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  1. Buzz: All pitchers ready to go, minus Yu

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't planning on having a quick hook for 22-year-old starter Martin Perez in Monday's American League wild-card tiebreaker game. But he has plenty of arms to turn to if needed. Washington said...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  2. Buzz: Rangers mum on anything past Sunday

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers aren't revealing anything about what could happen after Sunday in a wild-card play-in game or wild-card game. Nothing about Nelson Cruz, who wasn't in the Rangers' clubhouse Sunday morning. Nothing about Monday's po...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  3. Buzz: Rangers had no issues with baseballs

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tanner Scheppers pitched at the toughest point of Friday's 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, having to get out Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton in the inning after the Rangers had taken the lead. He had no issues with the ba...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  4. Buzz: Experience invaluable for Profar

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jurickson Profar has said many times during this season that it's been nothing but a positive experience being in the big leagues all season, as opposed to getting everyday at-bats in Triple-A. His manager, Ron Washington, has ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Buzz: Wash doesn't see joy in Arlington

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington refused to lament his club's situation Wednesday, still stuck behind Tampa Bay and Cleveland in the American League wild-card race. He wants the fans to be excited, to enjoy these last five games....

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. Buzz: Soto is catching Darvish, and that's it

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Geovany Soto is catching Yu Darvish again Tuesday night. It's an opportunity for Soto to catch a game. "Anything else I say, I'm going to lead down a path I don't want to go," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Leave it ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  8. Buzz: Healthy Ogando back on track

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The days of the Rangers waiting to announce their fifth starter are long gone. They can't wait for a healthy Alexi Ogando to pitch again Friday. Ogando averaged 95 mph on his fastball and allowed two hits in seven scoreless ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  9. Buzz: For Beltre, September 'an adventure'

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre summed up his September to this point with two words Sunday. "An adventure," Beltre said. The man who carried the Rangers for long stages this season is batting .253 for the final month with tw...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  10. Buzz: Perez expects to make next start

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Martin Perez had no swelling in his left forearm after getting hit by a line drive Friday night, allowing the Rangers to breathe a huge sigh of relief. The 22-year-old Perez said he didn't feel any pain when liftin...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  11. Buzz: Pierzynski, Soto stopping running game

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Catcher A.J. Pierzynski says there is one reason he has thrown out 16 of the past 39 baserunners who have tried to steal a base on him. "Hector Ortiz," Pierzynski said. There you go. The Rangers' minor league catching instru...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Buzz: Nathan pitches, nears player option

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joe Nathan can't remember the last time he went eight days without throwing. Maybe never since he became a closer. So he was more than happy to be back on the mound in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 7-1 victory over Tampa Ba...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  14. Buzz: Cruz keeps working in Arizona

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Suspended outfielder Nelson Cruz continues to work out in Surprise, Ariz., at instructional leagues as the Rangers desperately miss his bat. Whether he'll play again for the Rangers -- if they make the playoffs -- has still...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  15. Buzz: Magadan keeping faith in hitters

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan offered his take on the Rangers scoring some early runs some time soon, like starting Monday night. "I'm in favor of it," Magadan said. "I'm not against it." The Rangers just completed ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  16. Buzz: Aftermatch of Rios' ejection, blown call

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers are hopeful there won't be any further repercussions for Alex Rios after Friday's ejection when it appeared he made some contact with third base umpire Andy Fletcher. Rios was upset that he was called out by Fletche...

    Blog | September 14, 2013