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Over the weekend, a lightning delay during the Texas Rangers/Minnesota Twins baseball game caused play to be stopped for nearly 46 minutes.
It also provided us with this interesting video of players running off the field after hearing thunder and seeing a lightning strike in the fourth inning:
Man, Nolan Ryan is not scared by anything...
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When the Minnesota Twins used the 20th overall pick of the 2002 MLB draft on Denard Span, a lot of the draft analysts were surprised and felt the Twins had reached for him. For years, that analysis seemed to be spot on as Span continued to struggle offensively in the minors.
Prior to the first game back from the All-Star break, the Minnesota Twins will reinstate closer Matt Capps from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Capps on the roster, the Twins will option right-handed reliever Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Rochester.
Capps went on the DL on June 25 after dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder. He made two appearances with High-A Fort...
The Texas Rangers' contract with Dominican Jairo Beras has been approved by Major League Baseball, which has suspended the 17-year-old outfielder for providing a false date of birth.
The signing and the suspension were announced Thursday.
Texas signed Beras for a $4.5 million signing bonus last spring, but there were then questions about his age.
Major League Baseball said...
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Rangers on winning track
The Texas Rangers are an All-Star team according to Richard Durret of ESPNDallas.com:
Ron Washington is managing the game and brought along his coaching staff, including pitching coaches Mike Maddux and Andy Hawkins to help manage all of the arms at his disposal. The skipper’s lineup card has three starters from Texas: outfielder...
MINNEAPOLIS The characters may be different, but the script looks similar.
A year ago, the Minnesota Twins entered the All-Star break seven games under .500 and in fourth place in the American League Central, 6 games out of first place. One year later, Minnesota is in an even deeper hole at the break dead last in the American League Central at 36-49, 11 games behind first-place...
On July 11, 1985, Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first pitcher in history to record 4,000 strikeouts. Ryan notches the milestone dismissing New York Mets outfielder Danny Heep with 3 pitches in the sixth inning.
On July 11, 1968, the Baltimore Orioles name future Hall of Famer Earl Weaver their manager. Weaver, a lifetime minor league player had been...
The numbers show that Glen Perkins has been an effective pitcher since moving from the starting rotation and into the bullpen. The Minnesota Twins southpaw knows those numbers as well as anyone, and not just his won-lost record, his ERA and his WHIP. He’s also aware of his BABiP, his FIP and his WAR, as well as most anything that can found in his PITCHf/x data.
Prior to a recent...
Minnesota's Joe Mauer was the only Twin selected to the 2012 All-Star game, and he made the American League roster as a catcher. But Mauer entered Tuesday's game in the top of the eighth inning as a first baseman.Mauer's appearance in Tuesday's 8-0 National League victory was a brief one, as he didn't enter the game until the eighth inning and had just one at...
The Minnesota Twins can look forward to major improvements to their Spring Training facility in Fort Myers, Florida. The Twins signed a conditional 30-year lease with Lee County, Florida to remain at the current Hammond Stadium with the conditions that the county was going to make significant upgrades. Lee County was the only county in the State of Florida to apply for...
In the wake of his print interview with Glen Perkins, David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, asks the Twins left-hander some questions posed by actual, real-live FanGraphs readers.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Yu Darvish came to America this year with an array of different pitches.
The Japanese ace has already won 10 games for the Texas Rangers with his repertoire of fastballs and breaking pitches.
R.A. Dickey mastered the knuckleball and this season became an All-Star for the first time at age 37.
These days, there...
In what turned out to be a lackluster All-Star Game, the moment of the game may have been a mental lapse by one of the league's brightest young stars.
Mike Napoli hits a lazy flyball to left and it should be an easy play for Harper, right?
Harper loses sight of the ball and Napoli ends up on SECOND after hitting a routine fly.
I know this is just an All-Star game...
The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners are separated by 16 1/2 games in the AL West, but it's been a different story when they've met on the field.
The best and worst teams in the division have split their first 10 meetings heading into Friday night's opener of a three-game set in Seattle.
Texas (52-34) has scored a major league-high 443 runs and Seattle (36-51) has...
Got a Girl Crush On: Amélie Mancini’s LEFT FIELD CARDS
Did you know that Nolan Ryan got bitten by a coyote? Or how many ABL players have food-related names (besides Daryl Strawberry)? Or what about all the exceptional facial hair sported over the years?
Then check out Amélie Mancini’s hand-carved and hand-printed Left Field Baseball Cards that is one-part...