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Yu Darvish gave up homers to Joey Votto and Todd Frazier but showed no problems with a stiff neck that forced him to be scratched from his previous start, and the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Saturday.
Darvish gave up three hits in five innings, including the two homers. He had to miss his scheduled start last Monday.
Votto's homer was his third of spring training. He didn't hit one last season after returning from a knee injury that cost him 48 games.
Elvis Andrus hit a double and a two-run homer for Texas, and Mitch Moreland homered off Mat Latos. The right-hander left the game as a precaution in the sixth after Geovany Soto's liner deflected off his leg.
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The Texas Rangers will have special seating sections for Yu Darvish starts at Rangers Ballpark this season.
Sections 201-208 will be called the Kia Yuniverse. Fans who sit in those sections will receive special t-shirts as well as a yellow and black K card.
Fans can buy tickets in the section once its announced when Darvish is starting a game at Rangers Ballpark.
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On Sunday, Reds third base coach Mark Berry delivered some tough news to the clubhouse. The 50-year-old told the team that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
“I have cancer,” Berry told reporters after the team meeting. “I know it sounds bad, the word cancer, but there are plenty of people in this clubhouse that have had it and I know people around the game who have beaten...
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Reds second basemen Brandon Phillips and Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino recently played alongside each other in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA. Apparently, the two have become pretty good pals after Victorino tweeted out the above picture of a pair of red Christian Louboutin sneakers that Phillips gave him as a gift. As you can see, the size 6.5 shoes actually...
When Cincinnati broke from spring training one year ago it appeared that Todd Frazier had landed a spot on the opening day active roster until a disappointing move sent him to Louisville right before opening day. That didn’t stop him from becoming one of top run producers for the Reds last year. Now he’s ready for regular duty at third base as the Reds vie for another trip to the postseason.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds say closer Aroldis Chapman will remain in that role.
The Reds set their rotation on Friday and Chapman isn't included. He came to camp with the possibility of becoming a starter, but will stay in the bullpen for the NL Central champions.
Johnny Cueto will start on opening day at home against the Los Angeles Angels on April 1. He will...
With Cincinnati’s suits finally making a decision, Reds flamethrower Aroldis Chapman will remain the team’s closer this season. The 25-year-old Chapman (5-5, 1.51 ERA), who defected from Cuba in 2009 and signed a six-year contract worth $30.25 million with the Reds in January 2010, saved 38 games in 2012. “We made a decision on our rotation. It’s (Johnny) Cueto, (Mat) Latos...
The Texas Rangers have continuously been linked to pitcher Kyle Lohse yet continue to publicly deny interest in the free agent. Lohse has been linked to a variety of teams over the winter but thus far all have denied any interest in the right hander. The failure of Lohse to sign a deal is a combination of two things
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The weekend was full of plenty of news. First and foremost was the Aroldis Chapman will close decision. While that isn’t minor league related, it does lead to minor league decisions. That may push a “loogy” out of their role that was present with Chapman as a starter, opening a spot for JJ Hoover. Of course, there are still plenty of reasons to believe that JJ Hoover winds...
Join Chad Dotson and other writers from Redleg Nation along with myself as we go on the air tonight live at 9pm EST at Blog Talk Radio. We are trying out the premium features for now, so we will be going longer than a half an hour tonight to see how it goes. We will be talking, hopefully for the last time, about Aroldis Chapman and the decision to keep him in the bullpen, Mat Latos...
Matt Harrison has been named the Texas Rangers' opening day starter, and he will be followed by Yu Darvish in the rotation.
Harrison will be the fourth different opening day starter in the past four seasons for the Rangers. They visit Houston in the Astros' debut as an American League team March 31. Darvish will start April 2.
Harrison led Texas starters in wins and ERA...