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Derek Holland: “I feel like I’m ready”

The Texas Rangers have listed TBA as their starting pitcher for Sunday against Kansas City, though right-hander Miles Mikolas is the front-runner to get the start on normal rest. They will also need a starter at some point during the three-game series at Seattle next week, Tuesday if Mikolas and Nick Martinez stay on schedule. It’s possible that the Rangers could dip into the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Holland making slow progress on return to Texas Rangers

Left-hander Derek Holland, recovering from off-season micro-fracture surgery on the left knee, pitched into the sixth inning of an injury-rehabilitation start with Triple-A Round Rock against Tacoma of the Seattle organization on Tuesday night. Ron Washington might order no full swings from Nick Martinez to avoid injury in Miami Ron Washington: 'I'm backing off' idea...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Not so fast: Darvish's return uncertain

When Rangers SP Yu Darvish was placed on the DL last week, the team sounded pretty sure that he'd come back on August 25, when eligible. Now, they're not nearly as sure when their ace will return. Manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that he's "not really thinking about the 25th" for Darvish, who hasn't thrown since August 9. Washington added: "I don...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days 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
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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arencibia becomes 3rd Rangers position player to pitch

J.P. Arencibia became the third (!!!!!) position player to take the hill for the Texas Rangers this year, following in the footsteps of Mitch Moreland fellow backstop Chris Gimenez. And boy, it was bizarre. . It’s worth noting that Gimenez was designated for assignment by the Rangers and assigned to AAA, while Moreland is on the 60-day DL following ankle surgery. That’s not...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Astros mascot attempts to heckle Rangers player but gets hit in crotch instead

Lessons were learned when Houston Astros mascot, Orbit, was up to his usual heckling in Saturday night's intrastate matchup. But Texas Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia was not down with being bullied, and Orbit ended up getting hit in the crotch instead. As Arencibia entered the on-deck circle in the fourth inning of the game, Orbit attempted to get him rattled from...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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