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  1. Elvis Andrus must keep igniting sparks

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If the Texas Rangers are to continue hanging around in a crowded race for an American League wild-card spot and even stay in range of the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, Elvis Andrus must be a big reason why. This has not be...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  2. Young Rangers show ups and downs in win

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ah, the unpredictability of youth. It was on display once again in the Texas Rangers' 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. There was Leonys Martin in the third inning, seemingly not thinking as the second-year outfie...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. Skipper trying to create offensive spark

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Manager Ron Washington is trying anything and everything -- conventional and unconventional -- to try to get his injury-riddled lineup to score runs in key situations. He put on the bunt sign with the No. 6 hitter at the plate ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  4. Injuries could help Wash's job security

    Richard Durrett

    Could the rash of injuries that's taken hold of the Texas Rangers this spring provide an added layer of job security for manager Ron Washington? The short answer is yes. Certainly, Washington and the rest of the Rangers are under pressure this sea...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. DH spot: Mitch Moreland and a rotation

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If outfielder Nelson Cruz does, in fact, end up signing with the Baltimore Orioles as reports suggest -- and ESPNDeportes.com says he'll sign a one-year deal at $8 million with $750,000 in incentives -- it further solidifies the no...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  6. Rangers interview Bogar for bench coach

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers are busy interviewing candidates for two openings on the major league staff -- bench coach and first base/infield coach. That includes Tim Bogar, who recently interviewed for the bench coach spot, a source confirmed Wednesday. Bo...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  7. Time to focus on wild card (and a clutch hit)

    Richard Durrett

    It was an opportunity for the Texas Rangers to get right up on the rear bumper of the Oakland Athletics and wave in their rearview mirror, but the three-game weekend series instead allowed the A's to essentially lap the Rangers. For those hoping f...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  8. 2013 forecast -- Texas Rangers should be in wild-card hunt

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers should compete in the AL West and grab a wild-card berth.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  9. Meeting leftovers: Skipper reflects on 2012

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's note: A few leftover things from the winter meetings will be on the blog the next few days as we clean out the notebook. Rangers manager Ron Washington held his annual winter meetings chat with the media Tuesday and was asked to reflect o...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  10. Magadan's mission: Get Rangers to cash in

    Richard Durrett

    A simple glance at the numbers may make you wonder why the Texas Rangers felt the need to bring in a new offensive voice in Dave Magadan, who has accepted the hitting coach job in Texas. The Rangers led the AL in runs with 808. They were second in...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  11. 2012 Rangers timeline: Final two months

    Richard Durrett

    Here's a look at the final month of the Rangers' season, one that didn't end as they hoped it would. Aug. 1: The Rangers get a season-defining win over the Angels, coming back from an early six-run deficit to pull out an 11-10 victory in 10 inning...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  12. GM Jon Daniels: Everyone shares blame

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Speaking to the media for the first time since the Texas Rangers collapsed at the end of the season, falling to the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card game, general manager Jon Daniels said the blame doesn't fall on one player ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  13. Rangers disappointed in lack of offensive execution

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was like a virus that kept infecting the Rangers' bats the past two weeks. A team with one of the deepest lineups in baseball wasn't able to consistently get enough runs home. And it wasn't because they didn't have chances. ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Orioles 5, Rangers 1

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers' offense couldn't convert in the key situations -- a recent problem for this club -- and the Baltimore Orioles did, winning yet another close game (no one was better in close games than Baltimore this season) by a 5-1 ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  15. Was Nelson Cruz supposed to come out of Game 6?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he doesn't remember giving Endy Chavez any indication that he was going to enter Game 6 of the 2011 World Series as a defensive replacement for Nelson Cruz. Chavez told FoxSports.com on ...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  16. Rangers unable to put division away

    Richard Durrett

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- How did this happen to the Texas Rangers? How did a club coming off two consecutive World Series and in command of the AL West for the entire season watch it slip away on the final day? In fairness, as the Rangers lost grasp ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012