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  1. Martin Perez throws 8 scoreless innings in Rangers' win

    Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings, Donnie Murphy had a sacrifice fly and the Texas Rangers got a series-clinching 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 13, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Rays 5, Rangers 4

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Nick Martinez did what he needed to do, the defense cleaned up its act after committing four errors Friday, and the Texas Rangers' runners ramped things up on the bases. But the bullpen couldn't hang on in a 5-4 defeat...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  3. Prince Fielder's poor defense will make Texas Rangers a bad defen...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt explains why the Prince Fielder trade is going to be trouble for Rangers pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Boston Red Sox keep biding time with free agent Stephen Drew

    Gordon Edes

    It may take a while, but the Sox would benefit by bringing back Stephen Drew.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  6. Top 10 defenses in the majors

    Buster Olney

    There probably has been more focus on evaluating and maximizing defensive efficiency than any other part of baseball in the last five years. If we're looking for explanations about why offensive production has been declining, increased defensive prod...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yadier Molina of St. Louis Cardinals wins sixth straight Gold Glo...

    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove award Tuesday, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  10. Manny Machado and Brendan Ryan among defensive wild cards in AL w...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at defensive wild cards that will decide the AL wild card race.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  11. As Pierzynski watches, Phegley delivers

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- It hasn't been a season to remember for Chicago White Sox catchers, so with the team's old backstop in the house, Josh Phegley tried to do something about it. Digging in at the plate in the ninth inning in front of Texas Rangers catcher...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  12. Defensive implications of deadline deals - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at the defensive implications involved in some of the biggest MLB deadline deals. He believes Jose Iglesias, traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers, could be a long-term option at shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2013
  13. Profar, Rangers put up strong defense

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jurickson Profar might play a few games this season in the outfield. But the kid is an infielder. He showed his array of skills in Friday's 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Texas Rangers' 20-year-old prodigy made tw...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Reds 0

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers got another brilliant effort from 22-year-old Martin Perez, and the defense was as good as it has been this season in a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Perez dominates again: Perez produc...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  15. Chris Davis matures into slugger with Baltimore Orioles after lea...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis finally hitting his stride far from home.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  16. Diamondbacks' defense best in the majors

    Mark Simon

    A little more than a week ago with a man on second and two outs in the fifth inning of a 1-1 game, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a long drive near the 413-foot sign in right-center field of Chase Field that looked like it would put t...

    Blog | May 24, 2013