one picked the Astros to finish higher than last in the AL West this year, and with good reason. They are by far the...