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  1. Gallo's big blast starts Double-A tenure

    Richard Durrett

    FRISCO, Texas -- Texas Rangers third base prospect Joey Gallo is just 20 and has exactly one Double-A game under his belt, and already the exploits and expectations when it comes to his big bat are spreading like, well, injuries in Arlington. OK, ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Joey Gallo, 'Chi Chi' Gonzalez promoted to AA

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The big bat of Joey Gallo is getting closer to Globe Life Park in Arlington. The 20-year-old power hitter was promoted to Double-A Frisco on Sunday along with right-handed pitcher Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez. Gallo, 20, has 21 hom...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  3. Cramping Cruz gives old team a jolt

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz nearly didn't take his scheduled at-bat in the eighth inning. His said his legs were cramping starting in the fourth inning, and manager Buck Showalter briefly considered pinch hitting for him. But Cruz decided to m...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Orioles 8, Rangers 3

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Tuesday. Some quick thoughts: How it happened: The Orioles scored six runs in the eighth inning, three of them off the bat of Nelson Cruz, to break open a tie game and get...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  5. Moreland tries to make most of big chance

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers need a left-handed hitting power bat in the middle of their lineup. They've needed this key ingredient to a productive offense since Josh Hamilton exited for the Los Angeles Angels following the 2012 season. It was the reason the...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. Extra Bases: Stay aggressive on bases

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- With a lineup void of Prince Fielder's big bat and struggling to hit the long ball, it becomes even more incumbent on the group still healthy to manufacture runs however possible. That means staying aggressive and trying to get into sc...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  7. Infield plans from Fielder trade on hold

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- On one Thursday afternoon, the entire Texas Rangers offseason plan for the right side of the infield in 2014 disappeared. Trading for Prince Fielder a week before Thanksgiving was more than just adding a left-handed power bat to the mi...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. Bats waste solid Yu Darvish start (again)

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers can't afford to lose Yu Darvish starts. Not when he's the only pitcher still in this rotation who was penciled into it before the injury plague began to decimate the staff just prior to spring training. And ce...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  9. It's up to the bats if Rangers are to hang in

    Richard Durrett

    Let's be honest: This injury news makes expecting a run at the AL West title, let alone the wild card, pretty unlikely for the Texas Rangers. But that's not a good enough reason to surrender the season and move on, either. After all, teams have ma...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  10. Team needs a spark, but who provides it?

    Richard Durrett

    If ever there was a place to get the bats going and build off a winning series in Anaheim, it should have been the thin air of the Mile High City, right? Yes, the Colorado Rockies have been an early-season surprise in the National League. But Coor...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  11. Extra Bases: When to worry about Fielder?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder passed the 100th at-bat -- and the 120th plate appearance -- plateau on Wednesday night, just as April ended. What's the significance of that? Maybe nothing. But players and coaches u...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  12. Ugly series has Rangers ready to move on

    Richard Durrett

    There was no blame game after the Oakland A's completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 12-1 clocking on Wednesday. How can you point fingers when every facet of the game breaks down? The Rangers didn't swing the bats well on Wednes...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  13. Extra Bases: Fielder, Andrus still struggling

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Prince Fielder's April struggles have garnered most of the headlines, and that makes sense. He was the left-handed power bat the Texas Rangers traded an All-Star second baseman to acquire this offseason, and he hasn't produced. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. Injuries: Profar to start throwing in a week

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar was cleared to swing a bat immediately and will start throwing in a week after an MRI showed a muscle in his shoulder has healed. Profar is on the 60-day disabled list and can't be a...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  15. Two-strike approach helping Rangers' bats

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Despite just two runs scored Sunday, the Texas Rangers' offense came alive during this recent 10-game homestand. They scored in various ways, something manager Ron Washington has preached. He wants a versatile offense that can cas...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  16. Extra Bases: Bats aren't making any noise

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers, poised before the season to be a run-scoring machine, can't seem to find any offense these days. On Monday, against a Seattle Mariners team that came into the game riding a 17-inning scoreless stretch itself, th...

    Blog | April 15, 2014