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The Rays and Rangers have had discussions on a trade involving James Shields, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
Shields is expendable because of Tampa Bay's pitching depth, while the Rangers would like to upgrade their rotation given injuries to Colby Lewis and Neftali Feliz and the poor performance of Roy Oswalt.
The two teams have met in the first round of the American League playoffs in each of the past two seasons, with the Rangers winning both times en route to the World Series.
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While the Oakland Athletics' Tommy Milone was hit hard again on the road his last time out, he continues to baffle opponents by the Bay.
With Milone looking to continue his mastery at home, Oakland tries to build on another walkoff win Tuesday night in the second of three game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Milone (9-7, 3.51 ERA) saw his road woes continue Thursday in a 10-4 loss...
James Shields pitched a three-hitter, B.J. Upton drove in two runs and the Tampa Bay Rays broke out of their prolonged offensive slump to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-0 on Tuesday night.
Sam Fuld had three hits, Upton added two and six different players drove in runs for the Rays. Tampa Bay went into the game last in the majors in hitting and had scored only nine runs in its previous...
Ryan Dempster finally has a chance to start for the Texas Rangers.
Traded Tuesday from the Chicago Cubs, Dempster arrived in the Metroplex about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and spent the remainder of the afternoon getting adjusted to his fourth major league team - the one that drafted him in the third round in 1995 out of a high school in British Columbia. He was traded as a minor leaguer...
The Texas Rangers are moving Roy Oswalt to the bullpen after he was hit hard in his latest start.
Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that the move wasn't necessarily permanent.
Oswalt gave up eight runs and 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings Monday in a 15-8 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
The 34-year-old righty is 3-2 with a 6.49 ERA in six starts. He signed as a free agent...
Texas Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz needs Tommy John surgery to repair a tear in his right elbow and likely will be sidelined until next summer.
The two-time AL champion Rangers said Feliz will have surgery on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the AL West leaders acquired ace Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs.
Feliz was 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA in eight games, including seven starts. He has...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays, still feeling the effects from Monday's 15-inning, 5-hour loss to the Oakland Athletics, have called up right-handed reliever Josh Lueke.
Lueke was with the Rays coming out of spring training and has an 18.90 ERA in three games with the big league club. The 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pounder was 1-3 with a 4.72 ERA for Triple-A Durham before...
Hideki Matsui, known as the best slugger to come to Major League Baseball from Japan, was released Wednesday by the Tampa Bay Rays. Last week, Matsui was designated for assignment after infielder Ryan Roberts was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Matsui, 38, signed April 30 and was added to the major league roster May 29. He hit two home runs in his first three games with...
The Tampa Rays recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke and optioned infielder Brooks Conrad to Triple-A Durham. Lueke was 1-3 with a 4.73 ERA for the Bulls. After using every pitcher in the bullpen in Monday's 15-inning loss at Oakland, the Rays needed a reliever on the roster.
Texas Rangers fans were given some bad news after the team acquired Ryan Dempster from the Cubs, as it was announced by General Manager Jon Daniels that pitcher Neftali Feliz will require season ending Tommy John surgery for a torn UCL ligament in his throwing elbow.
This news comes on the heels of the announcement that fellow pitcher Colby Lewis would require Tommy John surgery...
Roy Oswalt gave the Rangers another reason to look for pitching help at the trade deadline.
Angels switch hitter Kendrys Morales became only the third major-league player to homer from each side of the plate in the same inning - one off Oswalt - during a nine-run sixth of a 15-8 Los Angeles victory.
Mike Trout went 2 for 5 with a home run, four RBIs, three runs scored and a walk...
The Rangers took fans on a rollercoaster tonight. One that starts out really terrible and ends really awesome. I don’t think I’d care to go on a ride like that if it exists in real life. And my baseball heart certainly doesn’t need them in metaphor version either. But if it ends in a win like that, I really don’t want to complain.
Yu Darvish struck out the side in the...
The Texas Rangers have acquired pitcher Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, beating out both the Dodgers and Yankees for the highly coveted starter.
The Rangers sent third baseman Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks to Cubs for Dempster. Both are at Class A.
The Rangers were talking to the Cubs about pitcher Matt Garza and Dempster to the end, trying to get one or the...
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There is a huge battle in the American League West.
The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels.
This division is heating up.
Lets start off with the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Rangers might look like they are in control of the AL West division, but the Los Angeles Angels are right on their tails. The Rangers are sitting on a very good record...