I don't really remember what I was looking for on YouTube when I found it, but, man...I sure am glad I stumbled on this Josh Hamilton video. We already know that the Texas Rangers superstar is a stud on the field but off of it? BAM! Dude's a little bit of a douchebag. Then again, this is the same cat who apologized for his "relapse" wearing a backwards cap and Kaenon sunglasses.
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.
As spring training winds down, the Texas Rangers bullpen is still in flux. In particular, Robbie Ross is chasing a left-handed reliever role that current Toronto Blue Jay — and one of the game’s better relievers — Darren Oliver once had. At present, Ross is competing with Michael Kirkman for the job, which is of interest because Texas might employ only one lefty in its bullpen...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Derek Holland thought he pitched pretty well, even though his line didn't look so good.
Holland yielded two-run homers by Lorenzo Cain and Billy Butler, but the Texas Rangers rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals in 10 innings on Wednesday night.
"Just a couple of pitches got away from me," Holland said. "I'm still...
Texas Rangers righthander Yu Darvish will make his major league debut on April 9 against the Seattle Mariners.
The first batter faced by the Japanese pitching sensation is likely to be countryman Ichiro Suzuki.
The 26-year-old Darvish signed a six-year, $60 million contract in January after the Rangers posted a $51.7 million posting fee just to negotiate with him.
In seven seasons...
Yu Darvish is off to a rough start in his much-anticipated major league debut for the Texas Rangers.
Darvish walked Seattle leadoff hitter Chone Figgins on four pitches. Before Figgins hit into a first inning-ending groundout, the Mariners already had four runs and four hits.
Two-time defending American League champion Texas in January committed more than $107 million, including...
Via Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest
March 27, 2012
A reunion with Wally Backman might be just what Conor Jackson’s career needs. Worth a shot.
— Gotham Baseball (@GothamBaseball) March 26, 2012
Interesting point brought up by Gotham Baseball.
Jackson was released by the Texas Rangers this week. Although they needed a right handed hitting outfielder, Jackson struggled with the bat going 3 for 33 in Cactus League action. Ron...
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.
The Texas Rangers released first baseman Brad Hawpe.
The 32-year-old Hawpe was cut loose after he refused to accept a demotion to the minor leagues.
He appeared in 62 games with the San Diego Padres last season, batting .231 with four home runs and 19 RBIs.
Hawpe had four consecutive seasons (2006-09) with at least 22 home runs and drove in a career-high 116 RBIs in 2007 with...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Rangers manager Ron Washington wasn't going to take any chances with his starting shortstop.
Elvis Andrus left Tuesday's game against a San Diego Padres split squad after the second inning, but Texas went on to a 10-9 victory behind Mike Napoli's two homers.
"Once he said he felt a little tightness in his quad we took him out," Washington...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Two of the three hits Matt Cain allowed left the park Thursday night. In the end, it didn't matter.
Cain allowed two runs in seven innings and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat Texas 6-2, snapping the Rangers' three-game winning streak.
"I threw some good sliders and threw some bad ones," said Cain, who has allowed four earned runs...
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 fielder Nelson Cruz left the Texas Rangers' 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals with a bruised right hand.
Cruz was hit by a pitch from Luke Hochevar in the third inning Wednesday night. The 2011 ALCS MVP hit 29 homers last year but was sidelined for 29 games because of a strained left hamstring and strained right quadriceps muscle.
Lorenzo Cain and Billy Butler each...
The Rangers' addition of Yu Darvish has been a hot topic this spring. National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere discusses Darvish and also gives us the latest on Texas players who have impressed during spring training. This is your video preview of the 2012 season. Check it out for all the information you need!
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...
SURPRISE, Ariz. – The Surprise complex was busy on Tuesday night with four simultaneous minor league games between the Texas Rangers' and Kansas City Royals' affiliates. Lone Star Dugout has notes and observations from the games.
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