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  1. Will Rangers stick with Mitch Moreland?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Texas Rangers have certainly tried to fill first base from within -- Chris Davis (now in Baltimore), Justin Smoak (now in Seattle) and Mitch Moreland (still in Texas, but...). Something happens to these guys once they face big-league pitching ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  2. Lineup: Chris Davis back at 3B

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young might have moved back to designated hitter anyway Thursday night as the Rangers try to even the four-game series with the Minnesota Twins and squeak out a winning record on the seven-game homestand. But his fielding ...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  3. Surprise six: Friday's camp recap

    Jeff Caplan

    PHOENIX -- Asked if he threw curveballs that A's hitters smashed for a double off the wall and a home run in a three-run first inning, Texas Rangers lefty C.J. Wilson said no. "Meatballs," he said. Wilson was hit hard in the first, but he rebou...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  4. Surprise six: Thursday camp recap

    Jeff Caplan

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Chris Davis had a huge day at the plate Thurdsay with three hits, including two doubles and a walk-off home run to give the Texas Rangers an 11-9 split-squad victory over the Cleveland Indians. In Mesa, the Rangers rallied for two ...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  5. Spring training 2011: Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre o...

    Jeff Caplan

    Third baseman Adrian Beltre will be out longer than originally expected because of his calf strain, but the Texas Rangers emphasized Thursday that he's not in jeopardy of missing Opening Day.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  6. Harrison off to good start; Rhodes sizzles

    Jeff Caplan

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Matt Harrison said he's seen nothing like this. "I've never seen so many lefties this close to the big leagues," Harrison after allowing one run and two hits in two innings as the starter in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Seattle Marin...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  7. Unfamiliar territory: Young to start at 1B

    Jeff Caplan

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Michael Young will play his first-ever major-league game at first base today against the Royals. "I've never played a game at first," Young replied. Not in Little League, not in high school, not at UC-Santa Barbara or in the ...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  8. Today's lineups: Rangers vs. Royals

    Jeff Caplan

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Today's rematch against the Kansas City Royals, 4-2 winners Sunday, starts at 2:05 p.m. and can be heard on 103.3 FM ESPN. The Rangers will give Michael Young his first-ever start at first base. Chris Davis moves to third and Ma...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  9. Spring training 2011: Michael Young makes first-ever start at fir...

    Jeff Caplan

    Texas Rangers Veteran infielder Michael Young visited unfamiliar territory Monday, making his first-ever start at first base during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  10. Mitch Moreland puts stamp on first base

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- At least one Texas Rangers player believes Mitch Moreland solidified his starting job for next season at first base, a position that's been in flux since the club traded Mark Teixeira in 2007. "If he didn't," second baseman Ian...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  11. Should Jorge Cantu start Game 3?

    Jeff Caplan

    NEW YORK -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has a choice to make at first base. Does he stick with his usual platoon and start right-hander Jorge Cantu against New York Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte, or does Washington go against the grain and go ...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  12. Mitch Moreland boosts bottom of order

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mitch Moreland had already forced Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington into the think tank regarding his platoon situation with Jorge Cantu at first base. Washington almost gave Moreland the green light in Game 1 against CC Sab...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  13. Game thoughts: Hunter, Hamilton lead

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton and Tommy Hunter are making this look way too easy. There has not been two more consistent Texas players all season, and both were at their best again Sunday night as the Rangers took three out of four in the seri...

    Blog | July 25, 2010
  14. Today's lineup: Murphy in left

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Wanting to keep him "engaged," Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has inserted David Murphy into Sunday's lineup, playing him in left field and batting him seventh against Angels right-hander Trevor Bell. Texas Rangers (57-41...

    Blog | July 25, 2010
  15. Rangers reax: Smoak tests club's patience

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers gave Chris Davis 48 at-bats before shipping him to the minors with a .188 average. His replacement, Justin Smoak, after a 1-for-21 homestand, is batting .165 in 97 big-league plate appearances How much longer can Te...

    Blog | May 23, 2010
  16. Texas Rangers bats show signs of life in 9-2 victory over Seattle...

    Jeff Caplan

    The offense emerged as the Rangers closed a tantalizing homestand at .500.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2010