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The Texas Rangers have a catching quandary. On Saturday, Mike Napoli headed to the disabled list with a strained quadriceps that has bothered him off and on for weeks. With very little experienced catching in the minors, the club has turned to Luis Martinez as the backup. Martinez was up for a week in July, but was not given an at-bat. He hit .211 with a .614 OPS in 59 at-bats with San Diego last year. The Rangers' other catcher in the minors with a dash of big-league time, Dusty Brown, recently underwent surgery. It puts a lot of weight on the shoulders of Geovany Soto, who was acquired July 31 from the Chicago Cubs. Soto, 29, has hit only .192 since joining the Rangers, but has quickly gained favor with the pitching staff. The Rangers are hopeful Napoli can be back by Aug. 26, the first day he is eligible. It would give him five weeks to try to find the offensive game that has deserted him since he hit a career high .320 with 30 home runs in 2011. Napoli is hitting ...
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Mike Napoli was, at least at the time, an under-discussed portion of not only one of the worst trades of recent times, but also the puzzling follow-up trade in which the Jays sent Napoli to the Rangers for reliever Frank Francisco. Even given that at the time Napoli was not projected to be the monster he turned to be in 2011, that seems really weird given that his hitting style seemed...
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Last month, during the lead up to the MLB trade deadline, the Texas Rangers were looking at a number of candidates to strengthen their team for another World Series push. But Texas held up from making any blockbuster deals because the player ever team wanted in return from the...
It appears it's not a question of if Jurickson Profar gets called up this season, but when. Both Texas Rangers club president Nolan Ryan and general manager Jon Daniels said the possibility exists that the 19-year-old shortstop, who is currently considered the second-best prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America, will be called up before Sept. 1. "It's a consideration...
ARLINGTON, Texas August is historically when the Rangers have wilted, but so far this year the dog days have brought back their old bark.
Several of the Rangers' upward trends were evident in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Tigers.
They got great pitching from a formerly erratic starter, Yu Darvish. They jumped on the Tigers early, building a 6-0 lead after four innings. And...
We’ve seen fans get images of their favorite athletes shaved into their hair before (see here and here), so it’s not like it’s such a big deal that this guy got Rangers catcher Mike Napoli’s likeness shaved into his head. Still, you have to admire a person’s level of fandom that they’d be willing to walk around in public with a Napoli haircut for the month or so that...
Josh Hamilton hit his 32nd homer and drove in three runs, Yu Darvish struck out eight and the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Sunday.
Hamilton had a two-run drive in the first inning to take the major league lead in home runs. He added an RBI single in the third to give him 99 RBIs, which is also tops in baseball.
Yu Darvish (12-8) allowed six hits and walked five in...
Ryan Dempster didn’t want to have an outing like the one the New York Yankees handed him last night. Dempster gave up 9 hits and 8 runs as both the Yankees and the Texas Rangers were trying to get their 68th win. The Yankees would take this game 8-2 and the Rangers will have to look for their 68th win tonight to tie the Yankees at 68-47 on the season. Dempster pitched for 6 innings...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Ryan Dempster has lost his first game with the Texas Rangers.
Ryan Dempster (Getty Images)
He was brought in to help take the Texas Rangers back to the World Series for their third straight year. But he may have to defeat the New York Yankees to get them back to the Fall Classic.
Dempster pitched 6 innings...
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Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammate Elvis Andrus #1 after hitting a two run homer against Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers in the first inning on August 12, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas.
(August 11, 2012 – Source: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images North America)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit his 32nd homer...
A shaky bullpen, runners left on base and a hapless offense doomed the Tigers in their 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday night.
After getting the bases loaded with one out in the top of the ninth the Tigers once again failed to get the go-ahead run across home plate as both Boesch and Peralta simply couldn’t get the job done.
In the following half inning Tigers reliever Brayan...
While the short-term goal for Ryan Dempster is to continue finding a comfort zone with the Texas Rangers, the bigger picture is helping his team hold off the New York Yankees for the best record in the AL as the division leaders meet in the Bronx on Monday to start a crucial four-game series.
Both the Rangers (67-46) and Yankees (67-47) have comfortable cushions atop their respective...
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