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Ron Washington: ‘I’m backing off’ idea of Yu Darvish returning on August 25

Apparently, RHP Yu Darvish won’t miss just the minimum two weeks required by his recent placement on the DL with elbow inflammation. Darvish, who did not travel with the club to Miami, has not thrown in the week since he complained of the elbow soreness and manager Ron Washington on Tuesday said he was “backing off” his announced intent for the pitcher to be activated next week.
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers RF Rios scratched with bruised thumb

MIAMI (AP) -- Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched from the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins because of a bruised right thumb. Rios is hitting .284 with four home runs and 49 RBIs. He was replaced in Tuesday night's lineup by Jim Adduci about an hour before gametime.
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers at Miami Marlins series primer

Getting back to .500 has been achieved. Now, the Miami Marlins (62-62) hope to comfortably go over with their next five games against teams in last place. Miami hosts the Texas Rangers (48-76), who sit 25 back in the American League West and have dropped seven of their last 10, for a two-game set. They avoided a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a ninth-inning rally on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Andrus, other high-profile players clear waivers

A selection of high profile players for the Texas Rangers have cleared revocable waivers as of Monday, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The list includes shortstop Elvis Andrus, infielder Adrian Beltre, outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and starting pitcher Yu Darvish. Previously, outfielder Alex Rios cleared waivers, but has had no takers. Relief pitcher Neal Cotts is on a waiver...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers stars Beltre, Darvish, clear waivers, can be traded

http://sports-kings.com/readingbetweentheseams/texas-rangers-stars-beltre-darvish-clear-waivers-can-be-traded/ Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
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Texas Rangers stars Beltre, Darvish, clear waivers, can be traded

Beltre and Darvish are unlikely to move Credit: AP/LM Otero The Texas Rangers are the worst team in baseball and their tragic number (that being their losses combined with wins by playoff-spot-holding teams) is a mere 14.  That means by the end of the week, they might be mathematically eliminated.  The Rangers were curiously quite at the trade deadline, with talented trade pieces...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers release Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena accepted a demotion to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the Rangers last month, but now Texas has released the veteran first baseman. Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games, but he hit just .136 in 18 games for the Rangers before the demotion and has hit a combined .196 with a .661 OPS in 267 games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Rangers release Carlos Pena

Getty Images The Texas Rangers have released first baseman Carlos Pena. About a month ago the Rangers sent a struggling Pena to Triple-A Round Rock after he produced just eight hits in 59 at-bats in 18 games. He had one home run and two RBI during his stay with the Rangers following injuries to Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland. Once in Round Rock, Pena hit .297/.350/.500 with four...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #122: Detour – Rangers 3, Angels 2

Welp, Huston Street was bound to blow a save sooner or later. He had been nearly infallible since the trade, but in this one, the Street… was closed. Scioscia probably should’ve gone with… a detour. This is probably a good time to mention that this post is being written while I watch CSI: Miami re-runs. Run Expectancy Rundown Kole Calhoun finally has a down game and look...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor league manager strips down at the plate during entertaining meltdown

Joe Mikulik is the manager for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Texas Rangers organization and he has a history of melting down during games which we’ll explore later. As for now, we’re here to discuss his most recent meltdown during that happened on Sunday when he argued a call at the plate in the Pelicans 9-1 loss to Salem. In protest of the call, Mikulik proceeded to argue...
Via No Guts, No Glory
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Joe Mikulik provides another memorable on-field tantrum

Joe Mikulik is a minor league treasure. He’s given us some of the best on-field meltdowns in the sport’s history. He’s thrown bases and covered home plate in dirt, tossed bats out of the dugout, and given bases to fans in the stands. The longtime manager for the Asheville Tourists (2000-2012) is now the skipper of the Texas Rangers’ Advanced Class A affiliate in Myrtle...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Manager Undresses At Home Plate In Epic Ejection Meltdown

Joe Mikulik is the manager for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Mikulik has a history of epic meltdowns (see here and here) but his latest temper tantrum might have been his most impressive yet. Not only does he protest using some meltdown classics – including kicking dirt on the plate and giving his own interpretation of the play in question –...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Minor league manager removes jersey, cleats during meltdown

Myrtle Beach Pelicans manager Joe Mikulik stripped down out of his cleats and jersey during a meltdown he suffered after being ejected in Sunday's Class A minor league baseball game against the Salem Red Sox.It happened in the top of the fifth inning as Pelicans runner Luis Mendez was tagged out at home plate during an inning-ending double play. Mikulik clearly did not like...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tepesch continues to cement Rangers rotation status

ARLINGTON, Texas - There looks to be one less spot available in the open auditions for the 2015 Texas Rangers rotation. Nick Tepesch's pitching has seen to that. Tepesch put together his fourth-consecutive solid start and kept the Rangers around long enough for them to rally for a 3-2 walkoff victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The right-hander pitched seven innings of two-run...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers rally for 2 runs in 9th, beat Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Adam Rosales and Mike Carp hit RBI singles in the ninth inning off Angels closer Huston Street, rallying the Texas Rangers over Los Angeles 3-2 Sunday. Texas had lost four in a row overall, and nine straight to the Angels. Los Angeles had won its last four games. Rosales drove in the winning run for the second time in six days. His fly ball over the head of...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miss Texas 'Bowls' First Pitch For Texas Rangers Game

Who cares? She's smoking hot. At least she didn't screw up on purpose like 50 Cent.via Cut4 Loading...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels drop Rangers, 5-4, for fourth win in a row

KEY MOMENT: The Rangers trimmed a 5-2 deficit to 5-4 in the seventh inning when Robinson Chirinos doubled off Mike Morin, Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch, Elvis Andrus singled off Jason Grilli to load the bases, and Alex Rios lined a two-run single to center. But Grilli got cleanup batter Adrian Beltre to ground out to second to end the inning. AT THE PLATE: Kole Calhoun hit a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shoemaker and the Angels roll past Texas; Tied for first place

After a hard-fought victory last night, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Texas Rangers squared off in the second game of the series, with the Halos only one game back from first place.Matt Shoemaker and Colby Lewis were the starters.The Angels got to Lewis early, as Albert Pujols gave the Halos a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, courtesy of a solo-homer to left field. In...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense can't dig Rangers out of early hole

ARLINGTON, Texas - Consistent pitching hasn't been the lone problem for the Texas Rangers during their summer swoon. An offense that's unable to pick up the pitchers has also plagued the Rangers. That was on display once again Saturday night as Colby Lewis was touched for five runs in the first four innings before settling down. And while the Rangers did rally to make things...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miss Texas throws out awful first pitch (Video)

Perhaps she thought it was bowling? On Friday night prior to the Texas Rangers game against the Los Angeles Angles, Miss Texas threw out one of the worst first pitches ever. Yea Monique Evans you should celebrate. You found a way to join the likes of 50 Cent and Carly Rae Jepsen! Your browser does not support iframes. Ole Tootin’ Ranger appeared to know this was going to be the...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miss Texas’ First Pitch At Rangers Game Just Missed The Plate (Video)

When Monique Evans stepped onto the field Friday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Texas Rangers-Los Angeles Angels game, it could have gone one of two ways. Evans, this year’s reigning “Miss Texas,” could have channeled her inner Chrissy Teigen and fired a strike to home plate, or she could have pulled a 50 Cent and missed the plate by about a mile....
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miss Texas’ First Pitch Makes 50 Cent Look Like Sandy Koufax

MLB Miss Texas Monique Evans continued the great American tradition of throwing out a first pitch. Unfortunately for Monique, her pitch missed the mark. Unfortunately for Monique, her pitch never quite got off the ground. Literally. She basically made 50 cent look like a world-class hurler. Your browser does not support iframes. Miss Texas, I like you and all and I totally dug your...
Via With Leather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miss Texas throws out very interesting first pitch

It’s possible that even 50 Cent has the 2014 “Miss Texas” beat in terms of quality ceremonial first pitches.  In the Lone Star State, known for flame throwing pitchers (Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Clayton Kershaw, Kerry Wood, and Josh Beckett to name a few), Monique Evans, the wearer of the crown and state’s representative for the Miss America pageant, is not exactly cut...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Washington expects Yu Darvish back in the Rangers’ rotation on August 25

Rangers manager Ron Washington expects starter Yu Darvish to rejoin the Rangers’ rotation when he’s first eligible on August 25, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Darvish went on the disabled list on Thursday retroactive to August 11 with inflammation in his right elbow. There was some concern that Darvish could miss the rest of the season, but it seems that Washington...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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