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ARLINGTON, Texas While the Texas Rangers got bad rotation news on Matt Harrison Wednesday, right-hander Yu Darvish is set for his Friday start in Seattle.
Darvish (2-0) left his last outing after five innings because of a blister on his right ring finger. But the area has healed and Darvish was able to throw most of his pitches in his Wednesday bullpen session.
He expects to have his full repertoire for his start vs. the Mariners.
"It's going well," Darvish said. "Even if I had to make adjustments I'm not going to tell you guys."
Darvish needs to be sharp against the Mariners. He went 2-2 against Seattle last season but posted a 6.65 ERA against the Mariners. Darvish admitted last year that facing the Mariners was difficult because they had Ichiro Suzuki playing for them.
While Suzuki is gone, Darvish knows he still has he work cut out for him.
"I still haven't looked at their lineup after Ichiro's gone," Darvish said. "But I'm sure they added some great bats. I still haven't looked at the video yet."
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers made the move that was expected Tuesday, designating outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment to make room for Tuesday starter Nick Tepesch.
The Rangers have 10 days to trade, release or outright Borbon to the minor leagues.
"I'm biased," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I'm around him (Borbon) all the time. I&...
ARLINGTON, Texas The good news for Texas left-hander Matt Harrison was that his sore lower back was feeling better Tuesday.
Unfortunately it wasn't feeling good enough for Harrison to throw his bullpen, further putting his Thursday start in Seattle in jeopardy.
The Rangers are waiting to see how Harrison feels in the next couple of days before deciding what to do. Harrison...
ARLINGTON, Texas While rookie pitcher Nick Tepesch was the big story Tuesday night for the Rangers, another young player also took a big step in the 6-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Center fielder Leonys Martin had his first multi-hit game of the season. Hitting out of the No. 9 spot in the order, Martin was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored.
"He's been swinging the bat...
Nolan Ryan is staying in his role as chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers.
After weeks of speculation about his future with the team, Ryan and the Rangers issued statements Wednesday that the Hall of Fame pitcher would remain. That came after the end of the first homestand of the season.
Ryan has remained quiet publicly about his plans since it was announced March 1 that...
Joe Nathan picked up his 300th save on Monday night in the Rangers’ 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. Helped out by umpire Marty Foster.
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Texas Rangers reliever Joe Nathan became the 24th player in MLB history to record his 300th save but the call that gave him the save was errant. Nathan tossed an 82-mph curveball that fell off the side of the plate, clearly a walk which would have sent the tying run to second base with Evan Longoria coming to the plate for the Rays. Instead home plate umpire Marty Foster called Ben...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays played in the cold after the rain Wednesday.
It was only 39 degrees at first pitch, the coldest start ever for a day game at Rangers Ballpark -- 40 degrees colder than when the two teams played Tuesday night.
With winds gusting near 20 mph, it felt closer to freezing when the series finale started at 2:34 p.m. local...
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The Texas Rangers will have to do without their Opening Day starter for at least the next 15 days. The clubs has announced that they have placed their ace, Matt Harrison, on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Harrison had been bothered by back pain for a couple weeks now and has not yet looked like the ace Texas knows he can be.
According to Anthony Andro of Fox Sports...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Matt Moore and four Rays relievers combined on a five-hitter and Tampa Bay beat Texas 2-0 Wednesday in the coldest day game ever at Rangers Ballpark.
It was only 39 degrees when the game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 29 minutes. That was 40 degrees colder than Tuesday night.
Evan Longoria had a sacrifice fly for the Rays, who snapped a three-game...