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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have signed Brad Hawpe to a minor-league deal.
Hawpe, who can play first base and the outfield, should provide the Rangers extra insurance should first baseman Mitch Moreland be slowed by his right wrist surgery.
Hawpe, who attended Saginaw Boswell High School, will go to spring training with the Rangers.
Hawpe was an All-Star for Colorado in 2009. He spent part of 2010 with Tampa Bay and hit .231 with four homers and 19 RBIs for San Diego last season. He had his year cut short in June because of Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. Hawpe, 32, is expected to be able to work at first base by spring training.
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Yu Darvish is now a member of the Texas Rangers, who will be paying him quite a hefty sum in hopes that he can recreate his mound magic here in The States. He is making his way towards Dallas now to meet with the Metroplex media for the first time.
This a photo below of Yu preparing to board his plane from Narita, Japan. He is wearing an…interesting…shirt.
Texas Rangers All-Star Josh Hamilton has seen some massive media gatherings in his big-league career.
Two trips to the World Series and a Most Valuable Player award tends to prepare you for a lot of things.
Not even Hamilton has seen anything like the Yu-mania that took over Rangers Ballpark Friday night when right-hander Yu Darvish was introduced to about 200 media members as...
With the Japaranian sensation Yu Darvish making his Big League career official by signing with the Texas Rangers, I thought it appropriate to lay down some ground rules for the inevitable onslaught of awful puns that are certain to tattoo newspapers and interwebs around the world.*Note: All italicized examples come from Lone Star Ball’s Yu! Darvish Pun Sweepstakes, and commenter...
ARLINGTON, Texas - Yu Darvish has been formally introduced by the Texas Rangers.
In a Friday night news conference...
Get the first look at Yu Darvish's arrival to the Rangers.
After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it is something to consider.
Now that the Rangers have inked Japanese...
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