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Martin Perez pitches Rangers to sweep of A’s

More mound brilliance from Martin Perez on Wednesday and more contributions from unexpected sources at the plate resulted in the Texas Rangers finishing off a three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s. Perez tossed his second consecutive three-hit shutout, and Donnie Murphy hit his first homer of the season to help the Rangers beat the A’s 3-0 at O.Co Coliseum. It’s only April...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Rangers: Matt Harrison to return to rotation on Sunday

getty images Just over a year has passed between major league starts for Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison. The left hander is scheduled to start Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Rangers manager Ron Washington announced the news on Wednesday while confirming that Robbie Ross and Colby Lewis would start the first two games of the series in Seattle. This will allow the...
Via Tireball.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Kevin Kouzmanoff, Pedro Figueroa

The Texas Rangers got a couple scares during last night's victory over the Oakland Athletics.  First they lost breakout star third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to back tightness in the fourth inning and then reliever Pedro Figueroa left during the eighth inning with an elbow injury.  Let's examine both players.Kevin KouzmanoffKouzmanoff has been a surprise at third base...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Elvis Andrus Makes the Worst Swing in MLB History

Part of me wonders if Elvis Andrus has been watching those clips online of people hitting monster home runs and game winning hits when pitchers were trying to intentionally walk them. Maybe he thought he could do something like that--but there is no way he'd have enough power behind the swing by reaching out like that.So--what the heck man?viaCut4I'm going to guess that he...
Via FatManWriting
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Elvis Andrus will do anything possible to protect on hit and run (GIF)

Don’t you ever accuse Elvis Andrus of not being a team player. And don’t you ever accuse him of missing signs. Because, my goodness, that guy goes all out when the hit and run is on. Andrus was up in the ninth inning of Monday’s win over the Oakland A’s with nobody out and a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Elvis Andrus Tries To Hit A Pitchout Attempt, Fails Miserably (GIF)

Elvis Andrus will do anything he can to help his teammates. Even if it involves attempting one of the most embarrassing swings of the season. The Texas Rangers shortstop put his pride on the line in the ninth inning of Monday night’s contest against the Oakland A’s when he flailed at a pitchout from A’s pitcher Dan Otero. Andrus had good reason to swing, as teammate Michael...
Via NESN.com
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I Can’t Stop Watching This GIF of Elvis Andrus Swinging At A Pitchout

This is not the first time this young baseball season that a hit-and-run call has produced a hilarious half-hearted swing attempt at the plate, but both have involved the Texas Rangers. The first one came from Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager as he attempted to hit a Colby Lewis pitch in the dirt, but this lunging swing by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus on a pitchout just may...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo leaves game with ankle injury

The Texas Rangers believe that outfielder Shin-Soo Choo injured his ankle as he stepped on first base in the 7th inning of tonight's game against the Oakland Athletics, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. #Rangers hope not serious, but they're not taking it lightly. @blackwings2011 How is Choo ? Serious or light injury ?— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Struggles Of Yu Darvish Against The Oakland A’s

Just a month into the 2014 season, it appears the American League West will once again be a tight race. Tonight in Oakland, two of the teams that are expected to be in contention for the division crown at the end of the season will square off for the first time. If the Texas Rangers plan on unseating the back-to-back Division Champion Oakland A’s, they will need tonight’s starter...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kouzmanoff tabbed AL Player of the Week

Kevin Kouzmanoff has certainly softened the blow of the loss of Adrian Beltre and the rest of the American League has taken notice. Kouzmanoff was named the AL player of the week Monday for his work last week. Kouzmanoff had eight RBI and 20 total bases for the Rangers last week while tying for the league lead in runs scored (six) and doubles. He also batted .345 for the week and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Daily Roundup (4/21): Rangers-Athletics Series Preview, Weekend Recap & This Week in MLB History

Rangers vs. A’s: The battle for the AL West title over the past two seasons had been between this pair. Even with the expected improvement of the Angels and Mariners, it appears the race won’t change too much. Both Texas and Oakland have made early statements. The Rangers recently went on a five-game winning […] 
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Relying on Kevin Kouzmanoff and Other Reserves

On Saturday the Texas Rangers placed outfielder  Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list after he fractured his left pinkie finger sliding into 2nd base the night before. While placing the reserve outfielder on the DL will not generate headlines in the national sporting news, it does allow the Dallas Morning News’ sports reporter Gerry Fraley  to point out an interesting note...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison hopes Saturday start ended the rehab road

ARLINGTON, Texas - Matt Harrison is going on the road with the Texas Ranger when they begin a series in Oakland Monday. Whether or not Harrison pitches on the trip remains to be seen though, as he's slated to throw a bullpen with the club making a decision on his next start following that session. General manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Harrison would likely need two more...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Kouzmanoff keeps hit streak alive with home run

ARLINGTON, Texas – A crowd of 44,811 showed up to Globe Life Park on Saturday for Yu Darvish Bobblehead Night. If Kevin Kouzmanoff keeps hitting like he has been, he might need a bobblehead night of his own. Kouzmanoff, filling in at third for an injured Adrian Beltre, hit a vital home run in the eighth inning Saturday to hold off the White Sox, 6-3. Chicago had just scored...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates: Adrian Beltre, Derek Holland, Daniel Bard

The Texas Rangers had a big update yesterday on the condition of Matt Harrison as he makes his way back from back surgery.  Our own NatsLady has the update on his next rehab start.  The Rangers also updated us on three other players as they progress towards returning to action.Adrian BeltreThe hard hitting third baseman has been sidelined with a sore quad since early April.  His...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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