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1. The AL West Showdown - How many articles will be written this year with the title "How the West was won". And really, you gotta wonder, how will it be won? Where we sit now, the Texas Rangers hold a four game lead over the Wild Card leading Los Angeles Angels. But can they hold it? No one will question Texas' offensive ability, but it is fair to wonder if they have the durability. Will Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz stay healthy and productive enough to drive this offense forward? Can Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland and Alexi Ogando get healthy enough to stabilize the rotation? Will they even return to the rotation? Even when healthy, can Texas' rotation withstand the onslaught of offense that comes in the summer months in Arlington? On the flip side, do the Angels have what it takes to catch and surpass Texas in the standings? Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols are the driving force of this offense, but are they enough? Is this just...
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The Texas Rangers headed into the break with the second-best record in the majors at 52-34. They have been on top of the AL West all season, and by far they look to be the strongest team in the AL. However, the Rangers starting pitchers have been beleaguered by injuries this season, forcing them to potentially seek trades to bring in quality starting pitching.
Could Greinke finish...
The Texas Rangers are the envy of baseball when it comes to hitting prospects, particularly when it comes to middle infielders. They boast one of the top prospects in baseball in shortstop Jurickson...
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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...
Double-A Frisco starting pitcher Nick Tepesch tossed eight innings of one-run ball on Tuesday while Jurickson Profar homered and the 'Riders earned a walkoff win. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
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...
Justin Upton in a Texas Rangers Uniform? Photo courtesy of SI.com
The Texas Rangers have proven themselves to be a top-notch organization that is willing to make moves and spend money to seriously compete for a World Series championship. The Rangers have loaded their MLB squad with an extremely athletic lineup to go along with a pitching staff with multiple power arms. The off-season...
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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...
Chris Cwik of CBSsports.com is reporting that the Texas Rangers are interested in possibly trading for Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton.
According to Cwik, one reason why the trade will not likely happen is the likelihood that the Diamondbacks would want third base prospect Mike Olt and shortstop Jurickson Profar in the deal.
Olt has also been rumored to be a key...
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 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...