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  1. Despite struggles, Darvish getting job done

    Ron Matejko

    PHOENIX -- Yu Darvish is nasty. His slider is nearly unhittable, and his cut fastball is almost as lethal. In his second MLB season, the Japanese import has raised his game to another level. With that said, as good as Darvish is, he isn't perfect. ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  2. Washington: Perez 'saved our bullpen'

    Ron Matejko

    PHOENIX -- If spring training had played out according to form, left-hander Martin Perez likely would have broken camp as the Texas Rangers' fifth starter. Instead, the 21-year-old suffered a broken ulna in his left forearm after being hit by a line ...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Angels 6, Rangers 3

    Ron Matejko

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers (15-16-2) saw their losing streak extend to three games after dropping a 6-3 decision to the Los Angeles Angels (9-18-4) on Wednesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. What it means: Texas dropped below .500 and lost three...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  4. Leonys Martin, Craig Gentry should see plenty of time

    Ron Matejko

    Ron Washington isn't ready to say how the Texas Rangers will use Leonys Martin and Craig Gentry in the outfield. Both players figure to see plenty of time, either as starters or to give Nelson Cruz or David Murphy a day off. "Both guys will play,...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  5. Mitch Moreland making big strides this spring

    Ron Matejko

    Perhaps the player who has made the greatest impact this spring and showed the most improvement is Mitch Moreland. Moreland entered spring training knowing the first-base job was his. He previously shared time on the corner, in part because of his...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  6. Notes: Rangers ready to head home

    Ron Matejko

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers will leave Arizona immediately after today's game in Tempe against the Los Angeles Angels, wrapping up another slate of Cactus League games and workouts at their facility in Surprise. Spring training was extended ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. Derek Holland: 'I am definitely ready'

    Ron Matejko

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- It has been almost a month since the Texas Rangers saw Derek Holland pitch in an 'A' game. With three starters seemingly in form for the regular season, manager Ron Washington wanted to see if his left-hander was ready to make that n...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  8. Notes: Jeff Baker earns roster spot with strong play

    Ron Matejko

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- An amazing spring training paid off for utility man Jeff Baker, who has made the Texas Rangers manager, Ron Washington announced Monday. Baker played for three teams in 2012 and in January signed a minor-league contract with Texas...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  9. Ogando's transition to rotation is complete

    Ron Matejko

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- After Alexi Ogando's last start, both he and manager Ron Washington said they thought the right-hander was showing signs of improvement during his transition back into the rotation, even if the numbers didn't always show it. On...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  10. Rangers pitchers progressing in rehab

    Ron Matejko

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Four injured Texas Rangers pitchers were examined by team physician Dr. Keith Meister, who said all are progressing in their recoveries. RHP Kyle McClellan is nearly two weeks into a projected 3-4 week period of not throwing due...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  11. Yu Darvish returns, looks ready for season

    Ron Matejko

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish threw in a spring game for the first time in 11 days when he pitched against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Darvish not only showed no rust from his layoff, but he appears ready for the regular season to get going....

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  12. Darvish returning to the mound Saturday

    Ron Matejko

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish will make his first start since missing his last scheduled turn on Monday with a stiff neck he suffered while working out the day prior. The right-hander threw a bullpen on Thursday, but this will be his first work in...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  13. No. 5 starter candidate Nick Tepesch roughed up

    Ron Matejko

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch has had a dream spring in his first major league training camp. He came in as an unknown non-roster invitee but is not anonymous any more. After a strong debut, there was cautious interest in the...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  14. Nick Tepesch ascending to No. 5 spot

    Ron Matejko

    SURPRISE, Ariz.--The number of candidates for the Rangers No. 5 starter job was reduced by two Friday morning, as RHP Justin Grimm was optioned to Round Rock (AAA) and RHP Randy Wells was reassigned to minor league camp. That leaves Friday's start...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  15. Batter up: New offense hitting on all cylinders

    Ron Matejko

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington received a first look at the lineup he will likely pencil in during the regular season. And he had to come away excited about the offensive firepower at his disposal. There has understandably...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  16. Robbie Ross out of mix for No. 5 SP

    Ron Matejko

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- LHP Robbie Ross pitched one inning in a minor league game on Thursday, as he was officially removed from consideration for the open fifth-starter spot in the Texas Rangers' rotation. He will instead pitch out of the bullpen for the...

    Blog | March 21, 2013