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  1. Joey Butler says the promotion is humbling

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joey Butler stood at his stall in the visitors clubhouse surprised to see a gaggle of reporters surrounding him. Welcome to the big leagues, kid. Well, Butler is no kid -- at 27, he's been in Triple-A for three seasons and go...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  2. Teammates quick to support Nelson Cruz

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The day started quietly with Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington hitting ground balls to good friend and Los Angeles Angels first-base coach Alfredo Griffin with fewer than 100 people in the stadium. It continued when slugger N...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  3. Ron Washington was once in Cruz's shoes

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In the spring of 2010, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington apologized to his team for failing a drug test for cocaine during the 2009 season. Washington asked for forgiveness and promised it would never happen again. The Ran...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  4. Ron Washington will speak to team about Nelson Cruz

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said he'll speak with the team about slugger Nelson Cruz's suspension prior to opening their three-game series with the Angels on Monday. Cruz was suspended for the rest of the regular season, 50 g...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Athletics 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to four games with a four-run rally in the eighth inning for a 4-3 victory Friday night. The Rangers trailed 2-0 until the eighth when they exploded with a three-run triple by Craig ...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  6. Rangers revisit Memorial Day play at the plate

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Harrison said he was just standing there waiting. He wasn't sure if Seattle's Brendan Ryan was coming around third to try to score. He thought Ryan was going to get held at third. But Monday night's Memorial Day play fr...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  7. The homer and the block for Mike Napoli

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Napoli was busy for the Texas Rangers on Monday night. He smashed a three-run home run to right field, breaking a 1-1 tie, and his block of home plate in the eighth inning kept the Rangers with a little more cushion agains...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  8. Nelson Cruz breaks out

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Over the last three games, Nelson Cruz had struggled. He was 2-for-13 in that span. He broke out of his slump Sunday. Cruz finished with three hits, including a two-out two-run single as part of a five-run first inning. "I thi...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  9. Nelson Cruz gets a hit on a crazy play

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers Nelson Cruz was credited with a single in the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-1 victory over the Astros. With Michael Young at first and one out, Cruz hit a ball that was caught, then dropped by center fielder Justin Maxwel...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  10. Lineups: Nelson Cruz starts in right

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Good morning. Or is it good afternoon. Either way the first leg of the Silver Boot series ends today at Minute Maid Park. Nelson Cruz, who was taken out of Saturday night's contest with a tight quad, is in the lineup today. Also, Astros ce...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  11. Buzz: Mike Adams needs one more day

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Right-handed reliever Mike Adams has missed the first two games of the Rangers-Astros series with a respiratory infection. Adams said Sunday morning he feels better and is ready to pitch, but manager Ron Washington wants to give him one mo...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  12. Nelson Cruz has tight quad, struggling with RISP

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- There was an interesting omission from the Texas Rangers defense late in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Right fielder Nelson Cruz wasn't in the outfield for the last defensive inning. He was taken out as a precaution with a ...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Astros 6, Rangers 5

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers blew an early four-run lead and had a rally fall just a run short in a 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. Lefty Derek Holland, in his first starting appearance in eight days, had a fo...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Astros 1

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON --The Texas Rangers got a gutty and sloppy pitching effort from Neftali Feliz and some timely hitting to beat the Houston Astros, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Silver Boot series at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. How it happened: It wasn't the ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  15. Lineups: Josh Hamilton returns

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers begin their defense of the Silver Boot, taking on the Houston Astros in a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. After getting the day off Thursday, the sizzling Josh Hamilton returns to the lineup. Here are the lineup...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 4, Rangers 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers will say it's not a crisis, but closer Joe Nathan blew a save, his first of the young season, as the Mariners rallied for three runs in the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. It's the second time thi...

    Blog | April 11, 2012