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Derek Holland has had a little extra pep in his step the last couple of days.
That's because the Texas left-hander found out he'd be part of Team USA's squad for the World Baseball Classic this spring.
Holland was one of four starting pitchers selected for the team's provisional squad Thursday, joining Toronto's R.A. Dickey, San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong and Atlanta's Kris Medlen.
"It's just a huge honor," Holland said. "It's an honor for me to be representing my country. It's also an honor to be representing the Rangers."
Holland found out about his inclusion earlier this week when he was talking about preparing for the upcoming season with Greg Maddux, who is a special assistant for the Rangers. He's also a pitching coach for Team USA. One of his assistants is Mike Maddux, the Rangers' pitching coach.
Holland is coming off an injury-plagued 2012 for the Rangers in which he went 12-7 with a 4.67 ERA. A s...
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ARLINGTON, Texas All you have to know about how the Texas Rangers are trying to build their team for the future is look at their starting rotation.
Yu Darvish is under contract through 2017. Derek Holland's current contract could run through 2018. Alexi Ogando is under team control through the 2016 season.
And after Matt Harrison signed a five year, 55-million deal that...
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It was for Texas right-hander Neftali Feliz Friday.
Feliz played catch for the first time since he had Tommy John surgery last August. He was at Rangers Ballpark as part of the team's winter pitching camp.
Feliz said he was a little nervous playing catch but he's cleared...
Baseball fans always knew Nolan Ryan could bring the heat for the Texas Rangers.
This upcoming season, more than ever, the team president is bringing the beef at Rangers Ballpark. And the dogs.
Thats because his company Nolan Ryans All-Natural Beef has been selected as the exclusive hot dog and beef provider at Rangers Ballpark.
Ryan, who can normally be found sitting next...
Pitcher Matt Harrison has agreed to a five-year, $55 million deal with the Texas Rangers, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The left-handed Harrison, 27, is scheduled to make $13 million over the first two years combined, but he will make $13 million in each of the final three seasons, according to ESPNDallas.com. There is a $13.25 million option for 2018, and that...
A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers and All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison have agreed to a $55 million, five-year contract.
The deal includes an option for a sixth season, according to the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the team hadn't announced the agreement.
Several media outlets had reported the...
Matt Harrison and the Texas Rangers are working on a possible long-term contract extension. The last thing he needs is to risk injury unnecessarily. That means Harrison will not be playing in the World Baseball Classic. The 27-year old lefty was invited to play for Team USA, but he has declined.
Harrison said he was declining the invite because of the number of innings...
The Texas Rangers and 27-year old left-handed starter Matt Harrison have agreed to a five-year contract extension (with an option for a sixth year) worth $55 million.
Harrison has had just two full seasons in the majors, but has compiled 8.2 fWAR over those two years. Harrison had a 3.39 ERA in 2011, and had a 3.29 ERA in 2012. Harrison doesn't strike many hitters out, totaling...
Apparently it was smart for Matt Harrison to skip the World Baseball Classic and focus on contract negotiations and preparing for the 2013 season. He and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a five-year contract extension. After the 2012 season, Harrison's extension quickly became a top priority for the club.
Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported last night...
Yu Darvish has his partner at the top of the Rangers’ rotation for the next few years. Matt Harrison and the Rangers agreed Wednesday night to a five-year, $55 million dollar contract, making the 27-year-old an official piece of the Rangers’ ever-impressive core.
However, where Darvish has the ideal profile for a hitters’ heaven like Texas — swing-and-miss stuff with every...
All 16 nations who qualified for the 2013 World Baseball Classic announced their provisional rosters for the tournament on Thursday. Lone Star Dugout profiles the eight Texas Rangers players and prospects who will appear in the WBC this March.
The Texas Rangers insured the heart of their rotation would be locked up longer than President Barack Obama will be in office. Left-hander Matt Harrison became the third member of the rotation to earn a long-term contract when he and the Rangers signed a five-year deal worth $55 million on Jan. 17. The deal carries a club option that could be vested based on innings pitched, giving...