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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ian Kinsler hit his fourth home run and Scott Feldman threw six scoreless innings to help lead the Texas Rangers past the Cincinnati Reds 12-0 on Monday night.
Nelson Cruz, David Murphy and Josh Hamilton had two-run doubles, Mitch Moreland added a two-run single and Michael Young had three hits and scored three runs for the Rangers, who won for only the second time at home this spring.
Feldman, who likely start the season as a spot starter and long reliever, scattered three hits and struck out nine.
Cincinnati starter Jeff Francis retired the side in order in the first before running into trouble. He lasted three batters into the fourth inning, giving up 11 runs on 11 hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Francis, a non-roster invitee vying for a spot in the Reds' rotation, needs to be placed on Cincinnati's 25-man roster by Wednesday or he can opt out of his minor-league contract to try and catch on with another club.
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The Cincinnati Reds (10-15) threw out what could be considered the minor league team against the Texas Rangers (7-16) and it showed. After a scoreless first inning the Reds fell behind early giving up multiple runs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th inning and were never able to recover. Despite wanting to put this game out of memory here is a look at the usual, Good, Bad and Notables...
High priced acquisition SP Yu Darvish pitched five innings at a Texas Rangers intra-squad games and came away striking out 11 batters that he faced. Darvish has just one remaining start in the Spring Training rotation for the Rangers but pitching coach Mike Maddux believes Darvish is ready for the start of the season.
After his performance on Sunday, Maddux told reporters...
Carlos Fisher was among the players who were shown the door
The Redlegs made eight more cuts on Sunday to trim the roster size down to 33.
Among the cuts were RHP Andrew Brackman, INF Chris Valaika, and OF Denis Phipps (who were all optioned to Triple-A Louisville), and RHP Carlos Fisher, LHP Ron Mahay, LHP Clayton Tanner, LHP Clay Zavada, and RHP Kanekoa Texeria, (who were...
Aroldis Chapman may be headed back to the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen following the loss of closer Ryan Madson, who underwent season ending Tommy John surgery last week. Madson signed a one year deal with the Reds this offseason to serve as the team’s closer, but he will not get the opportunity to make an appearance in even one regular season game for Cincinnati in...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus has left the Texas Rangers' game against the San Diego Padres with tightness in his right hip flexor muscle.
Andrus had a run-scoring groundout in the first on Tuesday and played in the field both of the first two innings, recording an assist and a putout.
Andrus is 9 for 32 this spring with two RBIs and a stolen base.
Here is how the prospects performed in the game Monday night:
Billy Hamilton scored a run as a pinch runner.
Todd Frazier went 0-4.
Danny Dorn went 0-2.
Ryan LaMarre went 0-2.
Daryl Jones went 1-3.
Nick Christiani allowed a run on 2 hits and 2 walks in 1 inning of work.
Travis Webb threw a perfect inning of work with a strikeout.
Also within that game Jeff Francis got pounded...
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was forced to leave Tuesday's game with the San Diego Padres in the second inning because of a tight right hip flexor.Manager Ron Washington said Andrus complained of tightness in the muscle after grounding out in his only at-bat.Andrus will be evaluated further on Wednesday.The 23-year-old is batting .369 this spring with four RBIs.
Cincinnati Reds right-handed pitcher Mat Latos strained his left calf while delivering a pitch Tuesday.Latos exited in the fifth inning of his team's 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs and is listed as day-to-day."I'm alive and fine," Latos said after the game. "I just put a little ice on it. I'm fine. It was just a precaution."The Reds acquired Latos in...
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Lone Star Dugout has video from Yu Darvish's minor league intrasquad start on Sunday morning, complete with pitch type and velocity. Darvish allowed four runs but struck out 11 in five innings.
The Texas Rangers have been to two straight World Series. They came within one strike of winning it last year. They have never won a World Series and are getting closer. They right now are the class of the American League and they have another strong team to make a run this season. Here is a look at some of their team to see who you could keep as a finding keeper.
Right-hander Mat Latos threw a pitch and pulled up awkwardly. Just like that, the Cincinnati Reds had another pitching concern.
Latos strained his left calf while throwing a pitch during the fifth inning of a 7-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, forcing him from the game. He was listed as day to day.
The Reds' No. 2 starter got hurt three days after they learned that closer...
Here's what you can expect on tonight's Reds Live - Spring Training Live:
-- Brandon Phillips is soooo ready for the season to start, and is especially anxious since he'll be the leadoff batter, as told to Jeff Piecoro during his visit with the Reds second baseman.-- Chris and Jeff discuss Brandon Phillips' stats after moving into the leadoff spot last season - some...
In a perfect world, every prospect piece would be written after multiple looks at a player including batting practice, infield and in game performance. Unfortunately, everyday life makes it nearly impossible to make that goal a reality as career, family and budget restraints limit the ability for a prospect writer to keep the same schedule as an affiliated scout. And while small...
by: Matt BollmannStaff Writer
The Reds (10-16) welcomed the Chicago Cubs (13-14) to Goodyear, Arizona on Tuesday. It was a pitching matchup of two guys with high expectations this year for their respective ball clubs in Mat Latos for Cincy and Matt Garza for Chicago. It was a game that saw the team lose to the Cubs by the final of 7-4. Now, let’s take a look at the good,...
The Reds broke the hearts of another eight up-and-comers this morning as they continued the brutal march to a 25-man roster that actually includes only 25 men.
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