Rangers give up big hits in loss to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- David Freese hit a go-ahead homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three in his fifth straight win over the Rangers. The victory was the right-hander...
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Texas Rangers Close to Rewriting the Franchise’s History Book, But Not For Good Reason

Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers sits on the ground and looks on after committing a throwing error against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2014 in Oakland, Ca. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The whole saying, “I hate losing more than I like winning” is in its most truest form for the Texas Rangers. Rookie...
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Angels reportedly will pay Rangers $68 million for Josh Hamilton to beat them

How badly did the Angels want to get rid of Josh Hamilton? So badly that they are paying the majority of the salary he is owed just so the Texas Rangers will take him back. Yahoo MLB reporter Jeff Passan says the Rangers are only paying about $15 million of the $83 million Hamilton is...Read More
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For Some Crazy Reason The Texas Rangers May Be Bringing Back an Overpaid Josh Hamilton

In what will be the craziest deal of the century in professional sports (yes, even crazier than Chip Kelly signing Tim Tebow), the Texas Rangers may be trying to trade for former outfielder Josh Hamilton. Yes, the very same Hamilton the team and the fan base were not to upset about when he left a couple years ago.Supposedly the Angels and Rangers are in deep talks for some kind of...
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Report: Texas Rangers close to acquiring Josh Hamilton

Kevin Jairaj- It appears Josh Hamilton’s tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is coming to an end. Early on Friday, Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated reported Hamilton “could be gone” from the Angels in a matter of days. TR Sullivan of MLB.com then followed that up by reporting the Texas Rangers are in the process of acquiring Hamilton in a trade. The trade...
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Reports: Rangers close to re-acquiring Josh Hamilton from Angels

The Texas Rangers are closing in on a deal to re-acquire outfielder Josh Hamilton, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray. The news was first reported by TR Sullivan of MLB.com. A deal is close, but there is a lot of legal work to get done before a deal is completed. The trade is likely to be announced on Monday, Sullivan adds....
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Josh Hamilton to be traded back to Rangers

Josh Hamilton is likely headed back to the team where he enjoyed his most successful stretch as a professional baseball player. Rangers reporter TR Sullivan says that the Texas Rangers are close to a trade to acquire Hamilton from the Angels. Hamilton signed a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels after the 2012 season...Read More
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Angels vs. Rangers Series Preview: First or Last

In this very weird start to the season for the AL West, the Angels find themselves in a weird position. They are a few weeks into the season and their play has been concerning, but they are heading into this series against Texas in position to take the division lead if they pull of a sweep or exit the weekend via the AL West basement if they drop the series. I don’t know whether...
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Johnny Manziel's Girlfriend Colleen Crowley Gets Heart Rate/Signature Tattoo

There had been some rumors that Johnny Manziel and the lovely Miss Colleen Crowley had split while he was in rehab, but that appears to be far from the case. The two have been spotted at a Texas Rangers game and she appears to have a new tattoo inspired by her famous boyfriend. Thursday she posted a picture to Instagram featuring her new tattoo, what appears to be a heart rate line...
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Rangers-Angels Preview

Despite a losing decision, Garrett Richards was encouraged with his much-anticipated return for the Los Angeles Angels. As the right-hander aims to progress further, he'll try to carry over the success he enjoyed last season against the visiting Texas Rangers on Friday night. Back on the hill for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury Aug. 20, Richards allowed...
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Rangers boast below-average ticket prices in 2015

As far as going to a game at Globe Life Park is concerned, the 2015 Texas Rangers offer a pretty family-friendly experience. The Team Marketing Report released its annual list of average MLB ticket prices, and the Rangers' average ticket price of $23.64 is decidedly lower than that of many other teams, spread across the entire sport.  The Dallas Morning News breaks it down as such...
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Rangers' G.M. Daniels discusses Russell Wilson, injuries, and more in new interview

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was a recent guest on KRLD-FM 105.3, where he addressed a number of topics surrounding the club. As the Dallas Morning News recapped, Daniels took the opportunity to set the record straight about the team's interest in Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who recently expressed interest in being a two-sport star (though the chances...
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Rangers miss opportunities in loss to Diamondbacks

Archie Bradley heard the bullpen phone ring, saw the activity behind the fence down the left field line. His third career start was not going well and a quick exit appeared to be on the horizon. But after trying to be too fine in the strike zone, the Arizona rookie right-hander began pumping in strikes and ended up picking up a gut-check victory. Bradley shook off a shaky start to...
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Wandy Rodriguez starting for Rangers on Friday, Carlos Quentin signs with Mariners

Left handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will start for the Texas Rangers on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. Rodriguez, 36, failed to make the roster of the Atlanta Braves this spring and later signed a minor league deal with the Rangers. In two starts at Triple-A Round Rock Rodriguez has allowed two runs and struck out 10 over seven innings of work. He is coming off a down and...
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Texas Rangers: the all-time roster

The Texas Rangers lost a tough one to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. They quickly turned around and earned a 7-1 victory last night over the Arizona Diamondbacks. With those two games in the books, the Rangers have a current record of 6-8, placing them in a tie for third in the AL West with the Los Angeles Angels. Texas is off to an inconsistent start, and instead of breaking down...
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Fielder hits 1st HR, drives in 3 to lift Rangers past D-backs

  Prince Fielder homered and drove in three runs to lead the Texas Rangers to a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Fielder, who had an RBI double in the first inning, took reliever Daniel Hudson (0-1) deep into the seats in right field in the eighth after a pair of errors allowed the Rangers to break a 1-1 tie. Jake Smolinski reached base with one out on...
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Fielder has HR, 3 RBIs to lift Rangers past D-backs, 7-1

PHOENIX (AP) Prince Fielder homered and drove in three runs to lead the Texas Rangers to a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Fielder, who had an RBI double in the first inning, took reliever Daniel Hudson (0-1) deep into the seats in right field after a pair of errors allowed the Rangers to break a 1-1 tie in the eighth. After an RBI single by Elvis Andrus...
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Is Rangers' Andrus statistically the 'worst' shortstop in MLB?

Despite being signed to a lucrative long-term contract, 26-year-old Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has yet to make good on the deal. As the Dallas Morning News reported, he's off to another statistically rough start in 2015. When compared to his peers, Andrus ranks 28th in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) among qualifying shortstops in the league, leaving him with much to be...
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What if Russell Wilson had Stuck with Baseball?

Four weeks after he hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy at MetLife Staduim in February of 2014, Russell Wilson reported to Surprise Arizona to participate in spring training with the Texas Rangers. Although the Rangers technically hold the rights to Wilson as a baseball player, he didn’t actually appear in any spring training games, and returned home after taking a few grounders […]
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Texas Rangers: Where is the offense?

The Texas Rangers entered Sunday’s game owning a team batting average of .201, ranking dead last in the American League. Texas’ nine home runs rank 13th in the AL, and their 41 runs scored ranks 9th. The season is only two weeks old, but the Rangers offense is not progressing the way they would expect. Injuries are not to blame, the club opened the year almost completely healthy...
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Texas Rangers Need to Show Patience in Transitional Season

Texas Rangers’ Prince Fielder watches his single in front of Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino during the sixth inning of a baseball GAME Friday, April 17, 2015, in Seattle. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) The Texas Rangers have faced some rough early goings in the 2015 MLB season. While there are still a lot of games to be played, 151 to be exact, the Rangers...
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Was Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre Really Going to Throw His Glove At The Ball?

Over the last couple years it has become clear that Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre does not like it whenever anyone rubs his bald head. His reaction every time shortstop Elvis Andrus does has become the thing of internet legend. After one play in Friday night's game against the Mariners the ball went over his head and his reaction was just as priceless.It looks like he was about...
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Texas Rangers record better than the numbers

The Texas Rangers have struggled early on. After 10 games, they are 4-6 and only a game behind the Oakland Athletics who are 5-5. The AL West is the only without a team over .500. They could be 5-5, if George Springer had not made a circus catch to rob the Rangers of a game-winning grand slam. That spectacular catch sent the game into extra innings and resulting in a Rangers loss...
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Gallardo, Rangers relievers shut down Mariners in win

Yovani Gallardo pitched six scoreless innings, Robinson Chirinos homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Friday night. Gallardo (2-1) got three double plays to help stop Mariners rallies, and walked two and struck out three. Shawn Tolleson worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the seventh. Tanner Scheppers gave up a run in the eighth on Seth Smith's sacrifice...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Farm System Friday ED. 1

In what will become a periodical piece here at Baseball Hot Corner, this is the first edition of Farm System Friday for the Texas Rangers where we will examine how some of the top prospects in the Rangers system are doing. This is not meant to be an in-depth analysis with full length scouting reports but rather a chance for the casual fan to swing by and quickly see which players...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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