Posted April 05, 2013 on
Opening day was a rainy day throughout much of the United States, as three of the Texas Rangers' four full-season affiliates were washed out on Thursday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Rangers' system.
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When catching a foul ball at a Major League Baseball game, most of the time it seems that the person who catches the ball is the most excited.
However, the below video shows us that sometimes the fan sitting next to the person who catches it gets more excited.
During yesterday's Texas Rangers/Los Angeles Angels game, Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler fouled off a pitch...
Yu Darvish says he's ready to pitch again after coming within one out of a perfect game in his season debut.
Darvish's next start is Sunday, the finale of the home-opening series against the Los Angeles Angels and five days after his gem against Houston. Darvish said Friday the blister that developed on the ring finger of his right hand during that game isn't a problem...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have called a news conference Thursday to announce the new contract for two-time All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus.
Andrus and the Rangers this week agreed on a contract guaranteeing him 120 million over an additional eight seasons through 2022 with the Rangers. The deal includes a vesting option for 2023.
With the two years left on his...
Bengie Molina hustled out to the third base line to warm cheers, took his spot next to his St. Louis teammates and raised his arm to acknowledge the San Francisco fans.
Nearly 2 1/2 years later, Molina got his standing ovation Friday for his role in the Giants' run to the 2010 World Series title - despite playing for the Texas Rangers in the matchup. The former catcher returned...
Texas manager Ron Washington was certainly impressed as he watched Yu Darvish flirt with perfection.
He was even more blown away when he saw a television replay of the Japanese star coming within an out of the second perfect game in Rangers history.
Washington says, ''he was nasty ... his ball was moving all over the place.''
The celebrated right-hander struck...
ARLINGTON, Texas Robbie Parker didn't think about anything on the mound Friday at Rangers Ballpark.
It helped him get through a very emotional first pitch before the Texas home opener.
Parker is the father of Emilie Parker, one of the 26 people who died at the Newtown school shooting last year. Robbie Parker is a lifelong Rangers fan who took his daughter to her first Texas...
The Texas Rangers have two good middle infielders, so the best prospect in baseball is starting the season in Triple-A. The St. Louis Cardinals have three good outfielders, so the second best prospect in baseball is starting the season in Triple-A. The Cardinals one glaring weakness is at shortstop. The Rangers spent all winter trying to trade for a young power hitting outfielder...
Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy told reporters –
including Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest – that he expects to play
through the remainder of the season and test the free agent market, as there
have been no serious contract extension talks between his camp and the team.
Murphy is currently in the final year of team control, as he’s
A day after Yu Darvish came within one out of a perfect game, Alexi Ogando and four Texas relievers shut out the Astros again, combining for a five-hitter in the Rangers' 4-0 win over Houston on Wednesday.
Lance Berkman doubled in a run for the Rangers a day after they blanked Houston 7-0 behind Darvish's nearly historic gem.
Ogando (1-0) allowed four hits with a career...
Josh Hamilton will be in the other dugout when the Texas Rangers play their home opener Friday.
Texas is coming off an opening series at Houston, when Yu Darvish was one out from a perfect game and Rangers pitchers struck out 43 batters in posting two shutouts. But so much attention in the first home series will be on Hamilton being in a Los Angeles Angels uniform.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers gave their fans plenty of reasons to cheer in the home opener, beating Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Friday.Hamilton was a five-time All-Star and the 2010 AL MVP while with Texas before going to the AL West-rival Angels with a 125 million, five-year contract...