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Through six games, Julio Borbon's Escogido club leads the Dominican Winter League's round robin postseason with a 5-1 record. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
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Japanese star pitcher Yu Darvish had a meeting with the Texas Rangers this week. Texas won the bidding war in December just for the chance to negotiate with him. Their winning bid was $52 million.Darvish most likely wanted to get a chance to meet the personnel and see the team’s facilitites. He also wanted to give his two agents, Arn Tellem and Don Nomura, his opinion of the area...
The Dallas Morning News is reporting Rangers outfielder and recovering drug addict Josh Hamilton had a relapse earlier this week when he drank alcohol at a bar.
The newspaper, citing unidentified ''individuals familiar with the episode,'' reported Thursday night that Hamilton was drinking at a Dallas area bar Monday.
In a statement to the newspaper, the Rangers...
The Texas Rangers are hiring Josh Hamilton's father-in-law to take over the role as Hamilton's accountability coach.
Michael Dean Chadwick will be a special staff assistant and work with Hamilton.
Chadwick has worked with professional teams before, including the Washington Redskins when Joe Gibbs was coaching.
"We're looking forward to him being part of our group...
Fans of the Texas Rangers got pretty used to sayings like "Year of the Napoli" or "Napoli Ever After" in 2011. After coming via trade from the Angels via the Blue Jays as a part-time DH, part-time first baseman, part-time catcher, Mike Napoli eventually ended up being the everyday catcher and was the best hitter in baseball after the all-star break.
He also showed...
The Texas Rangers have hired Josh Hamilton's father-in-law as a staff special assistant.
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ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have hired Josh Hamilton's father-in-law as a staff special assistant.
The Rangers have hired Josh Hamilton's father-in-law, Michael Dean Chadwick, as a special staff assistant to fill the support role for Josh that Johnny Narron did the previous four years.
The Rangers are still looking for bullpen help, specifically left-handed, and the club remains interested in Mike Gonzalez according to Rich Durrett of ESPN Dallas. Texas met with the lefty's agent, Scott Boras, at the winter meetings.
Gonzalez, 33, appeared in seven games with the Rangers last year after being acquired from the Orioles at the end of August. He's pitched...
Neftali Feliz will be one of the pitchers on hand at Rangers Ballpark later this month for a pitching camp.
When you win back-to-back American League pennants people tend to think pretty highly of you, and that's definitely been the case for your Texas Rangers in all of the off-season/preseason rankings and prognostications set forth by various national media.
One of those national experts is ESPN's Buster Olney, who in a series over the past week has ranked different positions...
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's father-in-law is his new accountability partner.
The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Greg Reynolds from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for infielder Chad Tracy Thursday.