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  1. Extra Bases: Backup first baseman on way?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was a busy Tuesday for Jim Adduci. The outfielder spent the afternoon working out at first base with manager Ron Washington. The skipper was going over footwork and positioning with Adduci, giving him a crash course before ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. W2W4: Rangers face surprising Twins

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- The Texas Rangers will play at Target Field for four games against the Minnesota Twins, who have hovered around .500 for much of the season. For a team that many picked to finish last in the AL Central, that's a surprising start to the sea...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  3. Scott Baker joins Rangers bullpen

    Richard Durrett

    In desperate need of some arms in the bullpen, the Texas Rangers purchased the contract of pitcher Scott Baker and optioned outfielder Daniel Robertson to Triple-A Round Rock. To make room for Baker on the 40-man roster, the club transferred left-han...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Ranger Resolutions: Better clutch hitting

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This week, we're running a series titled "Ranger Resolutions" as we look at some things the club hopes to do better in 2014. Today's resolution: Better clutch hitting (and a more disciplined approach at the plate) The Rangers offense scor...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  5. Catching market continues to shrink

    Richard Durrett

    Former Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to terms to be the backstop in Boston with the Red Sox, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes this morning. Once the Rangers signed Geovany Soto as the primary catcher, it was unlikely...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Don't blame Washington for team's failures

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- For those of you searching for someone to blame for the fact that a second consecutive season ended in early disappointment for the Texas Rangers, get your mitts off the manager. It's not that Ron Washington won't accept his sh...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. Texas Rangers seek help from wild-card contenders' opponents

    Richard Durrett and Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers players are making sure they do everything they can -- both on and off the field -- to get into the playoffs. That includes a few players texting motivational messages for former teammates or managers with a few teams who could impact th

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  8. Hot Stove talk: Still want Kyle Lohse?

    Richard Durrett

    We talked about Kyle Lohse a month ago, noting that he was one of the top starting pitchers on the market outside of Zack Greinke. Well, Lohse is still out there. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick just wrote about Scott Boras' clients, including Lohse...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  9. Hot Stove talk: Shaun Marcum

    Richard Durrett

    There aren't too many remaining free agents to discuss and some of them may not make much sense, but that doesn't mean we can't talk about it (and you know the Rangers' front office talks about anything and everything internally). A few of you have t...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  10. Hot Stove talk: Kyle Lohse

    Richard Durrett

    We continue to take a look at some names of players still on the market and whether they make sense for the Texas Rangers to consider. Today's player: Kyle Lohse Many of you have emailed or contacted me on Twitter asking about Lohse, one of the...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  11. Playoff outlook: Magic number remains at 3

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers head into the second game of this three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels with a magic number of three to clinch the AL West. The number didn't move Friday after the Rangers lost and the Oakland A's won. A ...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  12. Playoff race update: Angels, Rays charging

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers have split the first two games of this series with the Oakland A's, meaning the magic number to clinch the AL West is still five (a Rangers win or an Oakland loss reduces it). Texas' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is at three...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  13. Week ahead: A's, Angels, AL West title?

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers return home to face the Oakland A's for four games and then welcome the Los Angeles Angels to town. It's the final homestand of the season and there's plenty on the line as Texas gets back in front of its hometown fans. Some things ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  14. Matchup: Roy Oswalt vs. James Shields

    Richard Durrett

    The final game of this three-games series at Tropicana Field features RHP Roy Oswalt vs. James Shields. The game is at 12:40 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. A look at the matchup: Oswalt (4-2, 5.85 ERA): This will be the veteran's ninth sta...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  15. Stocks: Bullpen up, Scott Feldman down

    Richard Durrett

    It's Friday and that means taking a look at who's trending up and who's trending down for the Texas Rangers as part of the stock report. Here you go: STOCK UP Bullpen: They make it for the second straight week and why not? They continue to hold...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  16. Koji Uehara shakes off rust, adds to pen

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It appears an already strong Texas Rangers bullpen is getting stronger. Besides the reinforcements that should arrive some time shortly after September 1, when rosters expand, the addition of Koji Uehara gives manager Ron Washingt...

    Blog | August 30, 2012