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  1. These are very key times for Yu Darvish

    Calvin Watkins

    This is a critical week for the Rangers in terms of where they stand with ace Yu Darvish. At some point he should throw a bullpen session. It doesn't have to occur today or tomorrow, but he needs to throw sometime. Darvish wasn't expected to make ...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Tepesch shows gains by keeping team close

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Considering where Texas Rangers right-hander Nick Tepesch is in his young career, Sunday afternoon's outing against the Los Angeles Angels was a positive step in his development. Tepesch didn't get the win, but he pitched until...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  3. Josh Hamilton of Los Angeles Angels asks manager Mike Scioscia fo...

    Calvin Watkins

    Mired in a season-long slump, Los Angeles Angels slugging outfielder Josh Hamilton took himself out of Sunday's lineup against the Texas Rangers for a mental break.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  4. W2W4: Los Angeles Angels at Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers conclude a seven-game homestand with a three-game set against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park. Here's a preview: What's up with the Angels? The Angles swept the Rangers in four games (July 10-13) in their last visit to Ar...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  5. Extra Bases: Robbie Ross Part II

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- All Robbie Ross is looking for is another chance. He pitched so well in spring training, then the season began and he struggled. He was demoted to Triple-A Round Rock, solved his confidence and mechanical issues and was given a...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  6. Pregame notes: Questions surround pitching staff

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The world around the Texas Rangers centered on whether Yu Darvish's MRI results from a balky right elbow would bring more doom and gloom to their season. As the Rangers awaited the results, manager Ron Washington had to move f...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  7. Rangers react to losing Yu Darvish

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The news is quite stunning, but the Texas Rangers almost have a calmness about them right now. The reaction to losing ace Yu Darvish to right-elbow inflammation Wednesday, the eve of a scheduled start, was just another head-sha...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  8. Pregame notes: Profar starts fielding grounders

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- In another step in his recovery, projected starting second baseman Jurickson Profar started fielding grounders at Globe Life Park on Wednesday afternoon before his Texas Rangers faced the Tampa Bay Rays. Profar, who has missed the...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  9. Martin talks to Wash, gets four hits

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After what Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin did Tuesday night -- connecting for a career-high four hits, working the count, avoiding breaking balls -- he probably needs to chat with manager Ron Washington more often. ...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  10. Alex Rios trade value moves up and down

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The good news for Rangers right fielder Alex Rios is that he won't go on the disabled list for a sprained right ankle. The bad news is that his trade value is slipping due to the injury and the longer he remains on the Rangers...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  11. Rangers with nothing for Drew Smyly

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo talked about the arm angles of Tampa Bay Rays starter Drew Smyly and how difficult it was to pick up his fastball and slider. The fastball came swooping down hard, which fooled the Rangers' hit...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  12. Rangers remain at the bottom

    Calvin Watkins

    Grantland's Jonah Keri has his weekly baseball rankings and the Texas Rangers remain at the bottom at No. 30. There are some interesting things Jonah has to say about the Houston Astros, who took two-of-three from the Rangers over the weekend in Hous...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  13. Rangers use the speed game to win

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- There is so much missing with this Texas Rangers team. Quality pitching. A healthy core. Consistent hitting and fielding. And speed. Sunday afternoon, the Rangers received consistent pitching from Nick Martinez as he won for...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  14. Extra Bases: Washington explains ending

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Alex Rios is sitting out a few days because of a sprained right ankle. Friday night, he walked slowly into the trainer's room with his ankle and right hand wrapped. Rios, the Texas Rangers' starting right fielder, is nicked up and tr...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  15. The education of Miles Mikolas continues

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers right-hander Miles Mikolas got a visit in the second inning from his manager, Ron Washington. It was just Washington and Mikolas on the mound alone. No catcher. No infielders. Nobody but the two of them. It was as...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  16. Colby Lewis continues audition for 2015

    Calvin Watkins

    The pitching rotation for the Texas Rangers in 2015 is Yu Darvish and the return of Derek Holland. There are too many ifs after that. What about this young pitcher? What if this pitcher comes back from injury? Who's out there in free agen...

    Blog | August 05, 2014