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  1. Rangers designate Baker for assignment

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers designated infielder Jeff Baker for assignment Wednesday, clearing the way for right-handed pitcher Matt West to pitch in the Arizona Fall League. West, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, had to be activate...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  2. Buzz: Perez would get tiebreaker game

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers are in a position, with the American League wild card race so tightly bunched, that they could have to play a tiebreaker game against either Cleveland or Tampa Bay next week with the winner getting into the wild card g...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  3. Lineups: Jeff Baker gets the call at DH

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jeff Baker is in the lineup as the designated hitter for Wednesday's game against Houston and Mitch Moreland is sticking at first base with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the Astros. Here are Wednesday's starting l...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Buzz: Wash on Wednesday's loss, Profar

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers were back in win mode before Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, bouncing around the clubhouse with country star Luke Bryan's song "Crash My Party" blaring on the sound system. Manager Ron Washington ad...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  5. Lineups: Stacked with righties vs. Moore

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers have loaded up their lineup with right-handed hitters to face Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore with Jeff Baker starting as the designated hitter, Geovany Soto at catcher, Craig Gentry in center field and Joey Butler in l...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. September's downward spiral continues

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are running out of games to stop what they've started since the calendar hit September: A 2-7 record for the month. A 3-8 mark if you go back to Aug. 30. And four consecutive series losses after Tuesday's 5-4 ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 5, Rangers 4

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- This time Martin Perez didn't stop a Rangers losing streak. The left-hander lasted only five innings, and the offense again didn't do enough in a 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Almost in the 9th: The Range...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 11, White Sox 5

    Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers finally broke out the long ball -- with authority -- in an 11-5 shellacking of the Chicago White Sox on Friday night in the Windy City. AL West lead expands: The Rangers have a 3½-game lead on Oakland after ending Chicago'...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  9. Buzz: Baker, Gentry ready for run of lefties

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers began a stretch of five straight games against left-handed starters on Wednesday with the Houston Astros' Erik Bedard. That means Jeff Baker and Craig Gentry will start and Mitch Moreland and David Murphy will c...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. Buzz: Ross struggles to regain form

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers reliever Robbie Ross keeps working to get back to where to he was before the All-Star break. It's been a difficult journey. Ross allowed another inherited runner to score on Sunday, the go-ahead run in the top of the...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. Buzz: Bench production keys rise to first

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' consistent bench production hasn't been lost on manager Ron Washington, who has used platoons and pinch hitters more than ever this season, his seventh in Texas. "We haven't had this bench since we've been h...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  12. Buzz: Profar helping veterans stay fresh

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- Jurickson Profar made an impact play at shortstop and broke the game open at the plate in the Rangers' 6-1 victory over Houston on Sunday. The 20-year-old infielder may be having a larger effect for the Rangers, more than what you see o...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  13. Lineups: Profar at 2B; Kinsler is DH

    Todd Wills

    HOUSTON -- Jurickson Profar's moves again around the infield to second base on Monday afternoon with Ian Kinsler getting the start at designated hitter. Jeff Baker gets another start at first base. Here are Monday's lineups: RANGERS CF Leonys ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  14. Buzz: Rangers looking like Chicago South

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A.J. Pierzynski. Matt Garza. Geovany Soto. Jeff Baker. Neal Cotts. Who knows, maybe Alex Rios someday soon. The Chicago Cubs and White Sox have banded together to take over the Rangers, right? "Wait, let's separate it," P...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  15. Rangers' players thrilled with Garza deal

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' newest pitcher, Matt Garza, received rave reviews from his soon-to-be teammates after Monday's 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Some of them have played with him before, such as utilityman Jeff Baker, G...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  16. Ron Washington to Gary Pettis: 'Trust yourself'

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Hitters have slumps. Pitchers do, too. And so do third-base coaches. Texas Rangers third-base coach Gary Pettis had a tough weekend, capped on Sunday by a second out in three games made between third base and home plate. The Ra...

    Blog | July 22, 2013