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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Lance Berkman is set to make his spring training debut for the Texas Rangers on Thursday.
Berkman has been bothered by a mild right calf strain, and the Rangers have been cautious with the 37-year-old switch-hitter. He played only 32 games with St. Louis last season because of two operations on his right knee and a left calf strain.
While being held out of the first six spring games, Berkman has still been going through workouts and some base-running drills. He is scheduled to be the designated hitter Thursday against Cleveland.
Berkman said Wednesday that he feels good and is looking forward to getting into games.
The Rangers say Adrian Beltre is "still progressing well" from his calf strain, though they haven't said yet when he will play.
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Former Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee says he, and others, were "baffled" by the way the organization treated third baseman Michael Young in his final years with the team.
Lee and Young are now teammates in Philadelphia. He describes Young as "
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Lance Berkman singled, walked and scored two runs in his Rangers' spring training debut, a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday that gave Texas its first exhibition victory this year after an 0-5 start.
Berkman, who was limited to 32 games last year with St. Louis and needed two knee operations, was held out of the first six exhibition games...
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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus reportedly will miss Thursday's spring training game because a new tattoo is causing him discomfort.
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, who showed off a huge new tattoo of his late father on Twitter Wednesday, was out of the Texas lineup Thursday because of sensitivity in the area.
Texas manager Ron Washington said Andrus was originally supposed to play but was scratched because of the tattoo on his left arm. Washington said he was glad Andrus decided to get the work done in...
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has been scratched because of what the club called ''sensitivity in his left arm'' - apparently caused by a tattoo.
Andrus spent nine hours the two days before Thursday's spring training game against the Indians under a needle. He wanted a likeness of his late father, Emilo Andrus, who died in 1996 when Elvis was 7.
SURPRISE, Ariz. The Texas Rangers may be winless in Cactus League play, but Tuesday was still a successful day. Yu Darvish picked up where he left off last season in dominating Chicago White Sox hitters in two quick innings of work.
He retired all six hitters he faced, and none of them made solid contact. The fidgety Darvish who showed up last spring in Arizona was nowhere to...
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from spring training action on Thursday because of an injury. As we know, injuries that occur during spring training often have hilarious stories attached to them. Most of them seem to typically involve pitchers, but Andrus has made an exception.
Elvis apparently decided to get some new ink on his left arm recently. What does that...
The odd injury train keeps rolling on. Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reported earlier today that Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from the lineup today because of a new tattoo that was apparently still very sensitive and creating some issues in regards to comfort.
Andrus posted a picture on Twitter of his newly-inked left arm last evening, featuring...
WHITE SOX 14, RANGERS 8
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish struck out two while retiring all six White Sox batters he faced Tuesday in his first spring start before Chicago scored 11 runs over the next two innings in a 14-8 win over the Texas Rangers.
Darvish, the Japanese ace who won 16 games as a major league rookie last season, threw his fastball in the mid-90s.
Chicago scored six...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Conor Gillaspie is getting off to a quick spring training start with the Chicago White Sox.
The newly acquired Gillaspie homered off Collin Balester in the sixth inning, helping the White Sox beat Texas 8-4 Wednesday and drop the Rangers to 0-5 in spring training.
Obtained Friday from San Francisco for minor league pitcher Jeff Soptic, Gillaspie had four...
SURPRISE, Ariz. Once he took Michael Young's job four years ago, Elvis Andrus was smart enough to become his pal. He hung on Young's every word, and he's still trying to get used to him being with another team.
"It's still weird," Andrus told FOXSportsSouthwest.com on Monday. "He was Ranger Man. That's what we called him. I guess it's part...