Rangers Injury Update: Jake Smolinski placed on DL

Texas Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski was moved to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 22. This made room for righty Jerome Williams who started Friday against the Oakland Athletics.#452481030 / gettyimages.comSmolinski fouled a pitch off his left foot Monday against the Yankees. X-rays were negative, but since he is a rookie, manager Ron Washington and the Rangers...
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Rangers beat A's as Feliz records first save since 2011

A new starter and a not-so-new closer combined to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the team with the best record in the majors Friday. Jerome Williams, released by the Astros earlier this month, held the potent Oakland Athletics to one run over six innings in his Rangers debut. Williams' effectiveness set the stage for Neftali Feliz to get his first save since Oct. 24, 2011...
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Feliz returns to old role to save Rangers' win over Oakland

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A new starter and a not-so-new closer combined to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the team with the best record in the majors Friday. Jerome Williams, released by the Astros earlier this month, held the potent Oakland Athletics to one run over six innings in his Rangers debut. Williams' effectiveness set the stage for Neftali Feliz to get his first save...
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Rangers Injury Update: Mitch Moreland, Joseph Ortiz

Texas Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland was officially sent to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. He will be out for the season because of ankle reconstruction in June. Also, the Rangers sent left handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz to Double-A Frisco to continue his rehab assignment.#450834222 / gettyimages.comMitch MorelandMonday, Moreland underwent ligament reconstruction...
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Retired Lance Berkman heads back to school, will be student-coach

Retired former World Series MVP Lance Berkman will be wandering the ivy covered walls of Rice University this fall.  At least proverbially.  After walking away from playing baseball after the 2013 season, the Houston Chronicle reports he has enrolled in the elite University and will also volunteer as a student coach for his former head coach, Wayne Graham: Berkman received the...
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Neftali Feliz expected to take over 9th inning for Rangers in wake light of Soria trade

We’re late breaking this news of course, but it should be noted that with Joakim Soria dealt to the Detroit Tigers the Texas Rangers appear set to call on RP Neftali Feliz to resume 9th inning duties. Heading into the season there was some debate as to which pitcher would start the season in the stopper’s role but with Feliz dealing with arm issues the point was rendered moot...
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Rangers deal pitcher Soria in significant surrender move, Neftali Feliz to close

In a story that could only happen to the 2014 woebegone Rangers, on Wednesday they lost a game to the grounds crew and got a head start on next year. Just as umpires were trying to rush the ineffective New York Yankees grounds crew into action as a hard shower hit in the fifth inning, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was putting the finishing touches on a deal to send closer...
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Colby Lewis and the Worst Unwritten Rules Interpretation of the Season

If you're like me, you've grown tired of the entire unwritten rules aspect of Major League Baseball. Whether the argument is tradition, wanting to protect your guys, or one's off-base morality, it's getting out of control. My word for it is simple: petty. Dating back to last postseason, we've seen complaints aimed at the Los Angeles Dodgers for apparently celebrating...
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Yankees game 101 lineup: 7/24/14

The Yankees look to win their series against the Texas Rangers today in a matinee match-up from the Bronx. Brandon McCarthy gets the ball for New York against Colby Lewis. Derek Jeter gets the day off. Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 Texas Rangers (40-61) Shin-Soo Choo LF Elvis Andrus SS Alex Rios RF Adrian...
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Ron Washington rips Yankee Stadium grounds crew for near-comical tarp derp (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A torrential downpour came in with such speed and ferocity during Wednesday night’s game between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers in the Bronx that the Yankee Stadium grounds crew was faced with the nearly impossible task of getting the tarp out in time to maintain the integrity […] The post Ron Washington rips Yankee Stadium grounds...
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Neftali Feliz (RP, TEX) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Immediately ANALYSIS: The closer carousel continues as Joakim Soria has been shipped to the Tigers to either close or setup for incumbent Joe Nathan, opening a spot at the backend of the Texas Rangers bullpen. Enter Neftali Feliz, who should walk right into that open spot and run with it all the way to […]
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WATCH: Yankees grounds crew fails with tarp deployment

The Yankees ground crew could not get the tarp down in a timely fashion last night in the top of the 5th with New York leading the Texas Rangers 2-1. The epic fail led to this new infield lake (via Dallas Morning News Baseball Columnist/sports blogger Evan Grant).:What they will try to fix pic.twitter.com/FyHoBRBzW3— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 24, 2014It took an amazing 15...
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Yu Darvish shows off zany batting swings during rain delay (VIDEO)

There was a lot down time at Yankee Stadium during Wednesday night's extended rain delay after the grounds crew had a hard time covering the infield during a downpour and left things a little soggy.Rangers starter Yu Darvish took the extra time to show his teammates some exaggerated batting swings to keep  things light during the nearly two hour wait.I'm not sure if he is...
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Tigers Acquire Joakim Soria At A “No Holds Barred” Price

In the end it will be judged simply. Was Detroit’s bullpen situation so dire that it would have prevented a post-season run in 2014? Or was their club strong enough that a cheaper patch would have fixed the issue adequately? Did they recklessly use a hand grenade to shoo away a problem housefly when they targeted the best reliever on the market and paid a luxury price to get him...
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Soria trade nets Rangers two solid pitching prospects

Joakim Soria became a luxury item for a team with 40 wins and going nowhere in 2014. That, plus a solid season, made him both expendable to the Texas Rangers and attractive to suitors. The Rangers dealt Soria to Detroit for right-handed pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Soria found out about the trade during the lengthy rain delay during the Texas game against New...
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Tigers trade for Joakim Soria

Per a source, #Tigers set to acquire #Rangers right handed closer Joakim Soria. Corey Knebel & Jake Thompson head to Texas in the deal. — Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) July 24, 2014 Great trade for the Tigers who are in win-now mode and desperately needed bullpen help. I still feel like Dave Dombrowski needs to make another deal to mitigate Joe Nathan if he doesn’t find...
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Report: Tigers trade for Rangers reliever Joakim Soria

The Mexacutioner is reportedly a Tiger! According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports the Tigers got some badly needed relief help by trading for Rangers closer Joakim Soria. The trade is pending a physical on both ends and sees the Tigers sending a pair of pitchers in return including Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.  Tigers and Rangers have trade agreement in place: Joakim Soria for Jake...
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Tigers Acquire Joakim Soria From Rangers For Pitching Prospects

The Detroit Tigers have acquired some much needed depth to their bullpen in the Texas Rangers’ closer Joakim Soria. Soria, a former Kansas City Royal, has 17 saves on the season for the Rangers. Texas in return is getting two of Detroit’s top prospects in Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Per a source, #Tigers set […] The post Tigers Acquire Joakim Soria From Rangers For Pitching...
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Rangers Trade Closer Joakim Soria to the Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have acquired former All-Star closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. This is a move that Detroit needed to make if it was going to be considered serious contenders in the American League down the stretch. Detroit’s bullpen currently ranks 26th in the Majors with a 4.37 ERA.  Tigers agree to trade for Rangers...
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Joakim Soria traded to Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers that will send Joakim Soria to the Tigers in exchange for prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Kyle Bogenschutz was first to report the news on Twitter. The trade is pending physicals of all players involved. Thompson and Knebel were rated among Detroit’s ten best prospects coming into the year per Baseball...
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Texas Rangers Trade Joakim Soria To The Detroit Tigers

The Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a trade that will send Joakim Soria to the Tigers and Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel to the Rangers.Soria has served as the Rangers closer this season, and has saved 17 games. He has a 2.70 ERA and a WHIP of 0.87. With Joe Nathan struggling as Detroit's closer this year, Soria could end up becoming the 9th inning man for...
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Joakim Soria is heading to the Tigers

It looks like that a deal has been agreed to in principle that would send Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers. Tigers and Rangers have trade agreement in place: Joakim Soria for Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, source confirms @KyleBogie report. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 24, 2014 In 33 1/3 innings this season, Soria has a 2.70 ERA for the Rangers, striking...
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Tigers to acquire Joakim Soria from Rangers

The Texas Rangers have a deal in place that will send closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. Like what you're reading? Subscribe for daily updates!* indicates requiredEmail Address * Follow @sprtsrumoralert
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Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto interested in Alex Rios?

Trade rumors have been swirling around Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios since at least the end of June when the Rangers' monumental collapse became glaringly obvious. The Toronto Blue Jays are just the latest in a list of teams expressing interest in the 33-year-old outfielder. One difference is that Rios has previously played for the Blue Jays and the Jays could be interested...
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WATCH: Texas Rangers Leonys Martin robs Brian McCann on double catch

The Texas Rangers haven’t had a lot to cheer about, with a crazy amount of injuries and ineffective pitching.  They are having some success in New York at the expense of the Yankees, having surprisingly won game one of the series on Monday.  And playing some good defense on Tuesday, as outfielder Leonys Martin makes an outstanding catch against the wall on a seemingly-sure extra...
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