Former Tigers pitcher Nate Robertson never had the talent and live arm that current Tigers Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Doug Fister have. But Robertson’s guts and grit were right up there with the league’s best. The lefty, who has not appeared in a Major League game since 2010, is making an attempt to make the Texas Rangers after a large...
SURPRISE, Az. – The Texas Rangers are Nate Robertson’s seventh organization since 2010, so he figured it was time to try something new.
Robertson, who was a 13-game winner for the 2006 American League champion Detroit Tigers, is still left-handed, and still wears glasses.
But, as he puts it, “I’ve basically reinvented everything I’ve ever done.”
The Texas Rangers continued to add spring training depth Saturday, agreeing to terms with utility man Jeff Baker and left-hander Nate Robertson on minor-league deals with invitations to spring training.
Baker is an eight-year vet who spent the 2012 season playing for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves. He hit just .239 in 2012 but is a .266 career hitter and can...
Left-hander Nate Robertson and utilityman eff Baker have agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers.
Baker hit .266 with 37 homers in 543 games during the last eight seasons with Colorado (2005-09), the Chicago Cubs (2009-12), Detroit (2012) and Atlanta (2012). He hit .239 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 83 games last season.
Baker has started games at first, second...
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January 26, 2013
The Texas Rangers signed Nate Robertson yesterday. The pitcher will be pithing on a minor league deal, but he will have the chance to compete for a relief role with the Rangers' Major League club. Robertson last pitched in the Majors in 2010 for the Phillies.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Rangers will invite Robertson to big league camp during spring training...
Left-handed pitcher Nate Robertson has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers that will include an invitation to spring training, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported. Robertson, 35, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010, when he went 6-8 with a 5.95 ERA for the Phillies and Marlins.
It is not every day when a baseball owner is the starting pitcher. But it happened for the Wichita (KS) Wingnuts this week, and probably is going to be the case every five days or so in the American Association.
The shareholder happens to be left-hander Nate Robertson, a onetime starter for Detroit, who faced off against St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter...
Iowa It was a sloppy game for the Iowa Cubs as Vitters, Rizzo and Cardenas each committed an error. Brett Jackson went 1-5 with a triple and Nate Robertson continued his inspired campaign to be released within the first month. Smokies Rain Out Daytona There's just no way to sugarcoat it- Hayden Simpson was awful [...]