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  1. Stock Report: Beltre up, Martin down

    Richard Durrett

    It's time for the weekly stock report. Let's take a look at some Texas Rangers whose stock is rising or falling: STOCK UP Adrian Beltre: He had a homestand to remember, hitting .472 (17-for-36) during the nine games to boost his batting average...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  2. Cramping Cruz gives old team a jolt

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz nearly didn't take his scheduled at-bat in the eighth inning. His said his legs were cramping starting in the fourth inning, and manager Buck Showalter briefly considered pinch hitting for him. But Cruz decided to m...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  3. Moreland tries to make most of big chance

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers need a left-handed hitting power bat in the middle of their lineup. They've needed this key ingredient to a productive offense since Josh Hamilton exited for the Los Angeles Angels following the 2012 season. It was the reason the...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. Stock Report: Choo up, Fielder down

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- This stock report comes shortly after the club received more devastating news on the injury front. So here's a look: STOCK UP Shin-Soo Choo: He leads the team with six home runs and is now hitting .400 on the road this season with ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  5. Gators unnerved by UConn's 'gnats'

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Final Four started so well for the Florida Gators. They were hitting shots, dictating tempo and playing solid defense to take a 16-4 lead midway through the first half. They looked like the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  6. Situational hitting stokes competition

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Give Texas Rangers bench coach Tim Bogar some credit. He knew that by turning situational hitting into a competitive game -- and separating Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus -- that he could get his team even more excited about workin...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Texas still shopping a bit as meetings begin

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his staff didn't waste any time jumping into the fray of this offseason. They traded for power-hitting first baseman Prince Fielder, agreed to terms with two catchers (J.P. Arencibia's deal isn't done unt...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. Coolbaugh promoted; Brook Jacoby returns

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers announced some additions and alterations to the club's baseball operations staff on Tuesday. A look (information from the club's release): Scott Coolbaugh promoted from Triple-A Hitting Coach to Hitting Coordinator Last season...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson hitting his championship stride - Chase

    Richard Durrett

    They call him Mr. November for a reason. Jimmie Johnson's quest for a sixth Sprint Cup title is right on track after a dominating win at Texas.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2013
  11. Magadan's message: 'Do little things a lot'

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The wet and chilly weather Wednesday morning gave hitting coach Dave Magadan a chance to have his first full group meeting with his hitters since spring training began. His message, as translated by manager Ron Washington: "Do t...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  12. 10 spring issues: Situational hitting

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: We continue our spring training preview with 10 spring issues. Today's issue: Improving situational hitting. As the Rangers went through their evaluation of the 2012 season, a number of issues popped up. They weren't quite as agg...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  13. Dave Magadan impressed with Leonys Martin, Jurickson Profar

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan got a chance to work with Jurickson Profar for the first time Wednesday and came away impressed with the maturity of his 19-year-old pupil. "When I think back when I was 19 and position ...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. Dave Magadan works with young hitters

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan got a chance to spend some time in the cages with some of his hitters this week. He's looked at film and talked to players by phone, but that's not the same thing as getting with them in pe...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  15. Lance Berkman: 3-hole critical to lineup

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Veteran Lance Berkman, the Rangers' designated hitter in 2013, is looking forward to the challenge of hitting in the third spot in the lineup. It was a spot formerly occupied by Josh Hamilton, who signed a five-year, $125 million ...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  16. Jon Daniels: Lance Berkman could hit third

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels went on the Ben & Skin Show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM on Wednesday morning and discussed a few Hot Stove Ranger items. Among what Daniels said: He said manager Ron Washington was thinking of hitting new DH ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013