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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels knew how badly his team needed another right-handed bat. But he also knew the list of candidates was less than stellar.
The organization didn't have any problem giving up premium talent to land one of the most coveted pitchers at the deadline in Matt Garza. Daniels basically admitted Wednesday that the team's playoff hopes rest on the shoulders of the pitching. And then he watched rookie Martin Perez silence the Angels.
The Rangers recorded their third consecutive walkoff win over the Angels thanks to Adrian Beltre's homer in the ninth inning. The win brought the Rangers to within four games of the Oakland A's in the AL West and finished off a sweep that may have temporarily saved the season.
The fact that Daniels didn't land a bat at the deadline seemed to embolden certain players in the Rangers clubhouse. Ian Kinsler told reporters he didn't believe the team needed another bat. And there's something to be said fo...
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Lance Berkman has not played for the Texas Rangers since June 6 and there is no indication he is anywhere close to returning following multiple setbacks.
Berkman, 37, is considering retirement and forfeiting roughly $4.4 million reports Ken Rosenthal.
On Wednesday Berkman and the Rangers will meet to discuss his injured need and plan a course of action. A decision is expected to...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas designated hitter Lance Berkman, who's been on the disabled list since July 7 with left hip inflammation, realizes that unless his hip and right knee start showing some improvement, his season and career could be over.
"You've got to fish or cut bait and I think we're getting to that point rather quickly," Berkman said.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz didn't have any problems with his sore quad Wednesday and his homer in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels proved it.
What no one knows about Cruz yet is if and when he'll be suspended as part of Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation.
The July 31 trade deadline came and went without the Rangers trying to get a...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was forced to leave Tuesday's 14-11 victory after suffering a bruised quad after getting hit by a pitch running to first base.
Cruz said he was okay after the game physically, but that's not the biggest thing looming over the team's leading home run hitter and RBI producer.
Cruz, who's been linked to the Biogenesis...
When the Texas Rangers signed veteran slugger Lance Berkman over the offseason, they knew the injury risk he carried. They thought he'd be a worthy gamble, hoping to protect against significant ailments by using him primarily at DH. However, Berkman's been unable to avoid injuries yet again, and the possibility is growing that he will not play again this season, according...
Lance Berkman says he is going to keep playing, and will do everything he can to help the Texas Rangers down the stretch.
The 37-year-old designated hitter is on the disabled list with left hip inflammation and having issues with his surgically repaired right knee. But he said Thursday that he's ''coming back.''
Berkman had been pondering his playing future...
Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.
There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and Beltre hit it deep into...
I went to bed sometime in the 7th inning Tuesday night. I fell asleep quickly but had the Rangers game on. I awoke when I heard Eric Nadel calling Leonys Martin’s walk-off three-run home run. I smiled and promptly went back to sleep. I was relieved to check the scores this morning and see I didn’t dream that.
And Adrian Beltre kept the magic going tonight with the team’s...
For a team that has been hurting for offense the Texas Rangers sure know how to wake up with authority. Wednesday night against their hated division rivals, the Los Angeles Angels, the team won thanks to a walk-off home run by third baseman Adrian Beltre.
But the score was just 2-1. Not much of an offensive wake up....
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Joe Nathan had just pitched a scoreless ninth inning to keep the game tied on Wednesday just as he did in the 10th inning Tuesday that preceded the Texas Rangers’ second consecutive walk-off victory.
Nathan took a seat in the dugout next to catcher Geovany Soto and said “Why not another one?”
Soto agreed. “Why not?”
Adrian Beltre leading off the bottom of the ninth must’ve...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers. There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and...
(Photo Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) The All-Star break should have provided the Texas Rangers with an opportunity to recharge and reset before making a push for a pennant. Instead, the Rangers stumbled around the Ballpark on their way to being swept by the Orioles. Here is a quick look at the three-game debacle: [...]The post Rangers open second half on wrong...
Lance Berkman has not played in a game since July 6 and may not do so for the rest of the season but that does not mean he is retiring.
Rumors began circulating ahead of yesterday’s MLB trade deadline that Berkman, 37, was considering retirement forgetting roughly $4 million in salary remaining on his one-year deal with the Texas Rangers
Those rumors are untrue reports FOX Sports’...
Amid yesterday's craziness leading up to the trade deadline, it was reported that Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman was considering retirement. The veteran is dealing with several injuries, and it's not clear when or if he'll be back with the team this season. While Berkman's future remains murky at best, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that...