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Texas Rangers DH Lance Berkman hasn't played in a game in four weeks. He's been on the disabled list with an inflamed hip and his knees have given him problems for years. Berkman thought about retirement but has put those thoughts to rest with the Rangers in a pennant chase.
Berkman says he reconsidered retiring because he felt the Rangers needed some help on offense. He hopes to rejoin the team within the next two weeks.
“That we didn’t trade for anybody and that we still don’t know what is going to happen with Nelson [Cruz], I feel like if I push myself and endure a little discomfort, I can get out there and try to do something to help this team win,” Berkman said. “I’ve made up my mind to try and play. This team needs a bat and I’m gonna do my dangdest to make that happen.”
Cruz is facing a 50 game suspension for his alleged ties to the Biogenesis scandal that has been the news around baseball.
I don't doubt that Berkman loves the game but it's kind of refreshing to see a player that desperately wants to help his team win and doesn't want to sit idling on the sidelines. I don't know how much he can help, but he feels he has enough left in the tank to contribute.
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Matt Harrison took a big step toward returning to the active roster yesterday. The Texas Rangers' lefty has been on the disabled list for most of the season, but he is on his way back. He made his first rehab start yesterday and will continue to try to progress in each rehab start going forward.
Matt Harrison goes 1 1/3 innings, throws 31 pitches in his first rehab start...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz says he hasn't made any decision about a possible appeal if he is suspended as a result of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation.
When asked Thursday's whether he had been told specifically what penalty could be forthcoming, Cruz responded, "No, I can not tell you, sorry."
Manager Ron Washington continues to write Nelson Cruz's name in the Texas Rangers' lineup and intends to do so until he hears otherwise.
Cruz is one of several big leaguers linked in the Biogenesis of America scandal as the now defunct anti-aging clinic in South Florida reportedly supplied him and others with banned substances. There have been multiple reports that MLB intends...
Lance Berkman has not played in a game since July 6 and may not do so for the rest of the season but that does not mean he is retiring.
Rumors began circulating ahead of yesterday’s MLB trade deadline that Berkman, 37, was considering retirement forgetting roughly $4 million in salary remaining on his one-year deal with the Texas Rangers
Those rumors are untrue reports FOX Sports’...
Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.
There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and Beltre hit it deep into...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.
There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 14, matching the most in his 50 major league starts, and the Texas Rangers hit three solo homers and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 in a makeup game on Thursday night.
Darvish (10-5) had no walks and scattered five hits while throwing 78 strikes in 111 pitches over seven scoreless innings. It was his major league-leading eighth game...
Expect the unexpected? Maybe. With the revelation that Lance Berkman's discomfort in his surgically-repaired right knee may result in him filling out retirement papers, as well as the harbinger of a potential season-ending suspension for Nelson Cruz, the Rangers are in dire search for offensive reinforcements.
According to Ken Rosenthal, this has put nearly every current...
Joe Nathan had just pitched a scoreless ninth inning to keep the game tied on Wednesday just as he did in the 10th inning Tuesday that preceded the Texas Rangers’ second consecutive walk-off victory.
Nathan took a seat in the dugout next to catcher Geovany Soto and said “Why not another one?”
Soto agreed. “Why not?”
Adrian Beltre leading off the bottom of the ninth must’ve...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Nelson Cruz shook off talk of a pending suspension to hit a tying two-run homer, Jurickson Profar added another two-run shot and the surging Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.
Cruz, who is among 14 players facing a possible suspension as part of Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation, hit...
Maybe this happens more frequently than I’m aware, but, in the words of Tommy Boy…THAT…WAS…AWWWW-ESOME.
I’m referring to last night’s walkoff home run in Arlington that vaulted the Texas Rangers to a win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and a series sweep. As well as the one before that. And, oh yes, the one before that one too.
For those not tracking, Adrian...
Up and down, up and down, up and down. When will this awful roller coaster ride end? After clicking on all cylinders last night, the Diamondbacks were mowed down by Yu Darvish and the Rangers in their makeup game Thursday night, losing 7-1. For the second time this summer, Darvish struck out 14 Diamondback hitters.
Amid yesterday's craziness leading up to the trade deadline, it was reported that Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman was considering retirement. The veteran is dealing with several injuries, and it's not clear when or if he'll be back with the team this season. While Berkman's future remains murky at best, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that...
...and swept the rival Angels, too!
With first place in the AL West very much on the line, the Oakland A's welcome the suddenly red-hot Texas Rangers to town for a pivotal three-game set. Chris Biderman previews the series.