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  1. Greg Maddux to toss first pitch for Texas Rangers' opener

    Richard Durrett

    Hall of Famer Greg Maddux will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Texas Rangers' opener March 31 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  2. Fitting ceremony retires Modano's No. 9

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- It was as if a slice of Hollywood came to American Airlines Center on Saturday night, complete with a long, Victory Green carpet and glittering stars. That's really the only way to send Mike Modano's No. 9 to the rafters, isn't it? I...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  3. Michael Young guarantees he's had a gay teammate during his major...

    Richard Durrett

    Retired veteran and seven-time All-Star Michael Young believes there wouldn't be any issue with a gay player in a major-league clubhouse. In fact, he pretty sure he's had a gay teammate during his career, most of it spent with the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  4. How 2011 ended still bugs Michael Young

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Without any prompting during Michael Young's retirement news conference on Friday, the 37-year-old veteran mentioned the 2011 season twice. And he seemed to cringe a bit both times. "I'm over it, but I'm not over it," Young sai...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. Michael Young officially retires with Texas Rangers

    Richard Durrett

    Michael Young admitted Friday that he could have played this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, chasing that elusive championship and adding to his 2,375 career hits.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  6. Mark Teixeira talks respect for Young

    Richard Durrett

    Mark Teixeira doesn't usually do interviews in the offseason. But the New York Yankees first baseman made an exception Thursday after hearing that former Texas Rangers teammate Michael Young was set to retire. "That's how much respect I have for '...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  7. Young to officially retire Friday as Ranger

    Richard Durrett

    Michael Young will officially announce his retirement as a Texas Ranger at a Friday afternoon news conference at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The club issued a statement: The Texas Rangers want to congratulate Michael Young on his outstan...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  8. Ian Kinsler praises Michael Young

    Richard Durrett

    Perhaps few Texas Rangers players established a longer and tighter bond with Michael Young than Ian Kinsler. Kinsler, then 23, joined the big league club in 2006 as a full-time second baseman, forming a double-play tandem with Young. It wasn't lon...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  9. Young retires as an all-time Rangers great

    Richard Durrett

    Michael Young might not make the Baseball Hall of Fame, although he has some impressive numbers. But his face would certainly have to be chiseled on any Texas Rangers Mount Rushmore. Young, who retired Thursday at 37 years old, was the face of the...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  10. Michael Young chooses to retire rather than accept offer

    Richard Durrett

    Longtime Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young has decided to retire, a source confirmed on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Elvis Andrus ready for added leadership

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus knows that with the departure of Ian Kinsler, he'll have to take on even more responsibility as one of the key cogs on the 2014 Rangers. "Before he (Kinsler) left, I was going that direction," Andrus ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  13. Ian Kinsler key cog in Rangers' success

    Richard Durrett

    He was a spark plug. The igniter, as manager Ron Washington liked to call him. When Ian Kinsler was at his best -- finding ways to get on base, harassing opposing pitchers with his speed once he got there, and even belting some early-game, momentum-b...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  14. Awards: Adrian Beltre is player of the year

    Richard Durrett

    For the second straight season, third baseman Adrian Beltre has won the Texas Rangers Player of the Year award as voted on by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Beltre is the first Ranger to win the award i...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. Rangers Rushmore: Nolan, Pudge, Michael, Juan

    Richard Durrett

    What if you could take a summer vacation to the Mount Rushmore of the Texas Rangers? Whose faces would you see? Here's our Rangers Rushmore. Give us yours. Nolan Ryan: You could argue that he saved the franchise twice, first as a player and then o...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  16. It's not a great time to shop for pitching

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- So what can the Texas Rangers' front office do about the starting rotation now that Matt Harrison is out until probably just after the All-Star break? Well, maybe not much right now. It's mid-April, and teams aren't exactly rea...

    Blog | April 20, 2013