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Rangers' Hamilton eager to return; says he's 'good to go'

BALTIMORE (AP) Josh Hamilton says he's ''good to go'' and expects to be activated from the disabled list by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Hamilton has been on the DL since June 4 with a strained left hamstring. The outfielder was with the Rangers on Monday, but was told he was sitting out the opener of a four-game series against the Orioles. Hamilton says the team wanted to give...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings: June 29th

Happy Monday, sports fans! Lots of changes in my power rankings this week, but sadly no big jumps. Only nine teams had no movement this week, four of which are the top four (which doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon). When I said there were no big jumps, I meant it! In fact, only one team moved more than four spots. The Texas Rangers dropped five spots this week after defying...
Via Baseball Essential
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Texas Rangers have been all over the map this season. A questionable start in April, to a white-hot May, and now an abysmal stretch in June, the Rangers have been the definition of inconsistent. It seems impossible to know this team’s true identity. The Good Adrian Beltre Texas has shown signs of being a top team in baseball. Before Tuesday’s loss to Oakland, the Rangers...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Becoming Competitors Once Again?

For two years the Texas Rangers were the toast of the American League as they represented the AL in the World Series for two consecutive years. via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ Yovani Gallardo continues dominance on the mound

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon and has now thrown a career-best 23 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. Gallardo was dominant on the mound Saturday as he allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out four batters. It was the third consecutive start in which he did not allow...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo to get first career start in center field

The Texas Rangers are in the midst of a slump, and they are trying to do whatever they can to fix it. Manager Jeff Banister has led the team to a 37-37 season, five games back from the first place Houston Astros. Players are slumping and in their last 10 games the team is just 3-7. Banister has decided to give slumping players time off to take a breath and reanalyze things, thus...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Slugger Prince Fielder Hits Career Home Run No. 300 Against Toronto

Prince Fielder has been bashing home runs for a long time. Friday heading in to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays it has been some time since the last time he went yard so he made up for it by smacking one out of the park in the first inning to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. This wasn't just any home run though. It was career jack No. 300 for the big man.Alas it was in a losing...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder and his father join prolific club

When Prince Fielder of the Texas Rangers hit a home run on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, it was monumental for a couple of reasons. First, it was his 300th career homer, a number that only 137 other players in Major League history have accomplished before him. Second, the home run pushed him and his father, Cecil Fielder, into a group of legends. They became just the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder trips over first base in latest base path misadventure (video)

Prince Fielder isn’t the most svelte baseball player — not that there’s anything wrong with that — which in turn means he isn’t the most agile nor is he the most fleet of foot. But in the past week or so, he has stumbled through two bouts of comical baserunning misadventures. The most recent one,...Read More The post Prince Fielder trips over first base in latest base...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder trips over first base bag (Video)

Prince Fielder tripped over the first base bag while hustling down the line to beat the throw on a groundout to the pitcher in the seventh inning of Thursday's game against Oakland. Prince Fielder takes a spill running across the first base bag. #Athletics #Rangers http://t.co/KyKvQlHfw2— Fairweather Marvin (@MAD_Marvin) June 25, 2015Things are always interesting when Fielder...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't be alarmed by that cheetah in the Rangers' dugout

Thursday marks the Texas Rangers' Wildlife Education Day in Arlington and perhaps the first time a cheetah has stepped foot (paw) inside a MLB dugout. Oakland A's pitcher Drew Pomeranz was... surprised: Said A's third baseman Brett Lawrie, "Your average cheetah at the ball park." Said* all-time stolen bases champ and former Athletic Rickey Henderson of the blazing fast cat: "Rickey...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies, Rangers having 'ongoing dialogue' on Hamels

  Cole Hamels has been the most talked-about trade chip in Major League Baseball over the last few months, and it sounds like those talks are about to heat up again.   FOX Sports MLB reporter Jon Morosi reported Tuesday afternoon that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are having “ongoing dialogue” about a trade for the Phillies ace. Citing sources, Morosi...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harrison Fights his way Back After Career Threatening Surgery

ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 08: Matt Harrison #54 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Matt Harrison could’ve walked away from the game of baseball and no one would have questioned him. He could have called it quits and announced...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers survive intimidating road trip

The Texas Rangers wrapped up their brief five-game road trip this afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. Although brief in duration, the Rangers had many challenges to overcome in order to consider their time away from home a success. Clayton Kershaw lost his first career start against Texas No better way to start a road trip than to face the reigning Cy Young/MVP Clayton Kershaw...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Beltre looking for new grip to combat thumb injury

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is still on the disabled list, sidelined with a sprained left thumb. He told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday that he's still having a bit of a tough time finding a way to swing the bat pain-free, as that thumb is still being quite a pest: "It’s progressing little by little. I have to find a way to swing. I’m searching...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Texas Rangers have all the pieces to make the playoffs?

The Texas Ranger never ever quit! Down 1-0 in the top of the ninth Friday night with the Chicago White Sox’s closer, David Robertson, on the mound the Rangers managed to rally and scored two runs via a Mitch Moreland single with two outs and the bases loaded. The team continues to win without Adrian Beltre, Josh Hamilton, Matt Harrison, Martin Perez, Derek Holland, and Neftali...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo talks strikeouts and swinging for power

It’s only been 35 major-league plate appearances, but Joey Gallo has already made quite the impression. The ball doesn’t fly off the bat any faster than it does off his, and he’s also second in the big leagues in three-true-outcome percentage (K%+BB%+HR%) — he’s a slugger’s slugger. He’s also second in the big leagues in […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo arrives in Texas

With Adrian Beltre set to miss the next few weeks with a thumb injury, the Texas Rangers did something a little unexpected. To fill Beltre’s void, they called up top prospect Joey Gallo from Double-A, who ranked 16th on our top-200 list heading into the season. Gallo made his big-league debut last night, and went 3-for-4 […]
Via Fangraphs
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Gallo homers in first career game

Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo made his major league debut on Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox, and after a two-run single in his first at bat in the first inning, Gallo absolutely obliterated a pitch from Jeff Samardzija in his second at bat in the third inning. Well…the power has translated to the major league level. Will he be able to make consistent enough...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton comeback could be best MLB story of 2015

To say Josh Hamilton’s career has been full of up and downs is a dramatic understatement. We all know the story now – Hamilton, a former first overall pick with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays who’s supreme talent was derailed by crippling addiction. He rose above his troubles to become one of the games most feared hitters with the Texas Rangers, where he was the AL MVP in 2010...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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