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  1. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 2, Rangers 1 (F/14)

    Calvin Watkins

    NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers had two great escapes, a dramatic home run and a heartbreaking loss. Newly acquired Chase Headley singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the New York Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Ra...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Mike Napoli is sore but OK

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers catcher Mike Napoli was hit in the temple with a pitch Tuesday night by Seattle pitcher Blake Beavan. Napoli stayed in the game, but he's not in Wednesday night's lineup. It has nothing to do with the contusion he suff...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  3. Josh Hamilton gets a big test

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- While there are concerns about Josh Hamilton's ability to play well during day games, the bottom line is the Rangers outfielder is one of the best players in the game. Durability is a question for Hamilton, as evidenced by the number of...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  4. Texas Rangers' offense must complement starting pitching while th...

    Calvin Watkins

    Help on the way, but current Rangers lineup must pick up solid starting pitching.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  5. Rangers sign three players

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers on Thursday announced the signing of catcher Chris Gimenez and right-handed pitcher David Martinez to minor-league contracts with invites to spring training. Gimenez, 31, hit .241 with 11 RBIs in 42 games with Texas and Cleveland...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  6. Rangers open Cactus League on March 4

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers will open the Cactus League schedule against the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals on March 4 in Surprise, Ariz. The Rangers will play 30 games in their spring training home and two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, M...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Rangers to play Dodgers at Alamodome

    Calvin Watkins

    PHOENIX -- The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that they will play a two-game exhibition series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Antonio's Alamodome on March 20-21. Tickets go on sale Friday. This is the third time the Rangers have part...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  8. Rangers start GM Meetings looking to improve

    Calvin Watkins

    PHOENIX -- After a season in which the Texas Rangers lost 95 games and the manager who took them to consecutive World Series appearances resigned, this offseason will not be a time to relax. Yes, Aaron Rodgers told Green Bay Packers fans to relax ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  9. Notes: Trades, Profar and Michael Young

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the offseason will be spent improving a club that lost 95 games in 2014. Whether that means the club will be active in free agency is uncertain. Daniels said finding the right trade partners, a...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  10. Rebuilding not an option for the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    Rangers GM Jon Daniels is pretty direct in his expectations for his club in 2015: Win. Rebuilding isn't an option. In four consecutive seasons, the Rangers won at least 90 games. In that span, they also made it to the World Series twice. In 201...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  11. New manager Jeff Banister is a fighter

    Calvin Watkins

    New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister has the proper prospective on life. A two-game losing streak won't get him down too much. Banister's life was shaped by growing up in La Marque, Texas, where he spent the majority of his time playing basebal...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  12. Report card: Grading the 2014 Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers went 67-95 in 2014, but they did at least finish on a high note by winning 13 of their last 16 games. With the season over, it's time to hand out report cards for each player. Feel free to visit the comments section and give your fa...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  13. Matt Harrison to start throwing in January

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Left-hander Matt Harrison has pushed back his offseason throwing sessions from November to January. Harrison has undergone three back surgeries over the last two seasons after winning 32 games from 2011 to 2012. In June, Harriso...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Athletics 6, Rangers 2

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- At some point it had to end. Right? The Texas Rangers' five-game win streak ended in a 6-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. As this season inches to a conclusion, the Athletics, a team that's struggled in t...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  15. Extra Bases: Beltre comes through in end

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- In this difficult season, the Rangers' best player reminded you of just why he's that. With the Oakland Athletics fighting to clinch a playoff berth, Adrian Beltre put a dent in those hopes with a game-winning home run to give ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  16. W2W4: Rangers vs. Athletics

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics begin the final four games of the regular season Thursday at Globe Life Park. Here's a preview: What's up with the A's?: Oakland is tied with Kansas City for the top wild-card spot in the AL and holds a ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014