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  1. Crystal ball: What will happen in May?

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Before the season started, I attempted to predict the Texas Rangers' record month-by-month. But that was simply my opinion based on what was happening in spring training and around the league. Predicting games months ahead of time...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  2. A quick guide to instant replay

    Richard Durrett

    Major League Baseball owners approved instant replay Thursday. The league sent out a release detailing the rules. Instant replay will start in 2014 and get a test run in some spring training games. But here are a few notes (as provided by MLB in the ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  3. Mike Maddux interested in Tigers job

    Richard Durrett

    Shouldn't every aspiring manager be interested in the Detroit Tigers' job? After all, you've got a solid pitching staff, a lineup with pop and an organization that's one of the best in the league. Jim Leyland's decision to retire means that job is...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  4. 1B Chris McGuiness is AFL MVP

    Richard Durrett

    First baseman Chris McGuiness, playing for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, has been named the 2012 MVP of the league. The 24-year-old Rangers' prospect led the league with 27 RBIs and hit .283 with four home runs in 25 games. Th...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Prospect's deal to be OK'd but includes ban

    Richard Durrett

    Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Jairo Beras' contract with the Rangers will be approved by the league, but the teenager will be suspended until July 1, 2013, for providing a false date of birth when registering with MLB as a prospect. ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  7. Texas Rangers teenager Jairo Beras will be suspended until July 1...

    Richard Durrett

    Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Jairo Beras' contract with the Texas Rangers will be approved by the league, but the teenager will be suspended until July 1, 2013.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  8. A look at Josh Hamilton's opposite-field HR

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton's 27th home run hit Saturday, which ties the league lead held by Jose Bautista, was just the fourth one he's hit opposite field this season (left or left-center). ESPN Stats & Information looked at the homer a...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  9. Josh Hamilton, Yu Darvish snag April honors

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was named American League player of the month and Yu Darvish earned AL rookie of the month honors for April. Hamilton, who turns 31 this month, led the league with nine homers, 25 RBIs, 64 total bases and a ....

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  10. Big 12: TCU-Texas may move to Thanksgiving

    Richard Durrett

    Big 12 spokesman Bob Burda said the 2012 football schedule isn't completely set until television decides which times and special dates it's looking at for games -- including Thanksgiving. The league is expecting the TCU-Texas game in Austin will b...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  11. Yorvit Torrealba suspended in Venezuela

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers backup catcher Yorvit Torrealba has been suspended 66 games by the Venezuelan League, the league president Jose Grasso Vecchio announced on twitter Monday morning. The suspension is the rest of this season and all of next season in the Ven...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  12. Torre: Not worth taking a chance on rain

    Richard Durrett

    ST. LOUIS -- Joe Torre, MLB's Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations, said that the league decided to postpone Game 6 because forecast called for precipitation during the game. The league and teams didn't want to take a chance on delays. ...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  13. Young's bat goes cold in postseason

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- Michael Young led the Texas Rangers in RBIs in 2011 with 106. No one on the club -- and only a few in the league -- hit better than his .338 mark. When the Rangers needed a big hit, Young provided it. But that Young hasn't shown up yet ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  14. Texas won't complain about tough schedule

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington joked about the questions regarding the Rangers' tough travel stretch of late. "Every time I call the league office, I get a machine," Washington said. "I didn't get any calls back. There's nothin...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  15. Pitching shuts the door after first inning

    Richard Durrett

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson knew his offense could come back from a 2-0 deficit in the first inning, even against one of the hottest pitchers in the league. But to do that, he also knew he had to keep the Angels from scoring any...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  16. Michael Young gets 10-5 rights Saturday

    Richard Durrett

    SEATTLE -- Rangers designated hitter and super-utility infielder Michael Young will earn his 10-5 rights Saturday. That means he has been in the league 10 years, at least five of them with the same team. Of course, Young has been with the Rangers ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011