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Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz has been hospitalized over what team doctors diagnosed as a muscle strain in his chest.
Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Friday that Cruz was sent to a hospital to rule out anything more serious than a muscle problem.
Cruz was set to leave Sunday to join the Dominican Republic for the World Baseball Classic. He leads the Rangers with five RBI this spring training, although he's hitting just .214.
The 32-year-old Cruz played a career-high 159 games last season, hitting .260 with 24 home runs and 90 RBI.
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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus reportedly will miss Thursday's spring training game because a new tattoo is causing him discomfort.
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, who showed off a huge new tattoo of his late father on Twitter Wednesday, was out of the Texas lineup Thursday because of sensitivity in the area.
Texas manager Ron Washington said Andrus was originally supposed to play but was scratched because of the tattoo on his left arm. Washington said he was glad Andrus decided to get the work done in...
SURPRISE, Ariz. On the day Ron Washington had to scratch starting shortstop Elvis Andrus because of muscle soreness brought on by a new tattoo, the Texas Rangers got their first win of the Cactus League season. But with apologies to Lance Berkman and Jurickson Profar, the most important performance Thursday came from starting pitcher Derek Holland.
For the Rangers to have any...
The Texas Rangers have added another title to general manager Jon Daniels' business card.
The club promoted Daniels to president of baseball operationsgeneral manager Friday. Daniels will continue with his GM duties and still report to team president Nolan Ryan. Texas also promoted Rick George to president of business operations. He had been the club's chief operating officer...
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has gotten a new title.
The Rangers on Friday announced that Daniels has been promoted to president of baseball operations/general manager. He says his role will remain the same.
Texas said chief operating officer Rick George also got a promotion, and will now be the team's president of business operations.
When Daniels became the...
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has been scratched because of what the club called ''sensitivity in his left arm'' - apparently caused by a tattoo.
Andrus spent nine hours the two days before Thursday's spring training game against the Indians under a needle. He wanted a likeness of his late father, Emilo Andrus, who died in 1996 when Elvis was 7.
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from spring training action on Thursday because of an injury. As we know, injuries that occur during spring training often have hilarious stories attached to them. Most of them seem to typically involve pitchers, but Andrus has made an exception.
Elvis apparently decided to get some new ink on his left arm recently. What does that...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Lance Berkman singled, walked and scored two runs in his Rangers' spring training debut, a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday that gave Texas its first exhibition victory this year after an 0-5 start.
Berkman, who was limited to 32 games last year with St. Louis and needed two knee operations, was held out of the first six exhibition games...
If only we were kidding. The Texas Rangers had to watch as Elvis Andrus missed a game against the Cleveland Indians because his arm hurt too much from the giant Tattoo his just got. You ever wonder how some of theses guys manage to make it onto a major league ball club?I mean come on these guys get paid a lot of money to show up and play baseball, something every kid thinks about...
The odd injury train keeps rolling on. Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reported earlier today that Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from the lineup today because of a new tattoo that was apparently still very sensitive and creating some issues in regards to comfort.
Andrus posted a picture on Twitter of his newly-inked left arm last evening, featuring...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Matt Harrison bounced back from a rough first outing to throw three scoreless innings and the Texas Rangers went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 on Saturday.
The left-hander, an 18-game winner last season, allowed three hits in three scoreless innings. In his first start last Sunday, Harrison threw 40 pitches in one inning, allowing four runs on...