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Where, oh where has the Rangers offense gone?  I feel like they used it all in the Detroit series.  Or something. All I know is I want it back. Yu Darvish pitched six frames, and the only Oakland run was a home run by Yeonis Cespedes.  Honestly, Darvish wasn’t his sharpest tonight, but he was still good enough for a win. If only he’d had a little offense to help him out. Unfortunately, that was nowhere to be found. The Rangers only managed three hits all night, and they all came from the bottom of the order — Craig Gentry, A.J. Pierzynski and Jurickson Profar.  There weren’t even any walks.  So those were literally the only three Rangers base runners all night.  And they couldn’t get past second base.  Sigh. Now the boys are in jeopardy of being swept, unless they find their bats tomorrow. KISS: Neal Cotts had a nice shutdown inning in his Rangers debut. MISS:  Mitch Moreland had three strikeouts for the night.  So did Elvis Andrus. FINAL SCORE Oakland :: 1R, 7 H, 11 TLOB Texas :: 0...

Rangers DFA Lowe to make room for Lindblom

ARLINGTON, Texas Veteran Derek Lowe, who struggled this year for the Texas Rangers, was designated for assignment Monday to create room for Josh Lindblom. Lowe, who was signed in spring training to a 1.25 million deal, was 1-0 with a 9.00 ERA in nine appearances for Texas. He pitched Sunday, his first appearance in a week, and allowed two runs in 23 of an inning. The move means...

Rangers option RHP Burns for Wolf's spot start

The Texas Rangers have optioned right-handed reliever Cory Burns to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for Ross Wolf for a spot start Wednesday against Oakland. Wolf will be the second pitcher in three days to make his first major league start for the Rangers after previous stints with other teams as a reliever. Josh Lindblom lost to the A's on Monday. The 30-year-old Wolf last...

Derek Lowe Clears Waivers, Can Either Accept Minor League Assignment or Become Free Agent

Derek Lowe has become quite the journeyman. He now faces another career decision. Lowe cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Rangers, according to reports. Lowe can either accept the assignment to Triple-A Round Rock or he can choose to become a free agent. Lowe could opt for free agency in the hopes of catching on with another major league team, but it’s...

Prospect Profile: Jurickson Profar | INF | TEX

As a rule, we fantasy owners love to own prospects before our fellow owners. There’s little as rewarding as grabbing a minor leaguer before he becomes a household name and then watching as he develops into a stud. But how do you sort the big-timers from part-timers? Prospect Profile is here to help. This week we examine Rangers uber-prospect, Jurickson Profar.Player Name: Jurickson...

Jurickson Profar Opportunity Is Calling Your Name

When the season began many people expected that top prospect Jurickson Profar would make the Texas Rangers Opening Day roster. Texas instead opted to send their young superstar to Triple-A Round Rock and this would allow him to enhance his skills as a player. There would be an opportunity for him to join the team if a player was injured during the season. That chance has come up...

Yu Darvish Bobble Head

  Courtesy of Texas Rangers Here is a quick peek at the upcoming Yu Darvish bobble head doll.  The Texas Rangers will be handing out bobble heads to the first 20,000 Texas Ranger fans on June 11, 2013 when the Texas host the Cleveland Indians.  If you take a good look at the photo, you will notice that the Yu Darvish bobble head doll has included a strikeout counter.  This...

Rangers top A's in Wolf's first big league start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Wolf was making his first big league appearance since Oct. 1, 2010, as a reliever with Oakland. He retired the first nine...

Rangers scratch Nick Tepesch with blister

The Texas Rangers have scratched right-handed starting pitcher Nick Tepesch from today's regularly-scheduled appearance against the Oakland Athletics due to a blister on his throwing hand, according to T.R. Sullivan of Tepesch developed a blister on the middle finger of his right hand during his last start Friday night against the Detroit Tigers. Texas doesn'...

Rangers' offense shows some life against Athletics

ARLINGTON, Texas The Rangers' offense surfaced briefly in the first inning Wednesday, then went back into the same hiding place it's been occupying since the Oakland Athletics hit town. The Rangers scored all of their runs in Wednesday's 3-1 win in the first inning, on homers by David Murphy and Adrian Beltre. Then the Rangers had just one runner in scoring position...

Texas-Sized Challenge For A's Vs. Hot Rangers

The Oakland A's completed a well-pitched series sweep over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, but their pitching staff will face a stiff test against the Texas Rangers in Arlington over the next three days.

Rangers can't crack Colon, A's in loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night. Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston. Coco Crisp got three...

Gray Sets New High Mark

WEST SACRAMENTO - On the same night that the Oakland A's preseason top pitching prospect was dominating the Texas Rangers in the major leagues, the A's current top pitching prospect was putting together a notable performance of his own for Triple-A Sacramento.

Dan Straily Outduels Yu Darvish in 1-0 Oakland Victory

Oakland Athletics rookie right-hander Dan Straily outdueled Rangers ace Yu Darvish on Tuesday night, turning in his best outing of a rather inconsistent season. Straily worked seven scoreless innings, surrendering just two hits (both singles) while striking out five batters and allowing no walks. After a 6.2 inning performance in which he allowed two runs and fanned 11 batters en...
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