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  1. How will managers stack lineup vs. Ross?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- For left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross, pitching to left-handed batters was a big-time challenge last year. His splits were startling. Lefties hit .341 against him, while righties batted just .211. The question is whether those s...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Hot Stove Talk: A.J. Burnett

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This is part of a series looking at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: A.J. Burnett Word br...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  3. Shin-Soo Choo still confident against lefties

    Richard Durrett

    GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Whenever anyone analyzed the Texas Rangers' signing of Shin-Soo Choo this offseason, there was always the note about his struggles against left-handed pitching. Choo, the club's new leadoff hitter, batted .215 against lefties w...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  4. Hot Stove Talk: Paul Maholm

    Richard Durrett

    Note: This is part of a series looking at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Paul Maholm ESPN.com...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  5. Hot Stove Talk: Bronson Arroyo

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Bronson Arroyo...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. Hot Stove Talk: Jerome Williams

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Jerome William...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. Hot Stove Talk: Ubaldo Jimenez

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Ubaldo Jimenez...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  8. Hot Stove Talk: Matt Garza

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Matt Garza ...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  9. David Murphy ready to hit more lefties

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - David Murphy's goal is to keep shattering preconceived notions about him. He did a good job of it in 2012, showing he could play better defensively and improve his at-bats against left-handed pitching. Now, his mission is to do i...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  10. A lighter Mitch Moreland focused on lefties

    Richard Durrett

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- Mitch Moreland showed up for one of his few public appearances with the Texas Rangers this offseason (at a Winter Caravan event Tuesday night) looking fit and ready for spring training. Moreland said he's lost 10 pounds...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. Right-handed heavy Texas needs lefty bats

    Richard Durrett

    The need for left-handed hitting could increase for the Texas Rangers if Josh Hamilton doesn't return. Texas still wants Hamilton back and will talk with his agent, Mike Moye, to see if that's possible. But if the left-handed hitting 2010 AL MVP goes...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  12. Rangers acquire lefty reliever Tommy Hottovy

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers have acquired left-handed pitcher Tommy Hottovy from the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later and cash considerations. The 31-year-old Hottovy (pronounced HAWT-uh-vee), was designated for assignment by the Royals las...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  13. Numbers: Derek Holland's fastball to lefties

    Richard Durrett

    Derek Holland takes the mound tonight as the Texas Rangers begin a big series against the Oakland A's at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW). Holland has pitched well since returning from a disabled list stint i...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  14. Koji Uehara has become weapon vs. lefties

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, never one to hide his emotions, peaked his excitement meter when Koji Uehara struck out left-handed hitting Dustin Ackley on a splitter down in the zone to end the eighth inning. Why? Becau...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  15. Matt Harrison sees improvement in win

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Overall, Tuesday's start against the Cleveland Indians was an improvement for Matt Harrison. The lefty came into the game having allowed 12 runs (10 of them earned) in his previous two outings. And he didn't pitch particularly dee...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  16. Numbers: How Yu Darvish beat the Royals

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Information put together a look at how Yu Darvish beat the Kansas City Royals yesterday, taking a perfect game into the sixth inning. Here's how he got it done: * Darvish threw his cutter to Royals lefties (20 of 27 cutters), generati...

    Blog | September 04, 2012