Found April 30, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team. The Rangers said Tuesday that Wells' retirement was effectively immediately. In 98 career games in the majors from 2008-12, all but one with the Cubs, Wells was 28-32 with a 4.08 ERA. He was 1-2 in 12 games last season for Chicago, but became a free agent after refusing a minor league assignment. The 30-year-old Wells went to spring training with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee. The right-hander was 0-4 with a 6.08 ERA for Round Rock. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says Wells indicated he ''just didn't have the same level of desire'' to pitch any more.

Rangers make moves with struggling prospects

ARLINGTON, Texas Mike Olt and Cody Buckel, two of the top prospects in the Texas system, are dealing with separate issues that have slowed them. Olt, who hasn't played since last Thursday for Triple A Round Rock, told the team he was having vision problems and has been seeing doctors in the Metroplex. Buckel, the left-hander for Double A Frisco, has been shifted to the bullpen...

Rangers' Lewis fine after extended spring start

The Texas Rangers rotation, which has been excellent in the first month of the season, took steps towards getting another boost Monday. Right-hander Colby Lewis, who is rehabbing from right flexor tendon surgery, pitched in his first game since injuring his arm last year. Lewis threw 17 pitches in an extended spring game in Surprise, Ariz., and reported no issues. The Rangers...

Murphy, Beltre fighting through slow starts

ARLINGTON, Texas Texas outfielder David Murphy wouldnt mind right now if he were hitting his career April average. Murphy, who got Tuesday off in favor of Jeff Baker, is hitting just .176 this season. Hes a notoriously slow starter, with a .228 lifetime average in March and April, but it doesnt make the start any easier for him to take. "Its tough for any player to go through...

Cubs Drop One to Diamondbacks, Tie the Other

John Leonard belted an RBI triple, singled twice, and scored a run, and Carter Bell drilled a two-run double, as one squad of Diamondbacks defeated one squad of Cubs 5-2 on Field #3, while on Field #4, 16-year old Sergio Alcantara doubled, tripled, and scored a run and Michael Brenly singled, doubled, and scored two runs for the Diamondbacks, and Neftali Rosario singled, walked...

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training Stats (thru 4/27)

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training stats (thru 4/27) Tags: EXST Cubs Extended Spring TrainingRead more about 2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training Stats (thru 4/27)

Cubs’ Josh Vitters Returns from DL to Triple A

Chicago Cubs third base prospect Josh Vitters has been activated from the disabled list rejoined the Triple A Iowa Cubs in time for the April 30 game, but he did not play. Vitters had suffered from a locked up lower back that occurred on his way from Spring Training to Iowa’s opening series in Albuquerque, New Mexico.’s Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her followers...

Tom Ricketts threatens to move Cubs from Wrigley if he can’t get government approval for renovations

Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts is locked in a battle with the Chicago government over renovations to Wrigley Field. Ricketts has proposed a $300 million renovation of Wrigley that would include a large increase in restrooms, an expanded concourse, upgrades to the clubhouses, changes to the outfield that would allow more advertisement space, and a video scoreboard.Chicago mayor...

FOX Sports Southwest to host fan sleepover at Rangers Ballpark

Special Screening of Iconic Baseball Film The Sandlot, Live Coverage Of Rangers Road Game vs. Astros Highlights Rangers Live Party Fans Can Camp Out Under The Stars In The Outfield Filmmaker David Mickey Evans and The Sandlot Cast Members Will Meet and Greet Fans FOX Sports Southwest has partnered with the Texas Rangers to host a Fan Sleepover at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington...

Wanna See What Wrigley Field May Soon Look Like?

((ht: We will give Cubs owner Tom Ricketts this, he's trying to make the most out of one of baseball's most iconic stadiums. Ricketts and the Cubs on Tuesday afternoon released what they say is a "New and Improved" Wrigley that would offer more amenities, more seating, a rather large Video Board and more importantly to Ricketts, more space...

Former Cubs 1B Mark Grace behaving quite well in prison

Former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace is finishing out a 4 month sentence at Tent City Prison in Arizona. Mark Grace, most recently a D-Backs television color analyst Mark Grace was sent to jail on DUI charges. The “lovable” drunk that used to hang out a lot at Durkin’s on the North side of Chicago trolling for Lincoln Park Trixie booty is supposedly...

Series Preview 9: White Sox at Rangers

The White Sox will hit the road for a six game trip starting Tuesday in Texas.  The Sox went 3-5 on an abbreviated eight game homestand with two games cancelled due to weather issues.  It has been a tough go for the South Siders, who have not won a series since the first week of the season. The team they will face, the Rangers, is coming home after a 4-3 road trip and...
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