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5/24/2015 | Hamilton may cut into DeShields' playing time

Delino DeShields, who began the season as the Rangers' fifth outfielder, was in the starting lineup for the 13th straight game Sunday night.


5/24/2015 | Hamilton returns today, starts in left field

Rangers manager Jeff Banister has a plan ready for outfielder Josh Hamilton when he joins the team in Cleveland on Monday.


5/24/2015 | Rangers keep rolling, sweep reeling Yankees

Yovani Gallardo pitched six strong innings and Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer, leading the Rangers to a 5-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, completing a sweep of the three-game series.


5/24/2015 | Rangers ink Burton, assign him to Triple-A

The Rangers have signed right-handed reliever Jared Burton to a Minor League contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. He was released by the Yankees on May 16 after pitching in just four games at in the Minors.


5/24/2015 | Hamilton returns as Rangers face Indians

A week and a day after ending a three-game set in Texas, the Rangers come to Cleveland for another three-game series that will conclude their season series. Shaun Marcum (1-0, 2.31 ERA) will make his second start in the Majors since July 6, 2013. Phil Klein (1-0, 4.50 ERA) makes his second Major League start ever, after making his first in Boston on May 20.


5/23/2015 | Harrison sharp in extended spring start

As Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison approaches the one-year anniversary of his back surgery, the chances of him pitching in the big leagues again continues to grow. Harrison made his third start in extended spring camp Saturday in Arizona and pitched four scoreless innings.


5/23/2015 | Martinez escapes early trouble in solid outing

Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez went into Saturday's start against the Yankees having held opponents to a .122 batting average with runners in scoring position in his first eight starts. That was the second-lowest average by a qualifying pitcher in the AL. Martinez's ability to strand runners was significant early, even though the Rangers rolled to a 15-4 win at Yankee Stadium.


5/23/2015 | Rangers ride 10-run third to rout of Yankees

Shin Soo-Choo homered and drove in four runs as the Rangers enjoyed a 10-run third inning, sending CC Sabathia to the showers early in a 15-4 rout of the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.


5/23/2015 | Choo starts, finishes 10-run third

Shin-Soo Choo had his first four-RBI game of the season Saturday afternoon and only his second in the past four years. He did it all in one inning with a run-scoring single and a three-run home run. Those were two of the big hits in a 10-run inning that helped carry the Rangers to a 15-4 victory over the Yankees.


5/23/2015 | Gallardo, Rangers eye sweep of Capuano, Yanks

The first two months of the season could have gone better for both Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano and Rangers right-hander Yovani Gallardo. They will both try to get headed in the right direction when they face off Sunday night in the Bronx as Texas tries to complete a three-game sweep.


5/23/2015 | Holland likely out until well after All-Star break

Rangers left-hander Derek Holland, on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his left shoulder, is expected to begin a throwing program in the next "several" days, but it could be two to three more weeks before he is ready to throw off a mound.


5/23/2015 | Field enjoying first everyday role in Majors

Thomas Field was given the day off Saturday with it being a day game after a night game. That was a role reversal for the Rangers' second baseman. "I have always been the guy in the day game giving guys a breather," Field said.


5/22/2015 | Ohlendorf relishes first career save

The Rangers' bullpen by committee also includes the closer du jour. So far, Neftali Feliz hasn't been on the menu since his last blown save. Ross Ohlendorf was given the assignment Friday night and earned his first career save in a 10-9 win over the Yankees.


5/22/2015 | Prince delivers first two-HR game with Texas

Prince Fielder, once one of the premier home run hitters, did something Friday night that he hasn't done in over two years. He went deep not once but twice, helping the Rangers hold off the Yankees, 10-9, at Yankee Stadium.


5/22/2015 | CC out to keep rolling vs. Martinez, Texas

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been much better in May than he was in April. For Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez, the opposite has been true. He was terrific in April, but not quite as good in May. The two face off when the Yankees host the Rangers on Saturday afternoon.


5/22/2015 | DeShields supplants Choo atop order

Delino DeShields is now the Rangers' leadoff hitter. The question is if he'll still be in that role when the Rangers activate Josh Hamilton off the disabled list Monday.


5/22/2015 | Rangers call up outfielder, but not Hamilton

The Rangers had a need for an outfielder Friday, but decided the time was still not right to bring Josh Hamilton to the big leagues. Instead, the Rangers called up Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock when they put outfielder Kyle Blanks on the disabled list with a pilonidal cyst.


5/22/2015 | Texas parts ways with righty reliever Fujikawa

The Rangers have released right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. Fujikawa, 34, was designated for assignment on Sunday after allowing three earned runs in 1 2/3 innings over two relief appearances.


5/20/2015 | Pen pals: Relievers deliver in clutch situations

Shawn Tolleson got his wish. The Rangers took a one-run lead going into the bottom of the ninth Wednesday night at Fenway Park for the first time in his Major League career.


5/20/2015 | Spot on: Klein gets win in first big league start

The Rangers were hoping to get five innings out of starter Phil Klein on Wednesday night. That's the most they have been getting from their other starters lately.


5/20/2015 | Chirinos' homer helps Rangers edge Red Sox

Phil Klein earned his first Major League win as a starter and Robinson Chirinos crushed a solo home run that provided the scoring difference as the Rangers edged out a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.


5/20/2015 | Buchholz aims to replicate gem in finale vs. Rangers

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was outstanding in his Friday start against the Mariners, allowing one run in eight innings while striking out 11.


5/20/2015 | Tolleson has aspirations to be Rangers' closer

Rangers pitcher Shawn Tolleson was a closer during his Minor League days with the Dodgers. The right-hander must have been good at it, because he had a 1.34 ERA in 107 games, opponents had a .194 batting average and he had 49 saves.


5/20/2015 | Hamilton could be activated for Monday's game

Josh Hamilton has finished the Double-A Frisco portion of his rehab work. The countdown is now down to three days with Triple-A Round Rock before possibly being activated on Monday in Cleveland.


5/20/2015 | Peguero DFA'd as Klein tabbed for Texas start

The Rangers have designated Carlos Peguero for assignment to make room for pitcher Phil Klein, who was called up on Wednesday to start against the Red Sox. The move clears the way for Josh Hamilton to take over in left field as early as Monday in Cleveland.




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