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  1. Rangers need more from starting rotation

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's not fair to pin the past two weeks of haphazard Texas Rangers baseball on just the starting rotation. After all, the batters can't seem to hit with any kind of consistency and the defense hasn't exactly been sporting shiny...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  2. Washington defends his use of bunts

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- You want to get Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington fired up on an early spring training morning? Ask him why he bunts so much. The skipper put on a full-throated defense (in Washington's colorful style) of his use of the sacri...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  3. Texas deals speed, defense for power, upside

    Richard Durrett

    If my Twitter account in the past hour is any indication, trading Craig Gentry is not something the Texas Rangers' fan base wanted or expected. I'll be honest: I didn't expect it, either. Essentially, the Rangers are trading the speed and defense ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  4. Texas Rangers trade Craig Gentry to Oakland Athletics as part of ...

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers wanted more power in the outfield and the Oakland Athletics wanted more defense, so the clubs swapped outfielders with speedster Craig Gentry going to the A's in exchange for Texas native Michael Choice as part of a four-player trade.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  5. Adrian Beltre's Gold Glove streak ends

    Richard Durrett

    Adrian Beltre's bid for a third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award fell short on Tuesday. Manny Machado's memorable season for the Orioles was enough to beat Beltre out. The numbers, including some key defensive metrics, show why Machado earned th...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  6. Worst inning of 2012 costs Rangers

    Richard Durrett

    It was wacky. It was wild. And it was the worst inning the Texas Rangers have played all season. Sure, they've had innings and games where they've played rough defense or not taken advantage of scoring opportunities. They've had innings where they...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  7. Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre takes center stage with three home r...

    Richard Durrett

    Stellar defender Adrian Beltre shows offensive prowess with three home runs.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  8. Lineup: Rangers' is same as Monday

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers played a crisp game Monday, getting good pitching, solid defense and timely hitting. So manager Ron Washington is going with the same group for Tuesday's game against Baltimore at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 F...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  9. Mitch Moreland: 'I just missed it'

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland didn't make any excuses for his error in the third inning of Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Moreland couldn't get to a chopper down the line off hte bat of Miguel Mo...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  10. Pregame Buzz: Lots of unearned runs

    Richard Durrett

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't sounding any alarm bells when it comes to his club's defense. The Rangers have allowed unearned runs at a high rate. They lead the American League with 29 unearned runs this season. The...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  11. Buzz: Elvis Andrus trying not to pull

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is doing more than playing tremendous defense these days. He's also starting to hit the ball and get more aggressive on the bases. Andrus is 3-for-10 with an RBI on this homestand. He has a ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  12. Yorvit Torrealba focused on better at-bats

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yorvit Torrealba is pleased with his defense this spring. And why wouldn't he be? He's thrown out four of the six runners who have attempted to steal against him and he's been busy working with new pitchers. "I'm getting to know...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  13. David Murphy wants to improve vs. lefties

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy took an inventory of his game, as he does every offseason, and set some specific goals for spring training. The first was to improve his defense, something he talked about last week. Murphy ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  14. David Murphy focuses on defense, team

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It's become an annual rite of spring in Surprise to wander over to David Murphy's locker and ask him about playing time, even though he's managed to get plenty of playing time since he's arrived in Texas. If the questions bother...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  15. One Derek Holland goal: Better defense

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Derek Holland likes to set goals. He told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ben & Skin on Tuesday that his goal in 2012 is to be a 20-game winner. But beyond the wins and losses, ERA, strikeouts and other pitching numbers, Holland wants t...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  16. Rangers' pitchers stressing defense

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - Rangers manager Ron Washington watched intently onThursday and Friday as his pitchers took fielding practice. Washington, as is his custom, grabbed a bat and was hitting choppers as part of the drills, getting a close-up view of how...

    Blog | February 24, 2012