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  1. Will Rangers lose Beltre?

    AJ Mass

    Manager Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers started Adrian Beltre as his designated hitter on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox in order to give him a day off from playing the field. Unfortunately, the move didn't prevent Beltre from having to...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. When will Fowler play again?

    AJ Mass

    After three consecutive two-hit games to start the season, Houston Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has been out of action ever since due to a stomach virus that has left him ten pounds lighter and unable to eat. In the outfielder's absence, manage...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Position battle: Red Sox CF

    AJ Mass

    Manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox will have to make a decision very soon as to who will be starting the season as his everyday center fielder, and with Jacoby Ellsbury now wearing pinstripes, the options have winnowed their way down to just ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. How will Rangers replace Profar?

    AJ Mass

    According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Texas Rangers are casting a wide net in terms of trying to find a replacement for injured second baseman Jurickson Profar. "The Rangers are scouting the Cubs, who have extra infielders in Darwin Barney and D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. Who pitches for Rangers on Opening Day?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that he had "moderate concern" that pitcher Yu Darvish would not be able to take the mound on March 31 for the team's season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Apparently, that concern ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. Opening Day questions at second base

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, the Texas Rangers got some more bad news when they learned that Jurickson Profar would be out of action for 10-12 weeks as a result of a slight muscle tear in his right shoulder. The team likely will end up deciding between either Josh Wil...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Rangers lineup questions mount

    AJ Mass

    (UPDATE: Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram now reports that Geovany Soto will be "out 10-12 weeks with a torn lateral meniscus. Surgery likely Wednesday.") Another day, another injury for the Texas Rangers as starting second baseman Juri...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  8. Demotion looming for Feliz

    AJ Mass

    Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Rangers have made some decisions regarding the makeup of the pitching staff for 2014. As a result, there's a good chance that Neftali Feliz, who had been under consideration to be the team'...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  9. Andrus injury cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that shortstop Elvis Andrus "again felt tightness in his right elbow" on Monday, fueling worry that he may not be able to start the season in the Texas Rangers lineup. "Andrus, who felt similar d...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  10. Lewis running out of time

    AJ Mass

    On March 3, Colby Lewis failed to get out of the first inning of his spring start against the Cleveland Indians. On Saturday, Lewis again floundered. He allowed six runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings to the Oakland Athletics, walking three and hittin...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  11. Position battle: Rangers closer

    AJ Mass

    Last season, Joe Nathan saved 43 games for the Texas Rangers. This season, he won't save any, as the reliever opted for free agency and will now be closing out victories for the Detroit Tigers. That leaves manager Ron Washington with a problem that n...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  12. Blue Jays to drop out of Santana chase?

    AJ Mass

    According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, you can cross the Toronto Blue Jays off the list of teams interested in the services of free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana, even though the Blue Jays appear to have two spots up for grabs in their 2014 rotation....

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  13. Should Rangers worry about Ogando?

    AJ Mass

    The Texas Rangers can ill afford any more bad news from their pitching staff this spring. Already they've lost Matt Harrison for a few weeks to a bad back and Derek Holland to a knee injury. Meanwhile, Colby Lewis is doing his best to make it all the...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  14. Texas still looking for SP

    AJ Mass

    As the Texas Rangers continue to try and explore potential replacement options for injured pitcher Matt Harrison, the team took a look at free agent left-hander Joe Saunders on Wednesday, inviting him to work out at their Arizona facility. As Eva...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  15. Tuesday Roundup: Close call for closer

    AJ Mass

    The St. Louis Cardinals are breathing a bit easier this afternoon after a scare involving their young closer Trevor Rosenthal. Derrick Goold reported on Tuesday that Rosenthal left the field with a trainer in the middle of a live batting practice ses...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  16. Rangers need to start season strong

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, The Texas Rangers and Ron Washington agreed to a one-year contract extension which prevents the manager from entering the 2014 season as a "lame duck." However, that doesn't mean Washington couldn't be let go if the Rangers get off to a sl...

    Blog | February 25, 2014