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Derek Holland has been backed by an elite offense for his entire career, which would explain his 39-29 career record (57.4 W%) despite a 4.71 ERA and 4.48 FIP. It will be interesting to see how the Rangers’ offense operates without Josh Hamilton in the middle of the order, but Holland should be someone you can count on him for double-digit wins almost every year.
In 2012, he went 9-0 in starts where he allowed three or fewer runs. He also earned two wins in starts where he allowed seven and five runs against the Angels and Rays, respectively. Somewhere, Cliff Lee is jealous.
However, none of this helped his home run problem as his 1.64 HR/9 last year was the main culprit of his ERA ballooning up to 4.67 (4.06 career ERA). Despite posting a solid 1.22 WHIP, which is his career-best by far, Holland regressed from his promising 2011 season and he only has the home runs to blame.
He’s going into his fifth pro season and now has two horrible home run seasons (combined 1.66 HR/9) sandwich...
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The Texas Rangers continued reinforcing their bullpen by signing veteran right-hander Jason Frasor, 35, to a one-year deal on Jan. 3. Frasor will receive a base salary of $1.5 million and will pitch ahead of new setup man Josh Lindblom, a right-hander who was acquired when Michael Young was traded to Toronto in December. The Rangers are in the process of replacing setup man Mike...
Tommy who? In his second year back from TJS, Joe Nathan looked like his usual dominant self saving 37 games for the AL West-runner-up Texas Rangers. Not only did Nathan strike out nearly 11 batters per nine innings, but he did it while posting the lowest walk rate of his entire career. Put the two together and you have a career-best 6.00 K:BB ratio to go with his 2.80 ERA and 1.06...
The Texas Rangers are still working hard at rebuilding their team after a rough start to the offseason. Part of their plan includes reinforcing their bullpen after losing relievers such as Mike Adams and Koji Uehara. Yesterday, the Rangers announced a one-year deal with Jason Frasor.
According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, the Rangers and Frasor agreed to a $1.5 million...
The Texas Rangers have signed relief pitcher Jason Frasor to a one-year deal. Frasor will make $1.5 million.
Pitching out of the bullpen, the Rangers will hope for a bounce back season from the 35-year-old right handed pitcher. Last season he compiled a 4.12 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in 43 2/3 innings.
In nine big league seasons, eight of which were with the Blue Jays, Frasor has a 3.77...
The Texas Rangers and free agent Lance Berkman reportedly have agreed to a contract that will bring the DH to Arlington.
The Texas Rangers will open the 2013 March 31 against the Houston Astros in baseball's season opener.
The game at Minute Maid Park will begin at 7 p.m.
This marks the third time the Rangers have played in baseball's first game. It also happened in 2001 against Toronto in Puerto Rico and in 2003 against the Los Angeles Angels.
The series will follow the Sunday opener...
The Texas Rangers took another step to solidify their bullpen Thursday, signing right-hander Jason Frasor to a one-year deal.
Frasor is the third proven reliever the Rangers have added this offseason, joining Joakim Soria and Josh Lindblom.
Frasor, 35, has played nine year in the majors with the bulk of his work coming in Toronto. Frasor is coming off a 20-12 season in which...
The Texas Rangers -- closing in on a new designated hitter -- are finalizing an agreement with free agent Lance Berkman, according to major-league sources.
The contract is expected to be for one year, and also might include a vesting option for 2014, sources said.
Berkman, 36, will need to pass a physical for the deal to become official. He injured his left calf and underwent two...
On opening night of the postseason in Venezuela, shortstop Elvis Andrus reached base safely four times in five plate appearances. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
First baseman Lance Berkman agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Texas Rangers, ESPN reported Saturday. The deal could reportedly include a second year if Berkman gets at least 550 at-bats this year. Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan told Fox26 Sports in Houston on Friday that the club made Berkman an offer. "We are looking for a designated hitter and we feel like...
Lance Berkman will play in Texas this season. The veteran will play for the Texas Rangers after agreeing to a one-year deal.
With the Rangers, Berkman is expected to serve as the teams primary designated hitter. Berkman will make reportedly somewhere in the $10-11 million range. There is a vesting option for 2014 but it will require Berkman to have at-least 525 at-bats.
Public opinion of the Rangers’ offseason seems to have taken a negative tone — they lost Josh Hamilton to free agency, and were unable to lure Zack Greinke into their clutches. But despite these two misses the sky is most definitely not falling in Texas. Between its additions around the edges, its addition by subtraction and the trio of prospects that it will graduate to the...
While it is widely believed he wanted to resign with the Houston Astros, budget issues seemed to have reached and impasse, and Lance will apparently sign with the next closest team geographically, the Texas Rangers. According to a @Ken_Rosenthal Tweet:
@Ken_Rosenthal Sources: #Rangers finalizing agreement with Berkman. Deal expected to be one year. Vesting option possible.
The Texas Rangers have signed bullpen arm Jason Frasor to a one-year $1.5mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. To make room for Frasor, the team designated Eli Whiteside who has been DFA'd just about every week this offseason.
Last season for the Blue Jays, Frasor went 1-1 with a 4.12 ERA with a career best 10.9 K/9.
The Blue Jays re-acquired Frasor last January after they...
Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers were able to convince free-agent 1B/OF Lance Berkman to sign with the team, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Sources: #Rangers finalizing agreement with Berkman. Deal expected to be one year. Vesting option possible.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 5, 2013
As you can see in the tweet above, it is expected to be a one-year deal...