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  1. Alexi Ogando struggles to find consistency

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was a time, just three years ago, when Alexi Ogando was one of the biggest bullpen weapons in the big leagues. His electric fastball and devastating slider presented manager Ron Washington with all kinds of ways to use him. ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Extra Bases: Fielder, Andrus still struggling

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Prince Fielder's April struggles have garnered most of the headlines, and that makes sense. He was the left-handed power bat the Texas Rangers traded an All-Star second baseman to acquire this offseason, and he hasn't produced. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. Shin-Soo Choo still confident against lefties

    Richard Durrett

    GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Whenever anyone analyzed the Texas Rangers' signing of Shin-Soo Choo this offseason, there was always the note about his struggles against left-handed pitching. Choo, the club's new leadoff hitter, batted .215 against lefties w...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  4. Darvish must find added gear down stretch

    Richard Durrett

    For all of his greatness, Yu Darvish is showing he still has to find another gear to take full ownership of his elite status. That's been clear the last four starts, culminating in Wednesday's major struggles in Oakland. It was Darvish's biggest s...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  5. Josh Hamilton struggling as Rangers arrive

    Richard Durrett

    It has not been the kind of start Josh Hamilton had hoped for in an Angels uniform. But really, it's been a continuation of the struggles he had to finish the 2012 season. I don't think I need to revisit how things ended for Hamilton. We all remember...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  6. Rangers struggle with runner at 3B, less than 2 outs

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When there's a runner at third base and less than two outs, you would expect an offense that leads the league in runs scored and batting average to take advantage. And in a close game, those kind of situations are magnified. Bu...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. Stock Report: Josh Hamilton up; catching offense down

    Richard Durrett

    It's Friday and that means a look at the Texas Rangers whose stock is trending upward and those who may be slipping a bit. Here goes: STOCK UP Josh Hamilton: After big struggles in June and July, Hamilton has bounced back in August. He is hitti...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  8. Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton says plate discipline, quitting toba...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton issued a statement Friday saying the "issue" he's been dealing with on a personal and professional level is discipline.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  9. Roy Oswalt struggles with his mechanics

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sometimes a long layoff can be good for a pitcher. He can rest any injury concerns -- like a bothersome back, for instance -- and work on things during bullpen sessions. But what if you don't get to throw but one bullpen sessio...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  10. Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton out of lineup one day after being bo...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is getting the day off and is not in the lineup for Saturday's game with the Chicago White Sox, one day after hearing boos from some of the sellout crowd during the club's 9-5 loss on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  11. Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton agrees with Nolan Ryan, says he must...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton said he respects CEO and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's opinion and that his plan is to try to be more focused and patient at the plate in an effort to climb out of his slump.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  12. Rangers confident, but respect Price

    Richard Durrett

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Price has never beaten the Rangers. In fact, they are the only AL club he's never beaten. He'll start for the ninth time against them today (including postseason), hoping to reverse his struggles. He is 0-5 with a 5.40 E...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  13. Matt Harrison's curve neutralizes lefties

    Richard Durrett

    SEATTLE -- Matt Harrison knows it's a bit strange to be a left-handed pitcher who struggles against left-handed batters. "It's very frustrating," Harrison said. "Being a lefty, you're supposed to get lefties out. That's kind of the motto, I guess....

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  14. Colby Lewis struggles in the strike zone

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis didn't have much trouble finding the strike zone on Tuesday. What he didn't do was find the location in the strike zone he wanted. Despite getting ahead of hitters, Lewis wasn't able to finish them off when pitches ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 5, Rangers 4

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- It was another frustrating loss for the Rangers, who didn't do enough with some offensive chances, couldn't do the little things early in the game and couldn't overcome some struggles from Matt Harrison. Some quick reactions (more to come ...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  16. Alexi Ogando's struggles continue

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alexi Ogando says he's not tired. He says he's simply not putting the ball where he needs to as consistently as he was prior to his last three starts. Whatever the reason, the right-hander has gone from high All-Star Game consi...

    Blog | June 25, 2011