Posted January 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Texas Rangers signed veteran first baseman and outfielder Brad Hawpe to a minor league contract. The Rangers announced Friday that they are also inviting the Fort Worth, Texas, native to their major league camp this spring. The 32-year-old alumnus of LSU and Boswell High School in the Fort Worth suburb of Saginaw batted .231 with four homers and 19 RBIs in 62 games with the San Diego Padres last season. He started 42 games at first and seven in right field before ''Tommy John'' ligament transplant surgery sidelined him for the rest of the season on June 21. Hawpe has a career major league average of .276 with 124 homers and 490 RBIs in 893 games with the Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays and Padres, playing mostly right field.

What's that on Yu Darvish's shirt?

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.   Image credit...

Darvish makes strong first impression

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...

The Rules: Yu Darvish Pun Edition

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...

Rangers ink Texas native Hawpe

Rangers get insurance at first base with Texas native Brad Hawpe.

Texas formally introduces Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish

ARLINGTON, Texas - Yu Darvish has been formally introduced by the Texas Rangers. In a Friday night news conference...

Watch as Rangers introduce prized pitcher Darvish

Get the first look at Yu Darvish's arrival to the Rangers.

Would You Decline Wright’s Option To Sign Josh Hamilton Next Offseason?

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...

Rangers co-chairman prefers Josh Hamilton over Prince Fielder

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.