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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ron Washington will speak to team about Nelson Cruz

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said he'll speak with the team about slugger Nelson Cruz's suspension prior to opening their three-game series with the Angels on Monday. Cruz was suspended for the rest of the regular season, 50 g...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  5. Buzz: Derek Holland could return this week

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Left-handed starter Derek Holland will make a rehab start in Round Rock on Monday. If all goes well, there's a chance he could return to the starting rotation this week. Holland (5-4, 5.10 ERA) has been on the disabled list sin...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  6. Tanner Scheppers gets first save

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan, the Rangers closer, had pitched three consecutive days, and setup man Mike Adams had pitched in four of the last five games. It left manager Ron Washington and pitching coach Mike Maddux with an issue. Who closes ou...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 2012 MLB All-Star Game -- Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish doesn'...

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers' $60 million Japanese import, right-hander Yu Darvish, said Friday despite being tied for the AL lead in wins (10) and fourth in strikeouts (106), he's not deserving of an All-Star bid.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  9. Buzz: Bullpen availability is an issue

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After a 13 inning victory Saturday afternoon, the Rangers bullpen was taxed. Manager Ron Washington used six relievers, including Koji Uehara for two innings and Robbie Ross for 40 pitches in 1 2/3 innings. So just who is avail...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  10. Lineups: Napoli returns

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After missing a few days with a stomach virus, catcher Mike Napoli is back in the starting lineup. Napoli pinch hit Saturday afternoon and was healthy enough to start, but manager Ron Washington decided to give him an extra day of...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  11. Nelson Cruz breaks out

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Over the last three games, Nelson Cruz had struggled. He was 2-for-13 in that span. He broke out of his slump Sunday. Cruz finished with three hits, including a two-out two-run single as part of a five-run first inning. "I thi...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  12. The Texas Rangers young pitchers can learn from veterans like Col...

    Calvin Watkins

    Rangers' young pitchers can learn from Colby Lewis' veteran performance.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  13. Buzz: Mike Adams needs one more day

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Right-handed reliever Mike Adams has missed the first two games of the Rangers-Astros series with a respiratory infection. Adams said Sunday morning he feels better and is ready to pitch, but manager Ron Washington wants to give him one mo...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  14. Colby Lewis tries to end a losing streak

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Saturday afternoon, Colby Lewis was stretched out in front of his stall in the Rangers clubhouse relaxing. He looked like a man without a care in the world. But he does have some worries. Lewis, who starts Sunday afternoon's Silver B...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  15. Nelson Cruz has tight quad, struggling with RISP

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- There was an interesting omission from the Texas Rangers defense late in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Right fielder Nelson Cruz wasn't in the outfield for the last defensive inning. He was taken out as a precaution with a ...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  16. Derek Holland starts fast but slows down

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Derek Holland said he was frustrated but everything he tried failed. The Texas Rangers left-handed starter lost a four-run lead, gave up a season-high three home runs and was taken out after just five innings. He took the loss in a 6...

    Blog | May 19, 2012