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  1. Don't be in a rush to trade Alex Rios

    Richard Durrett

    It's easy this time of year to start talking about trade pieces at the deadline. After all, the Texas Rangers have used the disabled list 20 times and yet, thanks to a high amount of grit and fight, starting with their manager, the club has managed t...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  2. Leonys Martin in leadoff spot for Rangers

    Richard Durrett

    The lineups for Saturday's game are out and center fielder Leonys Martin is in the leadoff spot. That's a change for manager Ron Washington, who had put Michael Choice at the top of the lineup with Mitch Moreland out. The ripple effects from Morel...

    Blog | June 14, 2014
  3. Extra Bases: GM frustrated, not giving up

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It seems that Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels is briefing the media on injury news an average of twice a week these days. And it's not something he particularly enjoys. "When was the last time my update was good?" Dan...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  4. Adduci re-fractures finger, out 3-4 weeks

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers first baseman/outfielder Jim Adduci fractured his left pinkie for the second time and had two screws put in to stabilize it and allow it to heal. General manager Jon Daniels said Adduci is looking at about three week...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  5. Rangers try to press on despite injuries

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Manager Ron Washington is fond of saying that the schedule doesn't stop so injured teams can recover. It doesn't play favorites or do anyone any favors. So on a day when the club announced that first baseman Mitch Moreland will...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  6. GM pleased Luis Ortiz was still on board

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was putting together a mock draft, he'd have had right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz going long before the Rangers picked at No. 30. "We were really happy he was there," Daniels said. "W...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Elvis Andrus' day off was manager's call

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington felt shortstop Elvis Andrus looked sluggish on Tuesday, one day after the club was off on Monday, and decided to give him a day off tonight. "It could be the day off that made him sluggish,"...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  9. Extra Bases: Backup first baseman on way?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was a busy Tuesday for Jim Adduci. The outfielder spent the afternoon working out at first base with manager Ron Washington. The skipper was going over footwork and positioning with Adduci, giving him a crash course before ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  10. Alexi Ogando struggles to find consistency

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was a time, just three years ago, when Alexi Ogando was one of the biggest bullpen weapons in the big leagues. His electric fastball and devastating slider presented manager Ron Washington with all kinds of ways to use him. ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Will Tigers series be springboard for Texas?

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- There was obvious resolve from manager Ron Washington this weekend at Comerica Park. He talked a bunch about what the loss of Prince Fielder would mean for his Rangers team. And then, he quit talking about it. So did his club. They were...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  13. Expect 'juggling' lineups as Choo leads off

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- The reverberations of Prince Fielder's herniated disk in his neck are still being felt inside the visiting manager's office at Comerica Park, where Ron Washington has no choice but to mix and match with his lineup until he finds something ...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  14. Time to keep prospects, check trade market

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- If you're expecting general manager Jon Daniels to come out and signal that the 2014 season is over, you're going to be waiting awhile. He can't do that. It's not fair to the group of players in the clubhouse who, frankly, should be commen...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  15. Extra Bases: Playing through a slump

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington knows there isn't any obvious fix to his team's woes right now. The club has lost four straight and nine of its past 12, failing to win each of its past five series. Injuries keep popping up an...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  16. GM: Goal is playoffs -- 'There is no give-up'

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his staff are lamenting their absolutely awful injury luck, they're doing it behind closed doors. It's easy to picture a box of tissues sitting on a conference room table with the g...

    Blog | May 17, 2014