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  1. Houston Astros' switch to AL West is good call

    Jeff Caplan

    The Houston Astros' move to the American League West in 2013 is a decision steeped in logic and a shift that needed to occur. Astros fans won't immediately see it this way. They'll decry the addition of the designated hitter and the loss of the do...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  2. Gary Patterson talks World Series heartache

    Jeff Caplan

    FORT WORTH -- TCU coach Gary Patterson was born and raised in rural Kansas as a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He played second base, third base and designated hitter in junior college. He's been around here long enough to be a converted Texas Rangers f...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  3. One inning, one night Mike Napoli won't like

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Napoli had one rough night. The Texas Rangers' catcher, part-time designated hitter and part-time first baseman, which is where Napoli was stationed for Game 3 of the World Series, was involved in bad call, a bad throw and...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  4. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers expect bats to wake up at home...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Rangers expect their bats to wake up with the Series shifting to Arlington.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  5. Victor Martinez, Delmon Young both in lineup

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- The Tigers have both designated hitter Victor Martinez and left-fielder Delmon Young in today's Game 4 lineup. The status of both was uncertain just a few hours ago. Martinez, who sustained an oblique injury on his home run swing in Gam...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  6. Martinez, Young Game 4 status uncertain

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland said designated hitter Victor Martinez and outfielder Delmon Young are receiving treatment and their status for this afternoon's Game 4 is uncertain. "That's on hold," Leyland said. Martinez injured his obl...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  7. Nelson Cruz ready to get back in outfield

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz hasn't been in his familiar right field since Aug. 28, the day he strained his left hamstring in Anaheim. Since his return to action, he's played in seven games all as the designated hitter. He wasn't exactly smokin...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  8. Young, Beltre, Napoli come full circle

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- First Adrian Beltre booted Michael Young off third base and then Mike Napoli threatened to reduce what games Young thought he'd get at first base and designated hitter. Everyone knows the offseason drama that ensued. Those issu...

    Blog | September 24, 2011
  9. Lineup: Michael Young sits -- sort of

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- What passes for a day off these days for Michael Young is a game at designated hitter. That's where the fill-in third baseman finds himself tonight as the Texas Rangers look for a split of this so far lopsided four-game set with t...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Lineup: Michael Young is fine, hitting DH

    Jeff Caplan

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Michael Young tweaked his right hamstring, an area that's caused some discomfort much of the season, Wednesday night, the reason why manager Ron Washington lifted his designated hitter in the ninth inning after Young doubled with t...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  12. Leadoff man: Ian Kinsler has the job

    Jeff Caplan

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said Saturday morning that he will use second baseman Ian Kinsler in the leadoff spot for the 2011 season and move designated hitter Michael Young to sixth where he'll have an opportunity to drive up ...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  13. Will DH ultimately bore Michael Young?

    Jeff Caplan

    Since it became evident that the Texas Rangers were hot on the free-agent trail of nifty-fielding third baseman Adrian Beltre, and that to make it happen Michael Young would have to agree to move to designated hitter with a fielding role described as...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  14. Giants lineup: Hitless Pat Burrell is DH

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Pat Burrell, who struck out four times in Game 3 and is hitless in the World Series (0-for-9), returns to the San Francisco Giants' lineup as the designated hitter for tonight's Game 5. After taking a seat to clear his head and wo...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  15. Hometowner Aubrey Huff goes deep, 2-0

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- San Francisco Giants designated hitter Aubrey Huff pummeled the first pitch he saw from Tommy Hunter, driving it high and deep into the right-field bleachers for a 2-0 lead in third third inning. Andres Torres led off the third...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  16. 2010 World Series: Vladimir Guerrero to start in Texas Rangers ou...

    Jeff Caplan

    Without the benefit of the designated hitter in Games 1 and 2 of the World Series at San Francisco, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Sunday he will start Vladimir Guerrero in the field in one of the first two games.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2010