Found February 20, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:
A pair of AL West clubs are working on a deal that would send Texas Rangers’ RHP Koji Uehara to the East Bay, according to Joe Stiglich of the San Jose Mercury. With the A’s trading away their closer, Andrew Bailey, to the Red Sox this off-season, they were in the market for someone to

Rangers' Darvish confronted with media frenzy at Rangers camp

Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish was greeted by a media frenzy at the Texas Rangers spring training facility in Arizona on Tuesday. Darvish arrived at 8:30 a.m. CT much to the delight of approximately 35 media members from Japan, who were flashing pictures and rolling video cameras as he was dropped off in the parking lot.Darvish then disappeared into the clubhouse and into the back field...

Player Profile #29: Josh Hamilton | OF | TEX

On a per-game basis, Josh Hamilton is an elite fantasy player, which seems to be a theme for the Rangers’ outfield (re: Nelson Cruz). In his five years, Hamilton has played in 120 games three times, hitting at least .298 all three years, 32 home runs twice, 100 RBI twice, 95 runs twice and eight steals twice. If he meets all of those numbers he’s easily a top 20 player. Hamilton...

Darvish, media frenzy, arrive at Rangers camp

Yu Darvish arrived at Rangers camp on Tuesday.

Darvish arrives, works out at Rangers camp

Pitcher Yu Darvish arrived at Rangers Spring Training at 8:30 a.m. MST on Tuesday morning. There were about two dozen members of the Japanese media waiting for him behind a restraining rope, but he barely acknowledged them as he walked to the clubhouse.

Fans' guide to Texas Rangers spring training

New-look AL West: The Hot Stove was burning in the American League West this off-season more than any other division in baseball. Sure, Miami of the National League East was busy early on, but all four AL West teams did something significant this winter. These names are now in the AL West: Albert Pujols (Anaheim), Yoenis Cespedes (Oakland), Jesus Montero (Seattle), and Yu Darvish...

Rangers' Ian Kinsler talks about being at bar before Josh Hamilton's relapse

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Yu Darvish arrives for spring training, throws 30 pitches in bullpen session

The right-hander spends about four hours at the Surprise complex.

Texas Rangers spring training central

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AL West Preview

Texas Rangers Strengths: Simply put, offense. The best offense in the league when healthy, the Rangers’ offense is good enough to keep them in any game. The pitching has improved as well, rotation and bullpen, making this one of the most complete teams in the majors. Weaknesses: Injuries have plagued key players such as Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre. The bullpen could also be...

Top Japanese import Darvish arrives at Rangers camp

Yu Darvish has arrived at the Texas Rangers' spring training complex.

Texas, LHP Cotts have minor-league deal (AP)

Left-hander Neal Cotts has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. Cotts, who appeared in all four World Series games for the Chicago White Sox in 2005, hasn't pitched professionally since having ligament-replacement surgery in July 2009. The Rangers announced the signing Monday and said the 31-year-old will be in their minor league camp.

Yu Darvish makes his first elusive media move in arrival to Surprise

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