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  1. Joey Butler says the promotion is humbling

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joey Butler stood at his stall in the visitors clubhouse surprised to see a gaggle of reporters surrounding him. Welcome to the big leagues, kid. Well, Butler is no kid -- at 27, he's been in Triple-A for three seasons and go...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  2. Teammates quick to support Nelson Cruz

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The day started quietly with Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington hitting ground balls to good friend and Los Angeles Angels first-base coach Alfredo Griffin with fewer than 100 people in the stadium. It continued when slugger N...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  3. Ron Washington was once in Cruz's shoes

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In the spring of 2010, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington apologized to his team for failing a drug test for cocaine during the 2009 season. Washington asked for forgiveness and promised it would never happen again. The Ran...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Athletics 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to four games with a four-run rally in the eighth inning for a 4-3 victory Friday night. The Rangers trailed 2-0 until the eighth when they exploded with a three-run triple by Craig ...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  5. The homer and the block for Mike Napoli

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Napoli was busy for the Texas Rangers on Monday night. He smashed a three-run home run to right field, breaking a 1-1 tie, and his block of home plate in the eighth inning kept the Rangers with a little more cushion agains...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Astros 6, Rangers 5

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers blew an early four-run lead and had a rally fall just a run short in a 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. Lefty Derek Holland, in his first starting appearance in eight days, had a fo...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Astros 1

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON --The Texas Rangers got a gutty and sloppy pitching effort from Neftali Feliz and some timely hitting to beat the Houston Astros, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Silver Boot series at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. How it happened: It wasn't the ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  8. Lineups: Josh Hamilton returns

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers begin their defense of the Silver Boot, taking on the Houston Astros in a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. After getting the day off Thursday, the sizzling Josh Hamilton returns to the lineup. Here are the lineup...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 4, Rangers 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers will say it's not a crisis, but closer Joe Nathan blew a save, his first of the young season, as the Mariners rallied for three runs in the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. It's the second time thi...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  10. Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers finalize new 5-year contract

    Calvin Watkins

    Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers finalized a $75 million, five-year contract through 2017 that locks up another one of the team's key players and makes the leadoff hitter one of the best-paid second basemen.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  11. Only concern for Rangers is depth

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels isn't that concerned with his lineup. He shouldn't be. He's got Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz, Michael Young, Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler among the core of a solid lineup...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  12. Texas Rangers still searching for consistency at halfway point of...

    Calvin Watkins

    At the halfway point of the season, the Rangers are still searching for consistency.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  13. Texas Rangers have to stick with slumping closer Neftali Feliz

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers have no choice but to stick with slumping closer Neftali Feliz.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  14. Texas Rangers' Neftali Feliz bounces back after two blown saves

    Calvin Watkins

    After two bad outings, Rangers closer Neftali Feliz appears to be back on track.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2011
  15. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz could return to the Texas Rangers' ...

    Calvin Watkins

    Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz could return to the Texas Rangers' lineup Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2011
  16. Texas Rangers' offense must complement starting pitching while th...

    Calvin Watkins

    Help on the way, but current Rangers lineup must pick up solid starting pitching.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011