Found April 08, 2013 on Gamedayr:
PLAYERS: Nolan Ryan
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Johnny Manziel not only got to throw the first pitch out at Sunday's Texas Rangers game, he also got to spend some time with the legendary Nolan Ryan.

Borbon preparing for next step

ARLINGTON, Texas Julio Borbon doesn't know what his baseball future holds, but he knows that after Tuesday it likely won't have anything to do with the Texas Rangers. The club is expected to designate Borbon for assignment Tuesday to clear room for starting pitcher Nick Tepesch. It's almost an automatic that Borbon won't clear waivers, which will end his time with...

Rangers DFA Borbon to make room for Tepesch

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&...

Harrison's Thursday start in jeopardy

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...

Generous call gives Nathan milestone save

ARLINGTON, Texas Joe Nathan's 300th career save is one he'll remember for a lot more than it making him just the 24th member of the 300 club. He'll also remember it because it came on a final pitch that should have been ball four. Nathan got the benefit of a call on a full-count pitch to Ben Zobrist to preserve a 5-4 Texas victory over Tampa Bay Monday night. The...

Johnny Football makes his pitch for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas Johnny Baseball? It could have been that way if Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel had stuck with his first love as a child, playing baseball. Instead Manziel chose football and everyone knows the rest of the story for the Texas A&M quarterback. But Manziel had the opportunity to get back to his baseball roots Sunday, throwing out the first pitch before...

Ump Marty Foster's blown call enables Joe Nathan to notch 300th save; Radio, TV broadcasters pissed

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. Your browser does not support iframes. “I saw the pitch and, of... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Johnny Manziel Fires First Pitch for Texas Rangers, Puts It More Than a Little Outside (Video)

Johnny Manziel says he could have pursued a career as a baseball player. His arm says otherwise. The Texas A&M phenom, who took home the Heisman trophy in his rookie season this year, was invited to Arlington, Texas, to throw out first pitch on Sunday. Manziel got it to the plate, which is half the struggle, but he left it a little — or a lot — wide right. Manziel talked...

Rangers’ Yu Darvish exits due to finger blister

Texas Rangers right-handed starting pitcher Yu Darvish exited yesterday’s contest against the Los Angeles Angels early due to a blister on a finger of his throwing hand. Darvish struggled with his command last night, starting the contest off with a walk, hit by pitch and another walk in the first inning. He settled following a rough initial frame, and ended the night...

Umpire acknowledges blown call in Rays Rangers game

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...

Rangers power past Angels

The Texas Rangers clinched their three-game home-opening series even with Yu Darvish being far from perfect. Lance Berkman, David Murphy and Ian Kinsler homered for Texas in a 7-3 victory over Josh Hamilton and the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels on Sunday night. Darvish (2-0) came within one out of a perfect game in his first start five days earlier at Houston, but trailed the...

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