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  1. Who should lead off for the Rangers?

    Richard Durrett

    As the Texas Rangers embark on a nine-game, 10-day road trip through Seattle, Oakland and Anaheim -- an AL West journey that could determine whether they are buyers or sellers as the calendar creeps closer to July -- they do so with a lineup still tr...

    Blog | June 13, 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. Extra Bases: Routine helps Joakim Soria

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- Routine means everything for Joakim Soria these days. Life as a closer is tough enough, not knowing when you might get in a game to get those final three outs. But it becomes more of a challenge when you're not pitching much. Soria save...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  4. Adduci's speed, Choo's patience key rally

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Three games into the season and this Texas Rangers team is already showing some critical comeback traits. On Wednesday, down by two runs with Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon on the mound in the ninth, the Rangers...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. Yu Darvish closer to returning to rotation

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish threw an 86-pitch bullpen session at Globe Life Park on Tuesday and is getting closer to making his first start of the 2014 season. When that occurs is still undecided, but Darvish can't come off th...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Texas Rangers option Neftali Feliz to Triple-A Round Rock

    Richard Durrett

    Neftali Feliz has gone from the front-runner for the Texas Rangers closer job to starting the season at Triple-A Round Rock.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  7. Give Soria credit: He earned closer's job

    Richard Durrett

    When spring training started, Neftali Feliz was the favorite for the Rangers' closer job. There are favorites to win the division and earn playoff berths, too. But like we see every season, some of those don't pan out. Feliz may one day earn the j...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  8. A closer look at Fielder, Choo acquisitions

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series about how the Texas Rangers acquired Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo. SURPRISE, Ariz. -- When Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels answered his cell phone the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 19,...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  9. Injuries: Elvis Andrus closer to returning

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is closer to returning to the lineup after taking a few days off from games to deal with flexor tendinitis. Andrus is throwing again and participated in most of the team drills Monday. He cou...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  10. Neftali Feliz not concerned about velocity

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If Texas Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz came in as the favorite to win the closer's job, he hasn't done anything the first two weeks to end the discussion. That's not to say that when March 31 comes, Feliz won't be the guy calle...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  11. Neftali Feliz focused on becoming Texas Rangers' closer

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz wants his old job back.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  12. Spring question: Who is the closer?

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This is part of a series analyzing the questions facing the Texas Rangers as spring training gets set to begin. Today's question: Who closes for the club in 2014? One frequent question from fans this offseason involves why the club hasn...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  13. Spring training preview: Closer

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Spring training is just around the corner. To get you ready, we'll take a look at every position between now and when pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz., in mid-February. Today's position: Closer There weren't any questions...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  14. Big 12 not at SEC level, but getting closer

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- No matter what Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tells you, the Big 12 is not up to the SEC's level. Not yet, anyway. But the conference isn't as far off as the experts thought when the season began, either. Missouri ended Oklahoma Sta...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  15. Ranger Resolutions: Find a closer

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This week, we're running a series titled "Ranger Resolutions" as we look at some things the Texas Rangers hope to do better in 2014. Today's resolution: Find a closer It's one of the few remaining questions for the Rangers as they steam t...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  16. Darvish 2nd in Cy Young; could impact deal

    Richard Durrett

    Yu Darvish didn't win the Cy Young on Wednesday. That went to Detroit's Max Scherzer, thanks to an impressive season that included 21 wins, a 2.90 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. But Darvish's runner-up showing did move him one step closer to turning the 2017 y...

    Blog | November 13, 2013