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Rangers pitchers aren't supposed to report for four more days, but a number of them are already here working out at the Surprise complex. Right-handed reliever Mike Adams, who had surgery to repair a hernia on Jan. 3, is among those who are throwing.
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The Texas Rangers will open spring training with 58 players vying for the 25 spots.
While all 58 are looking to make some sort of impression, big springs are more important for some than others.
Here's a look five players who need to have big springs to prove they belong in Arlington.
OF Julio Borbon Remember when Borbon looked like he could be a fixture in the Texas outfield...
The Texas Rangers will begin working out in Surprise, Ariz., next week in what they hope is the beginning of the process to returning to the World Series for a third-consecutive year.
There will be a lot of eyes on the Rangers this year because of the moves the team has made on and off the field since losing Game 7 of the World Series to St. Louis last year.
Here are the top five...
So 2011 was a weird year for Adrian Beltre‘s fantasy owners. First they suffered through a disappointing .259 batting average and not so bad 14 home runs through the first 82 games. Then he turned his season around in July hitting .358 with six home runs in 18 games before getting injured and missing all of August. He then returned in September and hit the ball with an authority...
I’ll be the first to admit, if Elvis Andrus didn’t play shortstop he wouldn’t be worth a draft pick this high, but given his position and skill set you can definitely justify it. He dominates in two categories (R, SB) and has the ability to contribute solid in another (BA). His xBA last season was .299, or 20 points lower than his actual batting average. He’s still only...
Right-handed reliever Koji Uehara would go to Oakland either for prospects or a utility infielder.
Ian Kinsler says he and Hamilton did not drink together.
New-look AL West: The Hot Stove was burning in the American League West this off-season more than any other division in baseball. Sure, Miami of the National League East was busy early on, but all four AL West teams did something significant this winter. These names are now in the AL West: Albert Pujols (Anaheim), Yoenis Cespedes (Oakland), Jesus Montero (Seattle), and Yu Darvish...
Strengths: Simply put, offense. The best offense in the league when healthy, the Rangers’ offense is good enough to keep them in any game. The pitching has improved as well, rotation and bullpen, making this one of the most complete teams in the majors.
Weaknesses: Injuries have plagued key players such as Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre. The bullpen could also...
Just three days before pitchers and catchers were set to report, Rangers reliever Koji Uehara was uncertain Sunday if he'd still be with the team at the start of camp.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Depending on who was asked, the Texas Rangers' attempts to trade Koji Uehara could be to free up money to add Roy Oswalt, or to add Michael Gonzalez, or to trade a player who doesn't seem happy to be with the two-time American League champions.
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The A's are close to completing a trade for Texas Rangers reliever Koji Uehara, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The odd thing is, Yu Darvishs first camp in Surprise may be Josh Hamiltons last.