Found February 29, 2012 on Star Telegram:
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Napoli saw the St. Louis Cardinals sign catcher Yadier Molina to a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million, but Napoli didn't read too much into the numbers. He doesn't know what his value will be when he becomes a free agent after this season.

Rangers P Darvish shows off 7-pitch repertoire

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish showed off his full repertoire Wednesday in his third live batting practice of spring training. The Japanese sensation threw seven different pitchers during Wednesday's outing, according to Rangers catcher Mike Napoli. Along with a fastball, curveball and slider, Darvish unveiled his slider, changeup, split-fingered fastball and cut fastball...

Kip Fagg: Scouting and Signing Texas Rangers

As a rule, scouting directors are among the humblest people you’ll find in professional baseball. Almost to a fault, they’ll deflect credit away from themselves while lauding the efforts of others. Kip Fagg of the Texas Rangers is no exception, but you could hardly blame him if he wanted to take a bow. Under his leadership, the Rangers have signed as many potentially elite players...

Nelson Cruz Player Projection No. 40

Key Stats: Nelson Cruz has been ranked in the top 90 for three straight years at Yahoo, but has not gotten higher than 73rd on the player rater. His power is up there with the best sluggers in the game as we saw last October when he belted 8 home runs in only 62 post-season at-bats. This year he will likely raise his average as his BABIP last season was just .288. Bill James projects...

Darvish displays seven-pitch repertoire

Catcher Mike Napoli counted seven. That is how many different pitches Yu Darvish threw during his third live batting practice session on Wednesday.

Former Halso catcher hopes to catch on as coach

Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. That was a quick transition. Three days after officially announcing his retirement as a player, former Angels catcher Bengie Molina was in camp as a guest instructor Tuesday, a three-day gig he hopes might turn into something more long-term. "I'm just trying to help as many kids as I can, and maybe it will be the beginning of something,"...

Recovering Moreland ready for intrasquad

The Rangers asked first baseman Mitch Moreland if he was ready to play in an intrasquad game. Moreland assured them that he is ready to go. "It's not even a question," Moreland said.

Mike Napoli intends to catch intrasquad game; Elvis Andrus may play

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Center field might become home for young Cuban Leonys Martin

Leonys Martin's journey might be over.

Rangers agree to terms with Moreland

The Texas Rangers have agreed to contract terms for 2012 with eight players, including first baseman Mitch Moreland.

Spring break: Former top prospect Conor Jackson eager for any role with Rangers

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Adrian Beltre not participating in intrasquad game

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Rangers nix six-man rotation mix

Alexi Ogando is being stretched out as a starter but manager Ron Washington dismissed the possibility of the Rangers going with a six-man rotation.

Source: MLB to check Rangers' deal with Beras

Major League Baseball plans to investigate the Texas Rangers' contract agreement with Latin American teenager Jairo Beras amid concerns about his age, a source confirmed on Wednesday.

Players Association reps meet wth Rangers

Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Players Association, said Tuesday that the union will continue to do what it can to help Josh Hamilton in his recovery from substance abuse.

Koji Uehara impressive in first week of workouts

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