Posted November 29, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Joey Butler
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Navegantes del Magallanes outfielder Joey Butler socked his first home run in Venezuela of the winterball season on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.

Rangers' Moreland has right wrist surgery

An already cloudy first base picture for the Texas Rangers got a little murkier Wednesday after Mitch Moreland underwent surgery on his right wrist. Moreland had the pisiform bone removed from his wrist by Dr. Tom Graham. The pisiform bone is a small pre-shaped bone located at the base of the wrist. The expected recovery time from the procedure is 8 to 12 weeks, which means Moreland...

Rangers to erect statue of Shannon Stone

The Rangers are erecting a statue of Shannon Stone, the Texas firefighter who died after falling over an outfield railing at a game in July. The 39-year-old Stone, a Brownwood Fire Department firefighter, had taken his 6-year-old son Cooper to the ballpark in hopes of catching a ball. The Rangers said Monday the life-size statue will be created by sculptor Bruce Greene, who is based...

Rangers lose hitting coach Narron to Brewers

Assistant hitting coach Johnny Narron, who has been instrumental in outfielder Josh Hamilton's addiction battle, has left the Texas Rangers to be the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. Narron is replacing Dale Sveum, who took the managerial job with the Chicago Cubs. The Rangers informed Hamilton last week that Milwaukee had contacted the Rangers about Narron. Narron...

Hamilton Loses His Support Staff

The Texas Rangers lost their first member of the 2011 AL Championship team on Monday when assistant hitting coach Johnny Narron was hired as the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. But it goes much deeper than losing an assistant hitting coach.  Narron was also the main key in a system set up for Rangers superstar Josh Hamilton to help keep him in line and from going off...

Josh Hamilton loses key support person as Johnny Narron leaves Rangers for Brewers

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Inbox: With Nathan gone, who will be closer?

With Joe Nathan now on the Rangers, who will be the club's closer? What does Ryan Doumit's signing mean for Drew Butera? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these and other questions from Twins fans.

Young, Wilson win Rangers honors

Rangers Player of the Year Michael Young and Pitcher of the Year C.J. Wilson will be honored at the Dr. Pepper Awards Show that will be held on Jan. 12., proceeding FanFest, which will be held Jan. 13-15 at the Arlington Convention Center.

Moreland undergoes surgery on right wrist

Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland may not being ready for Spring Training after he underwent surgery on his right wrist on Wednesday. But the club fully expects Moreland to be ready for the start of the 2012 regular season.

FanFest, Awards Show Coming Jan. 12-15

The Texas Rangers 2012 Fanfest will take place Jan. 12-15 at the Arlington Convention Center, the club said Wednesday. Fanfest is a three-day event running from Friday Jan. 13-15 where, in addition to meeting Rangers players, fans can take part in a long list of interactive activities. (List below) The awards show is Thursday, Jan. 12. and the team will award infielder-designated...

Ricketts on Maddux: "We Wish Him All the Best"

Cubs owner reacts to news that Greg Maddux has left the organization to join up with the Texas Rangers and his brother, Mike Maddux, their pitching coach.Photo Credit: Feed Loader

Rangers Moments: No. 1

As part of a season-ending series, we'll take a look at the 13 most memorable moments from the 2011 Texas Rangers season. No. 1 When: Oct. 27 What: David Murphy and Darren Oliver both said it after the game. They "had never been a part of anything like this." Not many players have. On the biggest stage in the game, the Texas Rangers had a 7-5 lead going into the ninth...

Rangers must fill Narron's duties

Johnny Narron's departure leaves a hole in Josh Hamilton's support.

Rangers get both Maddux brothers

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Texas Rangers' pitching staff was flourishing under one Maddux. Now, there will be another...
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