Found September 27, 2012 on
MLB Injury News:
The Texas Rangers lost again to the Oakland Athletics last night and saw their lead in the American League West cut to just three games. They still have four games to play this season with Oakland as they battle to win the division for the third consecutive season. Here are your Rangers injury news and notes:
- Yu Darvish is still on track to make his next scheduled start. According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Darvish will start Sunday or possibly be moved up to Friday if he is 100% healthy. Manager Ron Washington told ESPN Radio in Dallas that it would be a possibility for Darvish to pitch Friday, but the team would have to wait and see how he feels.
- Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News echoed Durrett's report on Darvish and said that Darvish's neck has improved significantly since having to be scratched from his last start. Grant says the team may consider starting Darvish before Sunday to give the rest of the staff an extra day off for the final week of the season.
- Adrian Beltre, who has battled injuries for most of his career, reacted to Eric Gagne's new book and claims that the Los Angeles Dodgers had 80% of the clubhouse using HgH and other performance-enhancing drugs. Beltre, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, says he did not use anything and he wishes Gagne would have named names rather than use percentages. HgH is a common PED for players who want to recover from injury quicker, but Beltre and many of the players on the Dodgers' roster during Gagne's time there have not been linked to any drug-usage.
The Rangers, as a whole, seem to be getting healthier at the right time. They have Mike Napoli
, Josh Hamilton
, and Adrian Beltre all back and healthy enough to contribute. They are still missing Mike Olt
, who started swinging again on Monday but his return is still uncertain, but the team is healthier than they have been for weeks. Especially if they get Darvish back on the hill Friday or Sunday. They will need their players healthy for their final few games of the season and this final push for another division championship.
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ARLINGTON, Texas It's a good thing Rangers pitcher Mark Feldman called it an early night on Monday.
On Tuesday, he was pressed into duty against Oakland when scheduled starter Yu Darvish showed up with a stiff neck.
"It's not like I went out last night and had 30 beers or anything," said Feldman, who made his last start Sept. 15 against Seattle. "I was fine...
Texas Rangers rookie pitcher, Yu Darvish, still remains a question as to if he will be able to start once Sunday rolls around.
According to a report from Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Rangers manager Ron Washington feels that Darvish is on schedule to start on Sunday against AL West rival, the Los Angeles Angels.
Washington had this to say about his starter, “If he’s 100 percent...
Yu Darvish will start the Texas Rangers' wild-card playoff game on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles.
Manager Ron Washington announced Darvish as his pick before the Rangers lost their regular-season finale at Oakland 12-5 on Wednesday to wind up as a wild card.
''Of course I'm ready,'' Darvish said through an interpreter. ''If I'm not ready...
ARLINGTON, Texas While the Rangers' overall picture improved with Thursday's 9-7 win over Oakland, concerns about set-up Mike Adams have blossomed.
Adams gave up three home runs in the eighth inning, after allowing just one home run all season.
In fact, Adams had never given up more than one home run in an appearance his entire career before now.
Rangers manager Ron...
Former Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks has settled a pair of lawsuits related to a failed multimillion-dollar development project near Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Hicks sought for several years to build a shopping and restaurant district to be called GloryPark Town Center. The project was put on hold in 2008, and Hicks was sued by two separate groups of developers seeking more...
ARLINGTON, TexasThe Oakland A's didn't make up any ground on the Rangers after four games at the Ballpark, but the series still served as a bit of a reality check. If you haven't noticed, these Rangers aren't exactly sprinting toward the postseason.
It would take a complete collapse for them not to win the A.L. West since they have a four-game lead over the A'...
The Texas Rangers have far fewer stolen bases this year than they had a year ago. A lack of aggressiveness? Hardly, according to manager Ron Washington. "I think we've been too aggressive," he said. "I think teams are doing a lot more to stop us, and we aren't getting the opportunities and we're trying to force things. We are out of rhythm. You get...
Ian Kinsler got Texas started with a leadoff homer, Matt Harrison earned his 18th victory and the AL West-leading Rangers held on to win 9-7 Thursday for a four-game split with the chasing Oakland Athletics.
The two-time defending American League champion Rangers (92-64) have a four-game division lead over the A's with six to play, including three games in Oakland next week...
While Texas Rangers setup man Mike Adams received some good
news yesterday regarding his injury, the right-hander is still out indefinitely
with only a few games left in the regular season. Though there’s no timeframe on Adam’s return,
right-hander Yu Darvish said he’s set to start Sunday after Friday’s successful
Adams has struggled with...
By Art Garcia ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers took another big step toward their third straight American League West crown with Thursday afternoon's 9-7 victory over the hard-charging Oakland A's. Texas (92-64) split the four-game series at Rangers Ballpark to reduce its magic number to clinch the AL West to three games with six games left in the regular season...
FOX Sports Southwest’s Jim Knox was making his way in front of a sea of humanity during the Texas Rangers-Oakland Athletics game on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington when he came upon an enthusiastic young lady sporting shades and rocking a fauxhawk near the front. In a move I’m sure Mr. Knox quickly regretted, [...]
By ANTHONY ANDROFOXSportsSouthwest.com
ARLINGTON, Texas The only person standing between Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and a Triple Crown is pulling for the Tigers' slugger to be the first to achieve the milestone since 1967.
That doesn't mean Josh Hamilton plans to go into a power funk though.
Cabrera started the day leading the American League in batting average and...