3/7/2014 | Filling out back end of rotation is key for Rangers
The Rangers are at about the halfway point of Spring Training. They have not reached that mark at full gallop. A team that spent the winter focusing on improving its offense has had to abruptly shift focus back toward the pitching staff.
3/7/2014 | Perez strong outside of homer in Rangers' loss
Martin Perez allowed a two-run homer in the first before settling down, but the Rangers lost to the Dodgers, 2-1, on Friday at Camelback Ranch.
3/7/2014 | Harrison nearing return to game action
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison, who was set back early in camp because of some back issues, is getting closer to pitching in a game. Harrison threw 12 minutes of batting practice on Friday without any issues.
3/7/2014 | Saunders looks good in 'B' game for Rangers
Joe Saunders pitched two scoreless innings in a "B" game against the Royals on Friday, just three days after the Rangers signed him to a contract.
3/7/2014 | E. Beltre sidelined by shin splints
Outfielder Engel Beltre is out of options, meaning he has to make the Rangers out of Spring Training or be exposed to outright waivers. Now he is dealing with shin splints and was unable to play in the Cactus League game on Friday for the second straight day.
3/7/2014 | Rangers to take look at catcher Cantwell in camp
The Rangers added Minor League catcher Pat Cantwell to their Spring Training roster Friday and will take a look at him over the final three weeks in camp.
3/6/2014 | Profar's grand slam highlights rout of San Diego
Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar smacked a first-pitch Dennis O'Grady fastball into the right-field grass lawn for a grand slam as Texas scored six times in the sixth and downed the Padres, 8-4, Thursday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/6/2014 | Contreras determined to recapture old magic
Rangers veteran Jose Contreras is in his 40s, said he feels like he's in his 20s, and he is determined to recapture the magic that made him a big league star in his 30s.
3/6/2014 | Washington: Closer race is still wide open
Rangers manager Ron Washington was asked about his team's closer's job and the manager did not mince words. The competition between Neftali Feliz, Joakim Soria, and Tanner Scheppers for the position continued on Thursday against the Padres.
3/6/2014 | Soto expects to be ready to play March 15
Injured catcher Geovany Soto will take batting practice with the team on Friday and expects to be ready to play in a game on March 15.
3/6/2014 | Rangers expect Ogando to crack starting rotation
The Rangers know where they want Alexi Ogando to pitch but where the right-hander starts the season is ultimately up to him. Ogando is being geared up for the starting rotation.
3/6/2014 | Lewis leads by example, and Rangers love him for it
Let's be clear about the relationship between Colby Lewis and the Texas Rangers. They love the guy. Lewis, veteran of 113 career starts for Texas, is in camp on a Minor League deal, hoping to make the club after missing all of 2013 recovering from elbow and hip surgeries.
3/5/2014 | Hanson yields just two runs in Cactus League debut
Tommy Hanson took his first step Wednesday auditioning for a role in the Rangers' rotation, turning in a steady performance as he allowed two runs on five hits over three innings in his club debut against the Rockies.
3/5/2014 | Arm feeling OK, Andrus returns to lineup
The Rangers didn't plan on Elvis Andrus returning to action until Thursday or Friday, but after the shortstop approached manager Ron Washington and told him that he was ready to go, the club scrapped that plan and penciled him into the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.
3/5/2014 | Prince goes 1-for-2, picks up RBI in loss to Rockies
A pair of pitchers vying for rotation spots this spring squared off against each other Wednesday at Surprise Stadium, with both Rangers right-hander Tommy Hanson and Rockies lefty Franklin Morales starting off shaky before settling down later in their outings.
3/5/2014 | Mikolas' elbow better, hopes to make debut soon
Miles Mikolas wants to make a strong impression on his new team this spring, but his elbow hasn't been cooperative thus far.
3/5/2014 | Harrison feels good after first bullpen session
Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison threw 38 pitches in his first bullpen session on Wednesday since being shut down at the beginning of camp with back and neck stiffness.
3/5/2014 | Saunders brings durability to Rangers' rotation
Hoping to stabilize some of the uncertainty surrounding the back end of the Rangers' rotation this spring, the club added another veteran arm Wednesday to its pool of starting pitcher candidates as Texas announced the signing of free-agent left-hander Joe Saunders to a one-year Major League contract.
3/4/2014 | Darvish looking for new ways to reel in Trout
There aren't many hitters who can say they have Yu Darvish's number, but Angels center fielder Mike Trout is one of them. The two met for the first time in 2014 on Tuesday. Darvish says he has a few tricks up his sleeve, but he isn't tipping his hand.
3/4/2014 | Rangers linked to veteran lefty Saunders
The Rangers have reportedly agreed to a Major League contract with nine-year veteran pitcher Joe Saunders, who posted an 11-16 record and 5.26 ERA last season with the Mariners.
3/4/2014 | Call upheld on replay after challenge by Rangers
Rangers manager Ron Washington challenged a stolen base in Tuesday's game against the Angels, only to have the call upheld.
3/4/2014 | Rios excited to go in full with Rangers
Alex Rios has been around baseball for a long time -- 10 years in the Majors to be exact. So when the 33-year-old right fielder was dealt to the Rangers last August, he knew exactly what to expect and didn't miss a beat.
3/4/2014 | Could Russell Wilson become 'Russell'?
Essentially, Russell Wilson said this week in Surprise, Ariz., where he exchanged his helmet and shoulder pads of the Seattle Seahawks for the cap and sanitary hose of the Texas Rangers, that he wouldn't mind becoming "Russell" someday, as in "Deion" and "Bo."
3/4/2014 | Darvish goes three innings against Angels
Rangers ace Yu Darvish gave up two runs in three innings and 22-year-old Tyler Skaggs, vying for the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation, struggled in his third and final inning of the Angels' 7-4 win at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Tuesday.
3/4/2014 | Rangers respond to Kinsler's comments
Texas general manager Jon Daniels addressed Ian Kinsler's recent comments in an 'ESPN the Magazine' article, calling them "simply not accurate" and reaffirming his belief that the Rangers organization has always handled its business professionally.
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