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After calling Chicago home for eight seasons, A.J. Pierzynski has settled in nicely with the Texas Rangers.
Yu Darvish is especially glad to have him behind the plate.
Pierzynski faces his former team for the first time as the Rangers open a three-game set against the visiting White Sox on Tuesday night.
A fan favorite from 2005-12, Pierzynski helped lead Chicago to a World Series championship during his first year with the club. The two sides, though, went in different directions this offseason, with the White Sox (10-14) turning to Tyler Flowers and Hector Gimenez and Pierzynski signing a one-year deal with Texas (16-9).
"I don't know if it makes it any less strange or anything, or more strange," White Sox manager Robin Ventura told MLB's official website. "But you know it will be good to see him. He's chatty. I don't have to bat. So I don't have to listen to that part. I'm sure he'll be chatty."
Batting .303 with two homers dur...
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ARLINGTON, Texas Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who has battled issues with his right oblique for the last few seasons, was out of the lineup Tuesday as Texas manager Ron Washington wanted to give him extra time to rest.
"I decided to see if I give him yesterday and today so we can settle it down a little bit," Washington said. "It's nothing he can't play...
Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski is out of the starting lineup for the series opener against his former team, the Chicago White Sox.
Pierzynski is dealing with soreness and bruising on his right side, though manager Ron Washington said the catcher was available to pinch hit if needed Tuesday night.
Pierzynski spent the previous eight seasons with the White Sox before signing...
A Texas Rangers fan made a young Minnesota Twins fan very happy when he handed him a foul ball during Sunday's game at Target Field.
It happened in the bottom of the sixth inning as Twins batter Chris Parmalee hit the foul ball into the stands. The Rangers fan deserves all the credit for giving the young fan the souvenir and making his day.
The boy was clearly excited...
ARLINGTON, Texas Ian Kinsler's defensive play in the seventh inning Tuesday night was so good manager Ron Washington gave him a salute.
Kinsler's snare of an Alex Rios grounder up the middle and throw to first was good enough that Washington gave Kinsler a military salute from the dugout.
It's the kind of reward that perfection merits. That's what Washington thought...
ARLINGTON, Texas Mitch Moreland didn't change anything when he struggled the first few weeks of the season, and he's not changing anything now that he's one of the Rangers' hottest hitters.
Moreland went 3-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 10-6 win over the White Sox.
Two of the hits went to the opposite field, a good sign for the left-handed Moreland. All three...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish overcame a shaky start for his fifth victory in April and the Texas Rangers backed him with plenty of big hits Tuesday night in a 10-6 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Darvish (5-1) struck out nine in six innings, but the game was tied when he threw the last of his 108 pitches.
Texas scored six times in the sixth to break it open. Mitch Moreland...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas outfielder David Murphy wouldnt mind right now if he were hitting his career April average.
Murphy, who got Tuesday off in favor of Jeff Baker, is hitting just .176 this season. Hes a notoriously slow starter, with a .228 lifetime average in March and April, but it doesnt make the start any easier for him to take.
"Its tough for any player to go through...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Chicago AL at Texas, 20:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Chicago AL at Texas, 20:05 ET
Regarding This Game, What Makes It Notable
In terms of what makes this game notable, that’s largely due to how Texas...
The White Sox will hit the road for a six game trip starting Tuesday in Texas. The Sox went 3-5 on an abbreviated eight game homestand with two games cancelled due to weather issues. It has been a tough go for the South Siders, who have not won a series since the first week of the season.
The team they will face, the Rangers, is coming home after a 4-3 road trip and...
The Chicago White Sox have optioned outfielder Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Charlotte. Appearing in three games, he played left field, right field and center field in the brief stint. He has a good shot at making it back to the parent club later this summer.
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The Chicago White Sox have recalled right handed starting pitcher Deunte Heath from Triple-A Charlotte to take Gavin Floyd‘s spot on the roster. The starting pitcher was plased on the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow.
Hector Santiago will be replacing Floyd in the rotation but Heath is the lucky beneficiary of being added to the major league roster....
The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list because of a flexor muscle strain. The injury is in his right elbow. For the time being Chicago will use Hector Santiago. The extent of the injury and the time length that Floyd will miss is unknown.
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Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Randy Wells has retired after going winless in five starts this season for the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team.
The Rangers said Tuesday that Wells' retirement was effectively immediately.
In 98 career games in the majors from 2008-12, all but one with the Cubs, Wells was 28-32 with a 4.08 ERA. He was 1-2 in 12 games last season for Chicago, but...
After losing Gavin Floyd to a flexor strain over the weekend, the Chicago White Sox will be encouraged by the news that John Danks is ready to make his first rehab start. Danks has been pitching in extended spring training but will step up to making a minor league start later this week.
MLB.com's Scott Merkin said Danks feels that Gavin Floyd's injury may serve as "...
The White Sox' carousel of small-scale roster moves early in the season continued Monday night, as the team acquired 28 year-old outfielder Casper Wells from the Oakland A's for cash considerations.
Wells will join Jordan Danks and DeWayne Wise in the rotation of outfielders to fill in for Dayan Viciedo until he returns from the disabled list.
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