Found June 11, 2013 on
Grounds crew workers had to dig more then three feet to fix a pipe behind the pitchers mound at Rangers ballpark prior to Tuesdays game. In order to fix the problem batting practice was cancelled prior to the game between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians. Repairs were made and the field was returned to its former self. The Indians entered Tuesday on an eight game losing streak but manager Terry Francona wanted to make sure everyone knew he was not behind the hole. ”I didn’t do it,” Francona said., via FOX Sports. ”We’re not there yet. We’re frustrated, but we’re not there.”

MLB News: Indians pull C Lou Marson from rehab assignment

The Indians today announced that C Lou Marson has been experiencing continued soreness in his throwing shoulder, and that they have pulled him from his rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers. They did not give a timetable on his return. Marson first went on the DL with a neck strain after a home plate collision, but experienced shoulder soreness during his throwing program....

Berkman, Rangers extend Tribe losing streak to 8

ARLINGTON, Texas Lance Berkman has been around baseball long enough to now that he would get another big hit sooner or later. It was still sweet for him to actually get one though. Berkman's two-run homer Monday broke a 3-3 tie with Cleveland Monday night and helped spark the Rangers to a 6-3 win to open an 11-game homestand. The club has now won consecutive games for the...

Darvish 4 consecutive starts without win for Texas

Yu Darvish is going through a drought unlike any he's been through with the Texas Rangers. The ace from Japan has made four consecutive starts without a victory for his first time in the majors. Since last winning May 16, Darvish lost a 1-0 game and has had three consecutive no-decisions. The major league strikeout leader has a 2.28 ERA over that stretch, when the Rangers scored...

Murphy's arm bigger than his bat right now

ARLINGTON, Texas David Murphy is far from the only Ranger struggling at the plate these days, but at least he has contributed with his arm. For the second game in a row, Murphy threw out a base runner from left field. On Tuesday, he pegged Cleveland's Carlos Santana trying to stretch a single into a double. Wednesday, it was the speedy Michael Bourn who tested Murphy'...

Around the Farm: June 10, 2013

  Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game. ***Special Note: Due to a monsoon that apparently crossed the nation, the only game played tonight was by the Columbus affiliate. Tim Fedroff: LF, Columbus Clippers: 3-for-3, 2 R...

Rangers Ballpark sinkhole cancels BP

A busted pipe under the infield at Rangers Ballpark has created a sinkhole right behind the pitcher's mound. On-field batting practice was canceled for both the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians while workers tried to fix the problem 2 1/2 hours before Tuesday night's scheduled game. Rangers officials expect the problem to be fixed in time to play the game. Texas players...

Rangers sign both first-round picks from draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have signed both of their first-round picks from last week's amateur draft. Right-handed pitcher Alex "Chi-Chi" Gonzalez and high school shortstop Travis Demeritte completed physicals Monday and have signed their contracts. Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick out of Oral Roberts, gets a 2,215,000 signing bonus, slightly above...

Rangers sign both first-round picks

The Texas Rangers have signed both of their first-round picks from last week's amateur draft. Right-handed pitcher Alex ''Chi-Chi'' Gonzalez and high school shortstop Travis Demeritte completed physicals Monday and have signed their contracts. Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick out of Oral Roberts, gets a $2,215,000 signing bonus, slightly above the slot value...

Kipnis, Indians win 5-2 at Texas to take series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kipnis had a home run among his three hits and the Cleveland Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. A night after ending an eight-game losing streak, and a span of 12 losses in a row away from home, the Indians made it consecutive victories to clinch their first road series in a month. They had gone 0-4...

All-Time Indians: Mike Jackson

  Name: Michael Ray Jackson     Position: Closer     Tribe Time: 1997-1999           Number: 42 ...

Mudcats split doubleheader with Nationals

ZEBULON – After rain postponed the series opener, the Carolina Mudcats and Potomac Nationals played a double header on Tuesday.  Carolina broke their six-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory in game one, but dropped game two 3-1 to split the doubleheader.  Both games were seven innings. This was the fourth doubleheader played by the Mudcats this season. Carolina now has a...

RoughRiders Roundtable Podcast – 6/12

Currently chasing a first-half Texas League title, the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders are close to wrapping up the season's first half. Lone Star Dugout's Jason Cole teamed up with Frisco broadcasters Alex Vispoli and Nathan Barnett to discuss 1B Brett Nicholas, OF Joe Benson, and others. The podcast also includes an interview with Benson, a newcomer to the Rangers' organization.

Miguel Cabrera throws gum at Ryan Raburn after Raburn’s homer (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez did not allow a hit until the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, at which point Ryan Raburn spoiled the party. Raburn’s solo home run was the first hit of the day for Cleveland, and one of his former teammates was not [...]

Animated: Miguel Cabrera throws gum at Ryan Raburn

In the midst of his home run trot on Sunday afternoon, Indians utility man Ryan Raburn took a wad of gum from the hand of Detroit Tigers’ third baseman Miguel Cabrera. Raburn’s home run effectively ended Tigers’ pitcher Jose Alvarez’ bid for a no-hitter in the fifth inning. Raburn, a former Detroit Tiger, cracked a smile before stepping on the bag. The Tigers cracked even...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.