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  1. Buzz: Wash says Roy Oswalt not a clubhouse issue

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt is headed back to the bullpen. "Unless something happens and we need him again," Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said prior to Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins. Thursday's 10-6 win again featured a s...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  2. No Jurickson Profar call-up with Michael Young out

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young is taking paternity leave and can miss up to the next 72 hours, leaving the Texas Rangers to fill a spot on the 25-man roster. It won't be shortstop sensation Jurickson Profar, who will remain with Double-A Frisco. ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 5, Orioles 1

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ryan Dempster put aside whatever the personal reason was he didn't cross the northern border over the weekend and crafted his finest performance since joining the Texas Rangers to get this 10-game homestand started in style. In hi...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  4. Booming thunder sends Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers players scur...

    Jeff Caplan

    A sudden and blinding flash of lightning seemingly directly above the Rangers Ballpark lights was followed instantaneously by a sonic-like crash of thunder, sending unsuspecting players, coaches and umpires scurrying.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  5. Will Rangers stick with Mitch Moreland?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Texas Rangers have certainly tried to fill first base from within -- Chris Davis (now in Baltimore), Justin Smoak (now in Seattle) and Mitch Moreland (still in Texas, but...). Something happens to these guys once they face big-league pitching ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  6. Four Rangers receive MVP recognition

    Jeff Caplan

    Michael Young finished eighth in voting for the American League MVP award and was one of four Texas Rangers to receive votes. Detroit Tigers pitcher and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander completed the rare double-double by winning the AL MVP on Mon...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  7. Will Michael Young garner MVP votes?

    Jeff Caplan

    The American League MVP will be announced at 1 p.m. today and unlike last season when Josh Hamilton was the runaway favorite -- and landslide winner -- a handful of players are in the running this season. Will Texas Rangers super-utility man Micha...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  8. Ron Washington speaks, goes around the horn

    Jeff Caplan

    For the first time since the Texas Rangers lost a gut-wrenching World Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals, Ron Washington spoke on several issues during a Wednesday morning appearance on the "Ben and Skin Show" on 103.3 FM ESPN, from his...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  9. Rangers jump on Carpenter for 2-0 lead

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Josh Hamilton and Michael Young struck for first-inning RBIs to push the Texas Rangers to a 2-0 lead on St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter, who is working on three days rest. The first four Rangers reached base, but leadoff man Ian Kin...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  10. Another error, walk allows Cards to tie, 4-4

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- A second error on first baseman Michael Young and a bases-loaded walk by reliever Alexi Ogando allowed the Cardinals to tie Game 6, 4-4, but it could have been much worse. Another strange inning got started with Albert Pujols striking...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. Third Cards E, Young double puts Texas up

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- A third Cardinals error -- this time third baseman David Freese dropping a routine pop from Josh Hamilton -- allowed the Texas Rangers to take back the lead, 4-3, in a wild and sloppy Game 6. After the blunder, Michael Young drove a d...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  12. Ron Washington to alter Game 6 lineup

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Up against St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will re-insert Michael Young at first base and Craig Gentry will play center field. Mitch Moreland, the left-hand-hitting first baseman who has st...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  13. Unsung hero: The accidental cleanup hitter

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young is not your prototypical cleanup hitter. But he doesn't really care and neither does his manager Ron Washington, who just refuses to move him out of the four-spot. "I think the mark of a good manager is putting yo...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  14. Lineup: Rangers don't change a thing

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Up against Game 1 winner and St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington won't change what worked in Game 4 for tonight's pivotal Game 5 of the World Series, the final of three in a row at Rangers...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  15. Josh Hamilton hurting, but producing

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Who knew the media to be such a sympathetic crew? We are far more concerned with Josh Hamilton's sore groin or sports hernia or whatever it is that ails the short-circuiting slugger and whether he should even be playing far more t...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  16. Matchup: Edwin Jackson vs. Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Another postseason game, another lefty takes the mound for the Texas Rangers. Derek Holland will make his fourth start of the postseason and his first in the World Series. He moved down in rotation from the second spot in the ALDS...

    Blog | October 23, 2011