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  1. Buzz: Roy Oswalt wants on playoff roster

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt said that much has been misconstrued about his acrimonious few months with the Texas Rangers. Or perhaps it's only seemed acrimonious. "There's been a lot of opinions out there on different things; not really corr...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Buzz: Josh Hamilton won't write off Angels

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton says he and his teammates have not yet fondly looked back on the crazy night of Aug. 1. But if the regular season ends as the standings are now, or thereabout, surely the Texas Rangers will happily look back on their...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  4. Ron Washington sticks with Mike Napoli

    Jeff Caplan

    Headed to his first All-Star game mired in an awful hitting slump, Rangers catcher Mike Napoli was due up in the bottom of the 13th inning Sunday with the score tied, no outs and runners on first and second. Napoli was 0-for-4 with a couple of str...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Catcher Matt Treanor headed to Dodgers

    Jeff Caplan

    After back-to-back trips to the World Series with the Texas Rangers -- plus a stint with the Kansas City Royals in between -- backup catcher Matt Treanor is again on the move. This time the veteran backup catcher will head close to home in Souther...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  8. Angels, C.J. Wilson match made in SoCal

    Jeff Caplan

    News out of the GM meetings in Milwaukee on Monday night (they start in earnest Tuesday) centered around the Los Angeles Angels' intrigue in Texas Rangers free agent pitcher C.J. Wilson. Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto had an extended meeting ...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  9. Matt Harrison prepares for last stand

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Just like every player in the Texas Rangers dugout, Matt Harrison was ready to party. Yet, through the wild ups and downs of the final few innings of Game 6, no other player carried the emotional burden of being the potential Game 7 star...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  10. Gift out, Napoli single give Rangers 3-2 lead

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Mike Napoli came through again with an RBI single that was just fair down the right-field line to put the Rangers back in front, 3-2, in the top of the fourth. A scary moment occurred soon after as Napoli stumbled as he went into seco...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. Ian Kinsler double ties it up, 2-2

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Ian Kinsler doubled home Craig Gentry in the top of the second inning to tie Game 6 at 2. Once again, the Rangers put their first two batters on base with Mike Napoli working a leadoff walk and Craig Gentry singling to put runners on ...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  12. Napoli: 'There's a reason they shipped me'

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli is on a World Series magic carpet ride, batting .308 with two home runs, nine RBIs and a ridiculous 1.235 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage). Hard to believe just under a year ago he wa...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  13. On one knee, Adrian Beltre swings big

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Third baseman Adrian Beltre flashed his brilliant leather once again on the first play of the game to rob Rafael Furcal of a lead-off double for the second consecutive game. But it was in the sixth inning that Beltre left jaws ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  14. Bullpen wrap: Evolution of Neftali Feliz

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Neftali Feliz has this impulsive little knack for having to rescue himself before saving the game. If the strong-armed closer had the Texas Rangers faithful biting their nails in the ninth inning of Game 4 (a non-save situation...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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