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Roy Oswalt may have signed with a contending team, but he himself hasn't really helped.
The 35 year-old veteran signed a one-year contract worth $5,000,000 with the Texas Rangers in early June. Declining the Phillies' higher-waged offer, Oswalt decided to pitch where he pitched almost his entire career: Texas. So far, Oswalt is 4-6 with a 6.29 ERA (38 earned runs in 54 1/3 innings).
On Sunday afternoon, against Tampa Bay, Oswalt left his start early after tossing just two innings. After allowing four earned runs on six hits, Oswalt claimed to have felt cramping in his right forearm. Now the $5,000,000, "I-refuse-to-be-a-bullpen-pitcher" pitcher is day-to-day for the Rangers.
It seems like the Phillies dodged a huge bullet when Oswalt declined their offer to sign him. The Phillies seem to be doing just fine without him.
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers could be without set-up man Mike Adams for the next few days as he deals with a tight trapezius muscle in his right shoulder.
Adams felt it Tuesday night in the eighth inning against Cleveland. He allowed two runs in 23 of an inning. He said the muscle tightened up on him during the outing and gradually got worse. He said it felt like he was shot...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers got some good news on the injury front one night after seeing three players leave the game in a 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
An MRI on the left shoulder of Adrian Beltre revealed no structural damage but slight inflammation. He is not in the starting lineup Thursday and is listed as day-to-day.
Josh Hamilton, who left the game with a sore left...
For the 10th time this season, Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton homered in the same game Wednesday night. The Texas Rangers can only hope it's not the last chance they get. While the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Wednesday to guarantee they'd lose no ground on teams pursuing them in the AL West and AL home-field advantage races, they did lose three players...
Slugger Josh Hamilton is back in the Texas Rangers lineup after getting an injection to lubricate his sore left knee.
Hamilton, who leads the majors with 41 home runs and 121 RBIs, said before Friday night's game against Seattle that his knee was already feeling ''90 percent better than it did before.''
Hamilton came out late in Wednesday night's game and...
Texas center fielder Josh Hamilton and third baseman Adrian Beltre are not in the starting lineup because of injuries.
Hamilton received an injection for his sore left knee Wednesday night and is expected to be return for the Rangers' game Friday night against Seattle.
Beltre, who strained his left shoulder while diving to stop a grounder, had an MRI Wednesday night that revealed...
On a day when the bullpen was exceptionally thin, righty Koji Uehara went where no Rangers reliever has
gone this season. He went to the mound for a fourth consecutive day. With righties Mike Adams and Joe Nathan unavailable due to fatigue/soreness issues and Alexi Ogando
being held back to close out the game, if needed, Uehara gave the Rangers a perfect eighth inning in...
Every year at the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Commissioner Bud Selig addresses the assembled cash providers and architects of the 30 teams and proceeds to roast one.
He basically chooses the worst deal of the offseason, and in 2011 he believed that to be the Texas Rangers' signing of Adrian Beltre for five years and $80 million.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels...
Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has recorded the 200th strikeout of his debut season in the major leagues.
Darvish became the first major league rookie to reach that mark since Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out 201 batters for Boston in 2007.
After Seattle right fielder Carlos Peguero led off the fifth with a strikeout, Darvish's fourth of the game and 200th of the season...
The Texas Rangers are quietly marching through this 2012 season ignoring every obstacle thrown their way. They were the healthiest team in baseball until May, then the flood gates opened. Injury after injury piled up, yet the Rangers carried on. They have been in first place for most of the year, and they really have not been challenged until recently. The Oakland...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has left Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a strained left shoulder.
Beltre landed hard on his left side when he made a diving stop of Russ Canzler's grounder in the second inning.
After Beltre drew a walk in the third, Rangers manager Ron Washington and trainer Jamie Reed checked...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre homered before each left the game with injuries, and the Texas Rangers beat the slumping Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday night.
Hamilton didn't take the field in the top of the eighth inning, and the Rangers announced just before the game ended that the slugger was forced out because of left knee soreness.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. SCOUT Leaderboards: Double-A Texas League
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
SCOUT Leaderboards: Double-A Texas League
Regarding What Is SCOUT, First of All
SCOUT is a (likely absurd, admittedly unnecessary) metric designed by the author to...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Joe Nathan and the Cleveland Indians snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night.
The Rangers remained three games ahead of Oakland in the AL West after the Athletics lost to the Los Angeles Angels.
Nathan (2-4) had converted a club-record 31 straight save chances...