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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 current deal at more than 11.2 million, Andrus would earn more than 131 million over 10 seasons.
The 24-year-old Andrus is already in his fifth major league season. He was 4-for-13 (.308) in the Rangers' opening series at Houston. He tied a franchise record with two triples Tuesday night in Yu Darvish's near-perfect game.
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ST. LOUIS - When the Texas Rangers picked Nick Tepesch to be their fifth starting pitcher, two responses followed.
Casual MLB fans said: "Who?"
And those familiar with Mizzou said: "Hmmm."
Tepesch, the former Tigers pitcher who is scheduled to take the mound for the Rangers' April 9th game against the Rays, is OK with that reaction. He's had to prove...
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish made sure the new guys in the division realized that they have a long way to go before they can really hang with the big boys by throwing a near perfect game. Tuesday night the sophomore pitching sensation dominated the Houston Astros line-up striking out 14 of the first 26 batters he faced, but with one out to go and Major League Baseball...
ARLINGTON, Texas Yu Darvish, who was near perfect in his last start, will make his scheduled started Sunday against Los Angeles despite a blister issue on his right ring finger.
Darvish developed the blister in the sixth inning of his start Tuesday night but carried a perfect game into the bottom of the ninth only to have Marwin Gonzalez break it up with a two-out single that went...
Think Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish had the worst night after losing a perfect game in the 9th inning against the Houston Astros?
Well, Rangers pitcher Joe Ortiz might have had worst night since the world now knows that he had to wear a Minnie Mouse backpack to the game:
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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...
Yu Darvish was one out from a perfect game when Marwin Gonzalez grounded a clean single through the pitcher's legs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night.
The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out 14 and appeared to be in complete control before Gonzalez smacked the first pitch up the middle. Darvish was unable to get his glove down in time...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was one out away Tuesday night from throwing the second perfect game in franchise history. Darvish's dominance of the Houston Astros included a career-high 14 strikeouts.
But his 111th pitch came off Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez's bat and one-hopped right back at Darvish.
The 26-year-old pitcher tried to get his glove down in time but...
In his first start of the year, Texas Rangers’ Japanese starting pitcher, Yu Darvish, nearly completed a perfect game. Reminiscent of the 2001 Mike Mussina start where Carl Everett ended “The Moose’s” perfect game with two outs in the 9th, Marwin Gonzalez, the Houston Astros #9 hitter, broke it up with with two outs in the ninth. A dribbler up the middle ended the night...
Marwin Gonzalez earned his hit to break up Yu Darvish‘s perfect game last night. Darvish left a 90 MPH four-seam fastball out over the plate, and Gonzalez hit it hard back up the middle, just under Darvish’s glove. It was a mistake pitch. It was the only one from the 26-year-old Darvish last night in Houston.
For 26 batters, Darvish carved through the Astros lineup in his best...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers fans cheered loudly for Josh Hamilton -- when he struck out.
Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels, was booed during pregame introductions before the Rangers' home opener Friday. There were more boos when he led off the second inning, but those became cheers when he took a called strike on his first pitch and eventually...
HOUSTON — Yu Darvish was one out from a perfect game when Marwin Gonzalez grounded a clean single through the pitcher’s legs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night.
The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out 14 and appeared to be in complete control before Gonzalez smacked the first pitch up the middle. Darvish was unable to get his glove down...
The Rangers’ 10-year commitment to shortstop Elvis Andrus sounds huge, almost unfathomable. And it would be, if not for one thing: The commitment is not likely to be a 10-year commitment at all.
Andrus, who is under contract for the next two seasons, is expected to finalize his eight-year, $120 million extension with the Rangers later this week. But his deal includes an opt...