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  1. Jon Daniels believes Rangers will contend for AL West in 2015

    Calvin Watkins

    PHOENIX -- I think we all know what happened to the Texas Rangers in 2014. A 95-loss season, injuries to many players, the manager resigns and the Kansas City Royals, yeah, the Royals were playing in the World Series. Nothing against the Royals, a...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. A closer look at the 40-man roster

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers employed a major league record 64 players and 40 pitchers in the 2014 season. Texas also used 23 rookies and had 17 make their big league debuts. Injuries and poor play were some of the major reasons why the Rangers needed more players...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  3. Arencibia, Kouzmanoff elect free agency

    Calvin Watkins

    Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia and third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff have elected to take free agency instead of going to the minor leagues. Arencibia was signed to become the backup catcher, but injuries and ineffective play limited him to jus...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  4. Rangers' true value with WAR

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers were 67-95 in 2014. Injuries were the main problem along with the lack of depth in several areas. It's prompted general manager Jon Daniels to make pitching a priority this offseason. Daniels must also find a new manager, which could b...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 1, Mariners 0

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Imagine if that dog hadn't been trying to play around with Derek Holland at the top of the stairs this winter. The Rangers' starting rotation has been a mess with inconsistency and injuries. Holland was recovering from left...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  6. Pregame notes: Choo, Rios nursing ankle injuries

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have two corner outfielders nursing ankle problems. Left fielder Shin-Soo Choo has been dealing with a left ankle sprain since April, and now right fielder Alex Rios has an ankle issue of his own. Rios said the...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  7. Alex Rios trade value moves up and down

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The good news for Rangers right fielder Alex Rios is that he won't go on the disabled list for a sprained right ankle. The bad news is that his trade value is slipping due to the injury and the longer he remains on the Rangers...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. Alex Rios undergoes MRI exam

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers right fielder Alex Rios underwent a MRI on his sprained right ankle Monday afternoon. Rios, who was taken out of Sunday's game against the Houston Astros after re-aggravating the injury sliding into home plate, wasn't i...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  9. Colby Lewis continues audition for 2015

    Calvin Watkins

    The pitching rotation for the Texas Rangers in 2015 is Yu Darvish and the return of Derek Holland. There are too many ifs after that. What about this young pitcher? What if this pitcher comes back from injury? Who's out there in free agen...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  10. To compete with A's, Rangers must do more

    Calvin Watkins

    The Oakland Athletics made a daring move, one Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels wished he could have made, but couldn't due to injuries and ineffective play, on Thursday afternoon. The Rangers own the worst record in baseball, so making a trade to upgr...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  11. Nick Tepesch pitches well, leaves hurt

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch suffered a left-knee injury in Saturday night's start against the Oakland Athletics. Tepesch said he doesn't need an MRI exam on the knee, but manager Ron Washington said there's a little...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  12. Texas Rangers place Geovany Soto on DL with tightness in right gr...

    Calvin Watkins

    Geovany Soto was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday afternoon with tightness in his right groin

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  13. Darvish in favor of six-man rotation

    Calvin Watkins

    NEW YORK -- At the All-Star Game last week, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish talked about having six-man pitching rotations as a means to stem the wave of recent arm injuries in baseball. Discussions about six-man rotations have occurred more frequent...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  14. Rangers try to build momentum off win

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers needed this. The entire season has been all about injuries, ineffective play and underachievement. Following the 4-3 victory over Seattle on Wednesday, the talk was about building on winning two of the final thre...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  15. Buzz: Bullpen getting extra work

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With injuries to three starting pitchers, the Rangers bullpen has gotten extra work. The Rangers are without Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland and Colby Lewis. And relief pitchers Alexi Ogando and Koji Uehara are also on the disabled l...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  16. Injuries: Yu Darvish (back), Alexi Ogando (hand)

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We'll have more on this later, but two Rangers pitchers came away banged up from Sunday's win. Starter Yu Darvish has a stiff back, a result of the flu bug going around the clubhouse. He complained of the issue after the fifth ...

    Blog | May 27, 2012