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A busted pipe under the infield at Rangers Ballpark has created a sinkhole right behind the pitcher's mound.
On-field batting practice was canceled for both the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians while workers tried to fix the problem 2 1/2 hours before Tuesday night's scheduled game.
Rangers officials expect the problem to be fixed in time to play the game.
Texas players went out to the field for batting practice before going back inside to take their swings in an indoor cage.
Two weeks ago, a game between Arizona and Texas at Rangers Ballpark was postponed because of unplayable field conditions. The infield was soaked during a short thunderstorm about an hour before that scheduled start while the grounds crew struggled to get the tarp on the field.
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ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers fans showed up at Rangers Ballpark before 3 p.m. Tuesday for the Yu Darvish bobbleheads.
The bobbleheads, which feature a strikeout counter, have a fan in Darvish.
"It's very good looking and I'm very satisfied," Darvish said.
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ARLINGTON, Texas Ian Kinsler continues to make progress in his bid to get back into the Texas Rangers lineup.
Kinsler, who has been sidelined since last month because of a stress reaction in his right ribs, worked with manager Ron Washington again Tuesday.
Kinsler will work on fielding double plays Thursday and could take batting practice, which would be the final step before...
ARLINGTON, Texas For a team that's as beat up as the Texas Rangers are, Monday was a nice change of events.
The Rangers actually got some good news on the injury front.
Ian Kinsler was in the field working with Texas manager Ron Washington for the first time since he went on the disabled list May 19. Mitch Moreland, who is out with a right strained hamstring, feels like his...
ARLINGTON, Texas Jeff Baker got his first start of the season at second base for the Texas Rangers Wednesday night.
He shouldn't get used to playing there.
Regular second baseman Ian Kinsler went through a full workout Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco as soon as Thursday, which could result in him returning to the Texas lineup as early as Sunday...
ARLINGTON, Texas After his first major league start didn't go so well, Josh Lindblom had a talk with Greg Maddux, the special assistant to the GM for the Rangers who also happens to own four Cy Youngs.
That talk helped Lindblom grind through a rough inning in his second chance with the Rangers.
Lindblom gave up a three-run double in the third inning against Cleveland, then...
ARLINGTON, Texas Lance Berkman has been around baseball long enough to now that he would get another big hit sooner or later.
It was still sweet for him to actually get one though.
Berkman's two-run homer Monday broke a 3-3 tie with Cleveland Monday night and helped spark the Rangers to a 6-3 win to open an 11-game homestand. The club has now won consecutive games for the...
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ARLINGTON, Texas Texas manager Ron Washington said Wednesday night that an opponent scoring five runs against the Rangers usually isn't a bad thing.
It is these days.
Cleveland scored five runs off starter Nick Tepesch and that was more than enough offense as the Indians won the series with a 5-2 victory over the Rangers.
Texas has scored just 36 runs in its 11 June games...
Texas Rangers second baseman and leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler has been cleared to begin a rehabilitation assignment.
Kinsler, out since May 18 with bruised ribs, went through a full workout with the Rangers before Wednesday night's game against Cleveland. He took batting practice and did defensive drills with no problems.
The Rangers say Kinsler will play at least three games...
He wasn't back for long. The Texas Rangers have placed starting pitcher Alexi Ogando back on the disabled list just four days after he was activated. Ogando is battling continued pain in his shoulder, and it has gotten to the point that the Rangers decided to shut him down again.
T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com says Ogando is still dealing with shoulder inflammation. Sullivan...
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A broken water pipe underneath the infield at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington caused the creation of a sinkhole behind the pitcher’s mound and its repair caused batting practice to be canceled before the Cleveland Indians-Texas Rangers game on Tuesday. After digging down three feet to reach the broken pipe, grounds crew were able to repair [...]The post Sinkhole causes cancellation...
It's no secret the most impressive rookies reside in the National League. Evan Gattis, Shelby Miller and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been featured regularly in this space all season. Let's give them the week off and take a look at the top five rookies in the American League(all stats through Monday).
1. Nick Tepesch, RHP, Rangers3-5, 3.92 ERA, 45 K, 1.24 WHIP in 62 IP
Tepesch won the...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --Lance Berkman hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland 6-3 Monday night to hand the Indians their eighth straight loss.
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