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  1. Smolinski becomes 23rd Ranger on DL this year

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers put outfielder Jake Smolinski on the disabled list retroactive to July 22 to make room for the activation of tonight's starting pitcher, the well-traveled 32-year-old Jerome Williams. Smolinski suffered a bone...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Trade deadline objectives: AL Central

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers have the biggest lead of all six division leaders and are the heavy favorites to not only win the American League Central but also be the first team to clinch their division. The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals are both...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  3. Extra Bases: Tough test for struggling bats

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers come into this three-game series against the Athletics struggling at the plate. In the just-completed seven-game road trip, Elvis Andrus, (6-for-30), Adrian Beltre (5-for-29) and Shin-Soo Choo (5-for-24) failed to produce on a ...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  4. Thumb sapping Josh Hamilton's power

    Kenton Wong

    Juan DeLeon/Icon SMIJosh Hamilton has struggled to hit for power since returning from a thumb injury. The Los Angeles Angels have gone 15-6 since the start of July. A big reason for the surge has been their offense, which has scored 114 runs since ...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  5. W2W4: Rangers vs. Athletics

    Calvin Watkins

    The slumping Texas Rangers (40-62) on Friday host the Oakland A's (63-38), who boast the best record in baseball and have scored a league-high 509 runs. Here's a preview: What's up with the Rangers?: Well, the same old business lately: Losing. ...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  6. Yanks might be strongest of the weak

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees might not be good, but they might be good enough. The beat-up Yankees (53-48) are piecing it together a week into the second half, and it is paying off. They entered Thursday night's Baltimore-Seattle game tied for the AL'...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. GM Andy Milovich of Myrtle Beach Pelicans hopes in-game prostate ...

    Darren Rovell

    Staying true to his word, a minor league general manager got a prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during a seventh-inning stretch on Thursday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  8. Detroit Tigers' Dave Dombrowski says Joakim Soria trade 'a necess...

    The Detroit Tigers had seen enough from their shaky bullpen to know something had to be done. So the American League Central leaders acquired right-hander Joakim Soria.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  9. Athletics-Rangers Preview

    Athletics-Rangers Preview

    Preview | July 24, 2014
  10. Trade deadline objectives: AL West

    Jim Bowden

    The American League West has been the busiest of the six divisions so far, with the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels making the biggest trades thus far in July. The Athletics started the fireworks back on July 4, when they acquired both Jeff ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. Contact rate hints at fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    Many fantasy owners pay attention only to the offensive statistics that directly affect them, from home runs to stolen bases, but analytical folks look at far more items that matter, one of them being contact rate. When a hitter makes contact, good t...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  12. Feliz to take over in Texas?

    AJ Mass

    The Texas Rangers traded away closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects, both of whom are expected to be assigned to the minors. For now, the move leaves a huge void in the bullpen where Soria...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  13. Neftali Feliz of Texas Rangers in closer role Thursday

    Calvin Watkins

    At least for one day, the Texas Rangers have anointed Neftali Feliz as their closer.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  14. Gardner a steal for Yankees

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- There was plenty of head-scratching when the New York Yankees signed Brett Gardner to a four-year, $52 million contract extension back in February, just a couple months after they had signed Jacoby Ellsbury for the next seven years at $15...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  15. New closer could be the old one

    Calvin Watkins

    NEW YORK -- Joakim Soria is gone. Soria, the Texas Rangers' closer, was traded Wednesday night to the Detroit Tigers for two pitching prospects expected to make a big-league roster soon. With Soria now becoming a setup man in Detroit, manager ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  16. Rain-delay issues upset Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers were irritated with Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. A tremendous downpour forced the Rangers-Yankees game to be called after a 1-hour, 49-minute rain delay that had all sorts of problems. "It doesn't seem right,...

    Blog | July 23, 2014